BYU women’s tennis takes on three WCC opponents this week


The BYU women’s tennis team will be looking to overcome its recent slump during its three matches this week — first at home against Portland Wednesday, then against San Francisco and Santa Clara on the road Friday and Saturday.

“It’s great for us, because we play well on our home court,” BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “I think the girls are really excited to play at home again, and I am as well.”

Morgan Anderson serves in her Feb. 8 match. (Photo Sarah Hill)
Morgan Anderson serves the ball during her match against the University of Nevada on Feb. 8. BYU has three matches this week. (Photo Sarah Hill)

BYU (6–5) is returning home for the first time since losing to the University of Utah on March 2. The Cougars are 4–1 at home this season. Last season, BYU defeated Portland (8–6, 1–1 WCC) on the road 5–2. The Pilots come into the match having won three consecutive matches, including a 6–1 victory over WCC foe Gonzaga. The Cougars are coming off a 4–3 victory over the Hawaii Warriors in Honolulu on Saturday.

On Friday BYU will travel to face San Francisco in its first away WCC match of the season. San Francisco currently sits at 6–5, 0–2 WCC, having lost its two conference matches against Santa Clara and Saint Mary’s.

BYU was also victorious last season against San Francisco, taking a 4–3 victory in Provo.

The last match of the week for BYU will be against Santa Clara. Last season the Broncos narrowly defeated the Cougars 4–3 in Provo. Santa Clara will come into the match with a 5–5 record, and a 1–0 record in the WCC.

The Cougars and Pilots hit the courts Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Admission is free.

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