Women’s tennis faces San Diego and St. Mary’s on the road


Coming off one home win and two road losses last week, the Cougars will travel again to face No. 51 San Diego on Friday and No. 43 Saint Mary’s on Saturday in California.

Desiree Tran returns the ball against Portland at BYU’s indoor tennis courts. The Cougars face the Toreros and the Gaels on the road this weekend. (Photo by Chris Bunker)

“We need to make sure we have a good attitude about going on the road, just handling it like any other match,” BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We’ve also been focusing on winning the doubles point. When we do that we’re pretty tough to beat.”

BYU (7–7, 1–2 WCC) will be playing its last two road matches of the season. On the road this season the Cougars are 2–6, with their two wins coming against Hawaii on March 16 and Iowa State on Feb. 23.

The Cougars will attempt to avenge last season’s 5–2 defeat to the Toreros (7–7, 2–1 WCC) at the USD west tennis courts at 1:30 p.m. PDT on Friday. San Diego is led by Laura Claus, who is ranked No. 108 nationally.

Saint Mary’s (9–7, 4–0 WCC) is currently the WCC leader and defeated San Diego at home 5–0 on Tuesday. Jenny Jullian leads the way for the Gaels at the No. 1 spot and is ranked No. 17 in the country. Last season Saint Mary’s prevailed in a very close 4–3 match in Provo. The two teams will play Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex.

BYU returns to Provo on Monday April 8 for its match against Washington State.



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