Gophers women’s tennis team loses its second of the year

The Gophers women’s tennis team lost its second match of the season on Friday to Brigham Young of Hawaii, 4-0.
The match was delayed by rain, which forced the cancellation of three singles matches.
BYUH swept the three doubles matches, including the Gophers’ No. 1 team of Tarah Elkins and Jenni Svehla. Minnesota’s Alice Rangsithienchai won the first set of her No. 2 singles match 6-0, but lost the next two 6-4, 6-3.
The loss dropped Minnesota’s record to 9-2 this season.
The men’s team traveled to Penn State for a late match on Sunday.
Track and Field
Sophomore pole vaulter Vesa Rantanen set a meet record Friday at the Raleigh (N.C.) Relays with a vault of 17 feet, 3 inches.
Rantanen broke the previous record of 17-2 1/4, which stood since 1988. Minnesota senior Tye Harvey finished second with a vault of 16-10 3/4.
In the shot put, junior Chad Yenchesky set a personal best and finished third with a throw of 58 feet, 4 3/4 inches. The mark beat his career high by 4 1/4 inches. Senior Jason Schleuter, the defending Big Ten champion, finished third in the discus with a throw of 177-7.
No team scores were kept at the meet.
— Aaron Kirscht