No. 46 Boise State to Host BYU on Saturday

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 46 ranked Boise State women's tennis team will look to keep riding its' home court success this Saturday (March 13) when the Broncos try and improve to 5-0 in Boise with a dual against Brigham Young University.

            Boise State will host the Cougars at 12 p.m. on Saturday at the Appleton Tennis Center. In the instance of poor weather, the dual will be moved to the BOAS Indoor Tennis Center.

Last time out...

            The Bronco women are coming off a big win this past Sunday (March 7) in which they knocked off No. 41 University of Utah, 5-2. The win marked the first for Boise State over a higher ranked opponent so far this season, which also improved the Broncos' home record to 4-0 this spring.

            Boise State earned the ever critical doubles point after a sweep of all three doubles matches against the Utes. The Broncos managed to seal the deal with wins in the No. 1, No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches.

Moving back up the national rankings...

            Boise State moved up 11 spots this week in the ITA National Team Rankings, which marks the first positive move for the Broncos since February 12, which was from No. 38 to No. 35. This week the Broncos jumped from No. 57 to No. 46 following their big win over No. 41 Utah.

            After starting the season ranked No. 34 nationally, Boise State has moved around the rankings a great deal during the past two months. The Broncos dropped to No. 38 at the start of February, but continued to fall 19 more spots to No. 57 by the end of March. Boise State will look to take advantage of a six dual home stretch, however, to continue moving back up in the standings.

Looking at the Cougars...

            BYU enters the weekend reeling from a brutal eight dual stretch that kicked off the Cougars' season. BYU heads into this weekend with a 4-6 record, after facing eight consecutive duals against top-75 ranked opponents. The Cougars managed just a 2-6 record during that eight-dual stretch.

            The four wins that BYU did manage were impressive, including wins over No. 74 Wichita State, 6-1, No. 65 Denver, 6-1, Fresno State, 4-1, and Washington State, 4-3, who is now ranked No. 60 nationally.

            The Cougars are led in singles by McCall Jones, who was No. 52 in the March 2 ITA Individual Rankings. Jones has played to a 6-2 dual record, having played at No. 1 for BYU all season. Jones has also teamed up with Megan Price at No. 1 doubles for the Cougars to earn a No. 26 national ranking, despite a 3-6 record in dual competition.

Parking on Saturday...

            If the weather is nice enough to play outside on Saturday, parking for fans attending the women's tennis dual will be directed to the library lot, which is located between Albertsons Library and the Appleton Tennis Center.

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