BYU tennis: No. 71 BYU faces in-state rival No. 44 Utah

By McKay Perry

For the Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 18 2014 3:30 p.m. MST

Coming off an upset win at home, No. 71 BYU women’s tennis is on the road against No. 49 Utah on Wednesday at 5 p.m. MST at the Eccles Tennis Center in Salt Lake City.

Wednesday's Deseret Duel match pits the Cougars (2-3) against their third ranked opponent of the season in the Utes (4-1). BYU holds the advantage all-time against Utah with a 36-11 record, but the last win against the in-state rival came in the 2009 season.

BYU is coming off its home-opening win against No. 50 Denver, 6-1. The last time the Cougars beat a top-50 team was Jan. 23, 2009, upsetting No. 44 Washington State at home, also by the score of 6-1.

Last week, Utah beat the Pioneers as well, 5-2. The Cougars and the Utes have each beaten Boise State by match scores of 4-3 and 5-2, respectively.

Live stats will be available on the Utah athletics website.

BYU continues its season on the road against No. 44 UC Irvine on Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. PST.

McKay Perry is the sports information director for BYU men's and women's tennis. Contact him at

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