jkitchen | Posted: 3 Mar 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 38 Cougars hit the road

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PROVO, Utah – After beating No. 37 New Mexico, BYU women’s tennis climbed the rankings to No. 38 heading into two conference matches this weekend against No. 72 San Francisco and Pacific.

“Our main focus for this season is to play better each match we play,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “We are going to build off the momentum from the New Mexico match and continue to focus on improvement.”

The Cougars (5-4, 1-0) moved up further in the rankings this week than any other team, enjoying a 29 spot jump from No. 67 to No. 38, thanks to a dominating team effort in their victory of No. 37 New Mexico last Friday. Senior Meghan Sheehan-Dizon and junior Nicolette Tran led from the top of the lineup, winning in straight sets at the No. 1 and 2 singles spots.

San Francisco (5-4, 0-0) returns home after visiting Arizona State over the weekend where they fell in Tempe 7-0. The Dons are led by junior Andrea Ka who is ranked No. 72 nationally in singles.

Pacific (5-3, 0-0) will look to bounce back from a loss at UC Irvine last week when the Cougars come into town on Saturday. The Tigers are led by senior captain, Iveta Masarova who won in straight sets against Irvine.

Friday’s match at San Francisco will begin at 10 a.m. PST in San Francisco and Saturday’s match against Pacific is at 12 p.m. PST in Stockton.

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