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BYU tennis: BYU plays first home WCC match against San Francisco, Washington State

Freshman Anastasia Abramyan follows through after her swing.
Freshman Anastasia Abramyan follows through after her swing.
Nate Edwards, BYU Photo

For the first time this season, the BYU women’s tennis team will compete at home against a West Coast Conference opponent. The San Francisco Dons come to Provo this Friday, March 1, to play the Cougars, and the following day, BYU takes on Washington State.

Sophomore Polina Malykh, in the No. 4 and No. 5 singles slots, remains undefeated (6-0) in singles play this season. Despite BYU’s (4-3, 1-1 WCC) loss to No. 41 Gonzaga on Saturday, Malykh defeated Domonique Garley, 6-2, 6-4.

San Francisco (1-5) looks to bounce back after being swept Saturday afternoon by Cal State Fullerton, 4-0. The Dons will get their first WCC play of the regular season Friday against the Cougars. San Francisco was picked to finish ninth in the league in the Coaches Preseason Poll.

Washington State defeated visiting Eastern Washington on Saturday, 7-0, to earn the sweep and improve to 10-1 on the season. Tiffany Mylonas and Guzal Yusupova at No. 2 doubles remain undefeated (10-0) on the season. BYU is 6-8 all-time against Washington State.

The match Friday against San Francisco begins at 12 p.m. MST, at the Indoor Tennis Courts, while Saturday’s begins at 10 a.m.

Live streaming and stats for both matches will be available on BYU’s online schedule. Admission is free and complimentary pizza is provided to all spectators at each match.