acook | Posted: 7 Mar 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Fresno State, Middle Tennessee on deck for Cougars

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PROVO, Utah – After a thrilling 4-3 comeback victory over Nevada last weekend, the BYU women's tennis team travels to California this week for two road matches. 

The Cougars (3-5, 0-0 West Coast Conference) will face Middle Tennessee (5-8, 0-3 Conference USA) on Thursday, March 9 at 1 p.m. PST followed by a matchup with Fresno State (4-5, 0-0 Mountain West Conference) on Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. PST. Both matches will be played at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center in Fresno. 

BYU will attempt to earn its first road victory of the season The Cougars have performed well in doubles as of late, winning the doubles point in four of the past five matches. The Cougars are led in doubles by senior Savannah Ware-Avina and freshman Samantha Smith who hold a 5-2 doubles record in dual matches this season. 

The Blue Raiders ended a four-game skid with a victory over 4-0 victory against San Francisco last weekend. Middle Tennessee State has also defeated Sam Houston, UT-Martin, Belmont and Lipscomb and will face Fresno State on Wednesday, March. 8.  

The Bulldogs return to Fresno to protect a 1-0 home record after defeating Santa Clara on the road last week, 6-1. Fresno State's wins this season include matches against Eastern Washington and Sacramento State as well as a notable 5-2 victory over the University of Utah. 

Fans can check the BYU schedule page for information regarding live coverage.

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