April 10, 2008
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah women's tennis team will play two big conference matches this weekend against No. 55 New Mexico and No. TCU. The Lobos will be hosting both matches at their outdoor tennis facility in Albuquerque, N.M. with the matches beginning at 2:00 p.m. MST. The Utes and Lobos will compete on Friday, and then take on TCU on Saturday afternoon.
The women's tennis team has established a No. 54 national ranking by the ITA with a tallied 13-6 season record. The Utes are currently 4-1 in conference play, with their only loss coming from UNLV (4-0).
Last week the Utes played a solid weekend to go undefeated in conference matches on the road. The team started off with a 7-0 sweep over Air Force to get things going. On Saturday Utah defeated Colorado State 5-2, before finishing out with a 4-1 victory over Wyoming on Sunday.
The Utes are led by senior Elizabeth Ferris in both singles and doubles with partner Emily Kwok. The Ute, a native to Anaheim, Calif., has racked up an impressive 30-9 singles record so far this season to earn a No. 60 national ranking by the ITA.
New Mexico has earned a No. 55 national ranking by the ITA this week with a 12-7 record. The Lobos are 4-1 in conference play with their only loss also coming from UNLV (7-0).
Last week the team played two conference matches earning one win and one loss. The Lobos defeated San Diego State 4-3 before falling to the Rebels.
The team is led by No. 123 Ola Abou-Zekry. The junior has tallied a 15-12 singles record this year and will team up with Lucy Scott at the top spot in doubles play.
TCU has rightfully earned a No. 24 national ranking after tallying a 15-4 season record. The Horned Frogs have gone on an impressive run, going undefeated 5-0 in conference play so far.
Last week, the team competed in two conference matches while on the road. The Horned Froges defeated No. 51 UNLV 4-3 and San Diego State 5-2
In doubles play, Sydorska teams up with Macall Harkins at the top spot. The duo has earned a No. 12 national ranking by the ITA.