Anonymous | Posted: 27 Feb 2002 | Updated: 28 Apr 2011

Cougars Come Home After Series of Road Trips

PROVO -- The No. 52 BYU women's tennis team gets its first home match in more than a month this weekend. The Cougars (2-6) will take on three ranked teams in four days, all at home, beginning with Friday's 3 p.m. match against No. 59 Kansas.

The Cougars have played well on several tough road trips so far this season. BYU head coach Craig Maanning is very happy with how well the Cougars are playing considering the challenges and stiff competition.

"Everybody's effort has been outstanding," Manning said. "We're playing much better now."

The Cougars have dealt with many obstacles this season, but have remained a tough team to beat. The Cougars look like they have their doubles combinations set now, and the team is starting to work well together.

Elizaveta Khoudoiarova, a junior from Moscow, Russia, has excelled at the No. 5 singles position so far this season. On the Cougars' most recent road trip, Khoudoiarova went undefeated in singles play. She is now 6-2 in dual matches this season.

The Cougars will face No. 12 Washington on Saturday and No. 27 Washington State on Monday. All of the matches will take place in the Smith Indoor Tennis Courts.