Women's Tennis Home Opener on Friday

Sophomore Christina Doerr will compete this weekend when BYU takes on Utah State and Arkansas (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The No. 28 BYU women's tennis team will host its first home matches of the season this weekend when it takes on Utah State and No. 53 Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Several Cougars faced Utah State opponents at the BYU Invitational earlier in the fall season. Sophomore Kristina Doerr defeated Brianna Harris (6-3, 6-4) in the first round of singles, eventually going on to win the tournament.

The Cougars will have their hands full when they face Arkansas' Aurelija Miseviciute, who is currently ranked as the No. 1 singles player in the country. Miseviciute and doubles partner Ela Kaluder are nationally ranked No. 12, along with No. 45 Maryori Franco and Nanar Airapetian.

BYU's match against Utah State will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and the match against Arkansas will start at noon on Saturday. Admission to both matches is free. BYU "Y Lot" parking is available to visitors after 4 p.m. on Fridays and all BYU parking is open to the public on Saturdays.