SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara women's tennis will play a nonconference match against Washington State at Degheri Tennis Center on Friday at 9 a.m. PT before resuming West Coast Conference action on Saturday at 3 p.m. PT at San Francisco.
"The team is feeling really confident and playing well," head coach Ben Cabell said. "It's great and it's where we want to be at this point in the season."
The Broncos enter the weekend with a 7-9 (2-4 WCC) record after splitting their last two road matches. The Broncos fell to then-No. 17 Pepperdine but responded with a 4-2 win at Loyola Marymount the following day.
Sophomore Madison Clarke is 11-1 in dual match play this year, going 6-0 on court two and then moved up to court one and has gone 5-1. She has won five straight matches and six of her last ten. Junior Zeina El Tawil (7-6) has won three consecutive singles matches on court four for the Broncos.
Senior Daniella Silva and Clarke are10-3 on court one in doubles action this season and have won eight of their last 10 matches. Dating back to the fall, the duo has gone 13-5 overall in doubles matches.
Washington State is 9-12 (0-7 Pac-12) on the year and is currently on a nine-match losing streak. Guzal Yusupova has won seven straight matches for the Cougars and is 13-3 in dual play, going 4-1 on court one and 9-2 on court two.
"It's a great opportunity to play Washington State," Cabell said. "It's great to play a Pac-12 team and we're excited. They are a good team and we're lucky to be able to pull it off and get them to come here."
San Francisco owns a 4-14 record (1-5 WCC) and has lost its last two matches. Hanna Borjeson owns a 10-3 record during dual play, competing on courts three, four and five for the Dons.
"Obviously, USF is a really big conference match for us," Cabell said. "The girls are feeling really good about what we did last week. We got a big win at LMU that put us back in the hunt to make it to the conference tournament. We're right there with everybody else is awesome."
PARKING: On Friday, parking on campus will be subject to normal daily rates or restrictions, including the main structure, located on Palm Drive. During the weekend, campus parking facilities are free (except for permit required locations). Click here for a campus map and parking restrictions.