Cougars, Aggies set to battle Saturday in women’s tennis

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The BYU women’s tennis team hosts Utah State at the indoor tennis courts on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the second match of the season for both teams.

The match against in-state rival Utah State is always a difficult one for BYU.

Morgan Anderson returns the ball to her opponent during Saturday’s 7–0 victory over Weber State. The Cougars and Aggies face off on Saturday. Photo by Sarah Hill

“It’s going to be a tough match,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We’re kind of like their big match of the year; they’re going to come out gunning for us.”

BYU (1–0) is coming off a 7–0 victory over Weber State in which the Cougars dropped only one set. Utah State (1–0) started its season off with 6–1 win against Idaho State last Saturday.

BYU’s No. 1 singles player, sophomore Morgan Anderson, will look to pick up where she left off last week in a dominating performance against Weber State.

“I’m feeling really confident,” Anderson said. “We had a great start last week. We know that Utah State is going to be a step up and everyone’s looking really good.”

BYU had a good week of practice and expects to be sharp this week against the Aggies.

“The girls practiced really hard this week,” Jones-Spencer said. “They played well against Weber so I think we’ll be ready and should be just fine.”

 

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