Head Coach Megan Dorny anticipates the women's tennis season opener this weekend at the Boise Invitational. The Utes will get a chance to play two ranked teams, Cal State Northridge #74 and Boise State #59.
Jan. 27, 2004
The University of Utah women's tennis team opens its season against three non-conference opponents this weekend at the Boise State Invitational in Boise, Idaho. The Utes take on Cal State Northridge Friday, Jan. 30 at 10:00 a.m. Competition continues on Saturday, Jan. 31 against the University of Idaho and concludes Sunday, Feb. 1 with a match against Boise State.
REVIEWING LAST SEASON:
Last year, the Utes placed seventh in the Mountain West Conference with a 1-6 mark. Utah finished the season with an overall record of 7-16. As a junior last year, Sheri Esrock finished with the best singles record on the team 15-13. Rachel Alder joined the team as a junior last year and played mainly at the No. 4 spot. Allison Hansen, who was a sophomore last year, played mostly at the No. 5 spot and had a 14-16 singles record, which was the second best on the team.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS:
Cal State Northridge will open its season at the Boise Invitational. The Matadors are currently ranked 74.
The Idaho Vandals began their season with a win at home (4-3) against Lewis-Clark State College on Jan. 21. They compiled wins from five of the seven singles spots. The Vandals beat the University of Portland (4-3) in their second match of the season but lost to No. 7 University of Washington (7-0) last week.
Boise State opened its season last Friday against BYU in Provo. The #59 ranked Broncos fell to the # 45 Cougars.
QUOTING HEAD COACH Megan Dorny:
"We are looking forward to the weekend as we open up our season against Cal. St. Northridge, U of Idaho, and Boise St. This weekend will be a great opportunity to prove that, although young, this team has a lot of talent and ambition. We will be playing two ranked teams in #59 Boise and #74 Cal St. Northridge, which will be a good test for this young team. We will likely be playing w/out Ashley Young due to an arm injury, who is expected to play high in our singles line-up when she does get cleared to play."