March 5, 2014
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada women's tennis team is returning to the road to continue its spring dual season when it travels to Utah for a two-match trip.
The Wolf Pack (5-3) is looking to get back into the win column, as the team has a hit a two-match skid after winning its previous five in a row. The trip will begin with BYU on Thursday, and will conclude the short trip with the USF Dons on Friday. The team had success on the road earlier this season, and head coach Guillaume Tonelli hopes it can continue this week.
"It's not easy having to play the majority of the front half of your schedule on the road, but the girls found a way to win," he said. "I am confident we can keep it up, we just have to play hard this week."
BYU sits at 2-4 coming into this week, after having its matches scheduled for last week rained out. The Cougars have played a handful of ranked opponents, including No. 28 Tulsa and No. 41 Washington in its opening weekend, both loses. BYU does have a victory over a ranked opponent this season, when it beat then No. 50 Denver on Feb. 15, 2014. Predicted to play in the No. 1 slot is Mayci Jones, who is 3-3 from that position this season.
The University of San Francisco Dons come into the match with a 7-3 record, having lost its most recent match to then No. 64 Santa Clara by a score of 4-3. The Dons have won three of their past five, with victories over San Jose State and UC Davis. Expected to play from the No. 1 court is Thyra Taune, who is 6-2 from that position this spring, and a combined 20-4 in 2013-2014.
The match with BYU will begin on Thursday at 2 pm, while Nevada's match on Friday with USF begins at 9 am. Results can be found after match conclusion on NevadaWolfPack.com.
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