Head Coach Megan Dorny feels the Ute's can be dominant against Weber State and Portland.
March 30, 2004
THIS WEEK: The University of Utah women's tennis team takes on the Weber State Wildcats on Friday, April 2 in Ogden at 2:00 p.m. On Sunday, April 4, the Utes host the University of Portland at noon.
REVIEWING LAST WEEK: Utah came up short against conference opponents No. 51 UNLV and No. 67 San Diego State last weekend in Las Vegas. The Utes suffered two 7-0 losses to the ranked teams. The women's tennis team has lost nine in a row and has dropped to 5-12 overall and 0-3 in the conference.
UTE NOTES: Junior Allison Hansen and freshman Ashley Young are still unable to compete due to injury. Shannon Bullard, a junior from Ogden, and Jenacee Jackson, a freshman from Salt Lake, have joined the lineup to help the Utes out.
SCOUTING THE OPPOSITION: Weber State University is part of the Big Sky conference. The Wildcats are 7-8 overall on the season and 2-2 in conference play. Conferences wins for Weber State have been over Montana State 7-0 and Eastern Washington 6-1. Robertina Marcu and Briana Beauchene have both been honoroed as Big Sky Players of the Week this season.
The University of Portland has a 7-12 mark on the season. Head Coach Susie Campbell-Gross leads the Pilots, who are part of the West Coast Conference. Portland is 2-1 in the conference with victories over Gonzaga 7-0 and San Francisco 5-2.
QUOTING HEAD COACH Megan Dorny:
"After a series of tough losses for our team where we have really been battling for some points, we look forward to playing Weber St. and U. of Portland this weekend. Even in the midst of changes to our doubles line-up and semi-permanent changes to the composition of our team (season-ending injuries to Hansen and Young), the coaches feel like these are two matches we can be dominant in if we go out and play the way we are capable of as a team...confident, consistent, and willing to take calculated risks."