Quantcast

BYU tennis: No. 52 BYU women’s tennis plays home finale against San Diego

By McKay Perry

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:20 p.m. MDT

Looking to conclude its home schedule undefeated, No. 52 BYU women’s tennis hosts San Diego in West Coast Conference action Saturday at noon MDT.

A win in the final home match would give the Cougars (9-7, 5-1 WCC) an unbeaten home slate for the first time since the 1997-98 season.

“We’re excited for our final home match of the season,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “Over the course of the season we’ve improved individually and as a team. We’re at the point where if we focus, we know we can get the results we want.”

In all-time head-to-head meetings, BYU is 6-9 against the Toreros (7-9, 3-3 WCC) with three losses coming in the first two years as a member of the WCC.

Last weekend BYU edged Santa Clara for the 4-3 win.

With the match at 3-2 in favor of the Cougars, the opportunity to clinch fell upon freshman Savannah Ware. The Southern California native repeated a familiar storyline, clinching the WCC victory for BYU by taking the two-set contest, 6-4, 6-2. Ware has clinched four wins this season including victories over Boise State, San Francisco and then 38th-ranked Saint Mary’s.

Live stats for Saturday’s match will be available through the BYU Athletics website.

The Cougars will be on the road for the rest of the schedule with matches against Portland on April 17 and Gonzaga on April 18, before the WCC Championships on April 23-26.

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

Get The Deseret News Everywhere

Subscribe

Mobile

RSS