The Cougars will face three teams this weekend in the last home matches of the season. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- After splitting matches on the road last week, the No. 63 men’s tennis team will return home to host Eastern Washington, Loyola Marymount and Montana State. These will be the Cougars’ final home matches of the season.
Eastern Washington comes to Provo with a 10-6 record. The Eagles last result was a 7-0 sweep of Bethany, but they will play Weber State and Idaho State before facing BYU. EWU’s Nico Riego de Dios and Kyle Schraeder comprise the first ranked doubles team in the school’s history, coming in at the No. 72 spot.
The Cougars will turn their attention to Loyola Marymount Friday. The Lions have struggled this season, compiling a 3-12 record so far. They dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 57 Harvard in their last outing. Last season, LMU defeated BYU 4-3 in Los Angeles.
Montana State will be the Cougars’ last foe of the weekend and last home match of the season. The Bobcats are 8-6 with their last result being a 4-3 win over Azusa Pacific. BYU defeated Montana State 6-1 when the teams met last year.
Thursday’s match against Eastern Washington begins at 6 p.m. at the BYU Indoor Tennis Courts, east of South Field. Friday and Saturday’s matches start at 1: 30 p.m. at the BYU Outdoor Tennis Center, weather permitting.
Admission is free, and the team will provide pizza and prizes for fans. All BYU “Y Lot” parking lots are open to the public after 4 p.m. during the week and all day Saturday.