BYU Continues Tough Schedule on the Road

Chie Hayasaka and the BYU women's tennis team will face Kansas and Kansas State on the road this week. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The No. 34 BYU women's tennis team will go on the road to face Kansas and No. 63 Kansas state this Friday and Saturday, respectively, in its first matches since the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

"The Indoor Championships were really productive for us," BYU head coach Craig Manning said. "We have worked hard and I fell like we started playing very well at the end of the tournament. We're excited to see how things work out for us now that they are over."

Kansas has a record of 1-6 this year and is looking to end its four game skid at home against the Cougars. The Jayhawks have played five of their seven matches this year at home and have a record of 1-4 on their own courts.

No. 63 Kansas State will be the sixth team the Cougars have played this year that is ranked in the Top 75. BYU has a record of 1-4 against ranked teams with three of those losses coming at the National Indoor Championships against No. 10 Baylor, No.12 Virginia Commonwealth and No. 14 Clemson.

Next week the Cougars will travel to No. 52 Arkansas and No. 51 Texas Tech before returning home to face No. 53 Colorado and No. 65 Boise State. In total, the Cougars will have faced 17 ranked teams before season's end with four of those teams coming in conference play (No. 16 TCU, No. 38 UNM, No. 39 UNLV, No. 49 SDSU).