Four Road Matches in Five Days
PROVO -- After a full week off, the BYU men's tennis team will face four teams in the next five days as they hit the road to take on UCSB (No. 72) on Saturday, Arizona State (No. 26) on Monday March 22, Stanford (No. 7) the following day and finish the road swing against California Berkeley (No. 23) on Wednesday March 24 respectively.
The Cougars look to take care of some unfinished business Saturday against the 6-4 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. In their last meeting against the Gauchos, BYU captured the doubles point just before the match was cancelled due to inclement weather. UCSB is on a four-match winning streak with recent wins over Yale and Utah State.
The 4-7 Sun Devils of Arizona State will be looking for a much-needed win against BYU when the Cougars come to Phoenix. The Sun Devils were blanked in their last two matches against No. 8 UCLA and NO. 4 USC.
Stanford's top doubles duo, Sam Warburg and All-American KC Corkery, is coming off a big win at the 115th annual Pacific Coast Doubles Championship capturing the consolation championship as the No. 3 seed. The Cardinal is 8-2 on the season.
As the BYU men's team rolls into Berkeley to finish it's four-match road trip, it will look to avenge its 5-0 loss to Cal Berkeley in the 2003 campaign.
"The key to our success in these matches will be winning the doubles points early," head coach Brad Pearce said. "I'm confident in our team's ability to win. We've had some tough losses, but we've also had some really close matches against some of the nation's top-ranked teams."
Despite their 1-10 record this season, the Cougars have played some of the top-ranked teams in the country, posting one of the toughest schedules in Division I Tennis.
BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe has announced Zack Warren as BYU head men’s tennis coach.