Anonymous | Posted: 21 Jan 2004 | Updated: 28 Apr 2011

BYU Women's Tennis to Host Boise State

PROVO -- The No. 45 BYU women's tennis team (1-0) will be looking for its second consecutive win this week as it plays host to Boise State (No. 59) Saturday at Noon in Provo.

The Cougars dominated the Aggies of Utah State in their season opener last week 7-0. Head coach Craig Manning hopes the outcome against Boise State will also be positive.

"They've (Boise State) got a tough team," Manning said. "Their line up is pretty deep and they're really good at the top. They are a well balanced team."

Manning feels the Cougars are also well balanced and have good depth.

"Our doubles teams are playing really well right now and the new combinations are just awesome," Manning said. "I think playing on our home court gives the girls more confidence. They just need to execute."

A big spark for the team is the return of senior Lu Oswald. Oswald's win last week over USU marks the first time she has competed in the one year.

"Having Lu back is a big plus for our team," Manning said. "She's a great competitor and will be a key for us this season."

Last week coach Manning changed the doubles teams, which proved to be beneficial for the Cougars. Manning teamed Barbora Zahnova and Hadley Macfarlane together and paired Sofia Holden with Nicole Schneider. Combined, both teams tallied the first point for BYU in its first season match against the Aggies.

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