Conference Play Gets Underway

(Dolly Chang) The BYU women's tennis team will play CSU, Air Force, and Wyoming this weekend. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Mountain West Conference action gets into full force for the No. 27 BYU women's tennis team this weekend in Fort Collins, Colo.

The team has already played one conference match against the University of Utah this season, which the Cougars won 4-3 in Provo on Mar. 16. The squad will face off against Colorado State, Air Force, and Wyoming on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, respectively.

"We're excited to start conference play and to see if we continue to play the way we have," BYU head coach Craig Manning. "We've had some really solid matches coming into this weekend and we've had a great mental attitude. As a coach I am anxious to see what we can do in conference."

BYU enters the conference season with the highest national ranking at No. 27, followed by TCU at No. 41 and San Diego State at No. 74. The team currently has a non-conference record of 10-5 and an 11-5 record overall. The team's only losses have come against No. 56 Washington State, No. 10 Baylor, No. 18 Clemson, No. 12 Virginia Commonwealth, and No. 2 Notre Dame. The team has also recorded wins over six nationally ranked opponents.

After the three-match road trip, the Cougars will return to Provo for their final home match of the season against non-conference-opponent No. 48 Boise State on April 4.