Cougars Face Weekend in California

Senior Jonathan Sanchez will join the Cougars as they travel to take on Stanford and Santa Clara this weekend. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The No. 71 ranked BYU men's tennis team will resume competition and head to the west coast this weekend to face No. 40 Stanford and Santa Clara.

The Cougars (3-0) have yet to play a spring match on the road, due to cancellations made earlier in the season, and will compete in a dual match for the first time since facing Eastern Washington on Jan. 19.

Stanford's match against BYU will be the fourth of seven consecutive home contests for the Cardinal. Stanford (1-4), who enters Friday's match fresh off its 7-0 shutout of Hawai'i on Wednesday, is led by the nation's second-ranked Alex Clayton and No. 41 Ted Kelly, both of whom are freshman.

For Santa Clara (1-2), undefeated sophomore Jay Wong hopes to lead the Broncos back from their 5-2 loss to Loyola Marymount last week.

BYU will face Stanford on Friday at 1:30 PT, before traveling to take on Santa Clara at 12 p.m. PT on Saturday.