BYU women’s tennis begins regional tournament


The BYU women’s tennis team travels to Las Vegas to compete in the ITA Mountain Regional tournament this week in Las Vegas.

The Cougars will be facing off against 19 other schools, including in-state schools Utah, Utah State and Weber State.

“This is going to be a good week of tennis for us,” Head Coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said in a press release. “We have been practicing well and the girls all seem ready to compete.”

The Cougars showed well in last year’s tournament, recording five wins in the singels tournament and five wins in the doubles tournament.

Junior Desiree Tran prepares to hit the ball during this year’s BYU Invitational.

The Cougars are coming off a strong showing in the Cal Nike Invitational in California and the Jack Taylor Classic in Boise two weeks ago.

Freshman Mackenna Maddox advanced to the semifinals of the Cal Nike Invitational, but chose not to participate in the later rounds due to BYU’s policy prohibiting Sunday play. Junior Desiree Tran and Sophomore Meghan Sheehan-Dizon played doubles together, advancing to the quarterfinals before losing to the team from Cal.

The winners of the tournament will advance to the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships. The BYU tennis team won’t play again until November when they participate in the Arizona State University Tournament.

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