The BYU women’s and men’s tennis teams begin their pursuits of the tournament title in the West Coast Conference Championships with the women seeded No. 2 and the men seeded No. 6 at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego.
After it’s first undefeated home schedule in 16 years, the 57th-ranked Cougars (12-7, 8-1 WCC) are the No. 2 seed and get an automatic bye to the semifinals of the WCC tournament Friday at 12:30 p.m. PDT. BYU will face either Gonzaga, Pacific, Saint Mary’s or San Francisco.
The Cougars defeated Gonzaga and San Francisco by the score of 4-3 and Pacific with a 6-1 mark. The team’s 5-2 upset win over then No. 38 Saint Mary’s was the first win over a top-40 team since 2007, when coach Lauren Jones-Spencer was a senior on the team.
The team is led by three newcomers — freshmen Mayci Jones, Toby Miclat and Savannah Ware.
Jones plays at the No. 1 spot and is coming off two straight wins last weekend. Miclat posted a 12-7 dual match record from fourth and fifth singles, while Ware saw time at No. 5 and No. 6, compiling a 14-5 dual mark.
Coming off two dominating home wins, the Cougars (10-14, 4-5 WCC) will face seventh-seeded Pacific on Wednesday at 9 a.m. PDT.
During the regular season matchup in Stockton, Calif., BYU topped the Tigers, 4-3, after rallying from a 3-0 deficit.
The team is led by Francis Sargeant at first singles. The junior compiled a 28-11 record overall and 17-6 in dual match play.
McKay Perry is the sports information director for BYU men's and women's tennis. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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