BYU will compete with Boise State Saturday
PROVO -- In its first road match since Feb. 1, the BYU women’s tennis team will travel to Idaho to take on No. 46 Boise State. The Cougars (4-6) will try to keep the momentum from last week’s 6-1 win over Fresno State when they face the Broncos Saturday.
“We’re excited and we know this is a good opportunity,” BYU coach Joey Johnson said. “Our whole team is looking forward to this match.”
BSU has compiled a 7-4 record so far this season, including a 5-2 win over No. 41 Utah this past Sunday. The Broncos’ Pichiitra Thongdach is the No. 42 player in the country, coming in just ahead of No. 52 McCall Jones. Thongdach and Lauren Megale are ranked No. 23 as a doubles team, three spots in front of Jones and Megan Price. The Cougars lead the all-time record 11-1 and fell to Boise State for the first time ever in last year’s 5-2 contest.
“The players have been working hard these past few weeks in practices and matches,” Johnson said. “Our confidence level is slowly but surely getting higher.”
First serve is set for noon Saturday at the Appleton Tennis Center. In the event of poor weather, the match will move indoors to the BOAS Tennis Center.