Cougars looking for another home win

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The BYU women’s tennis team is looking for another win on their home courts today against Santa Clara.

Edging San Fransisco out 4-3 on Saturday, the Cougars had only one day of practice in preparation for the Santa Clara match. BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said the team will focus quickly and is always ready to play. She said Sunday was a good day for the team to rest and Monday’s practice will get the team back into their rhythm.

Freshman Morgan Anderson said the quick turnaround can be beneficial.

“I definitely think it’s an advantage to just turn around and keep playing,” Anderson said. “You don’t have that downtime to really slack off.”

Anderson said during the last match the team worked out some quirks and if they play as they did in singles they should do well against the No. 66 Santa Clara team.

Junior Aubrey Paul said that this past week’s win over San Fransisco definitely gave the team confidence and momentum. Paul also said their preparation won’t change, no matter how long they have between matches.

“Every match is the same,” Paul said. “You prepare the same, you want to go out and play the same as you always do. It’s more mental than anything else, just mentally being there as a team and focused on what we want to do.”

This will be the second game played in the conference for the top-ranked Santa Clara team. They topped San Fransisco in the first conference match earlier in the season 6-1.

The Cougars (5-10) are looking to add another win to their season and are happy to have the home court advantage again.

“It’s definitely nice to be home; it’s familiar,” Jones-Spencer said. “We have our own fans and the girls love playing at home. We’re excited to have two more matches at home before we go on the road again.”

The Cougars and Broncos hit the courts at 11 a.m. Tuesday  on the outdoor tennis courts. Admission and pizza is free.

 

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