BYU women travel to face UNLV and Iowa State


The undefeated BYU women’s tennis team will play its first road matches this season against No. 67 UNLV on Friday and Iowa State on Saturday in Las Vegas.

“We’re preparing ourselves for the altitude,” BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “The girls are looking strong though and we’ll be ready for this weekend.

The Cougars are 4–0 for the first time since 2006 when they started 5–0. Four BYU players are still undefeated in singles play including: junior Desiree Tran, sophomore Meghan Sheehan-Dizon, freshman Nicolette Tran and senior Aubrey Paul.

Meghan Sheehan-Dizon hits a return against Boise State on Feb. 16. BYU defeated BSU 5–1. (Photo Sarah Strobel Hill)

BYU has also been dominant in doubles play and has picked up the doubles point in all four matches. The Cougars defeated Boise State last weekend 5–1. The other three wins for BYU have come against Utah State, Weber State and Nevada.

No. 67 UNLV (4-3) is the first ranked squad BYU has faced this season and is also a former conference rival for BYU.

“UNLV are always good competitors,” Jones-Spencer said. “It’ll be a challenge for us, but we’re going to go in with this winning streak and take it to them.”

Iowa State is currently 1–3 on the season with its lone win coming against Stetson.

BYU faces UNLV on Friday and Iowa State on Saturday. Both matches start at 10 a.m. PST and will be held in the Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas. 

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