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Madeline Parker and the Bulldogs welcome BYU, Northern Arizona and Weber State this weekend.
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Zags Welcome Three Opponents Over Easter Weekend

Courtesy: Gonzaga Athletics
          Release: 04/05/2012
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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga University women's tennis team's seven-match homestand continues this weekend as the Bulldogs welcome three opponents to the Spokane Racquet Club. The Bulldogs host West Coast Conference newcomer BYU Friday at 11 a.m. and then they take a break from conference play to host Northern Arizona University Saturday and Weber State University Sunday. Both matches against the Big Sky Conference members begin at 9 a.m.

HEAD COACH D.J. GURULE'S THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS WEEKEND: "We are very excited to play BYU this weekend.  They are a very talented and formidable program.  We will have to play our best against them, but I feel like our team is ready and up for the challenge. We are at the start of two of our most difficult weekends of the year."

SCOUTING BYU: BYU recently closed out its home schedule with a 4-3 loss to then-No. 34 Saint Mary's College last Friday. Newcomer Meghan Sheehan-Dizon leads the effort for the Cougars in singles play with a 20-10 overall record. She also finished the home schedule going undefeated with a perfect 7-0 record. Sheehan-Dizon also leads the team in doubles with Megan Price. The two carry a 9-6 record in doubles play.

SCOUTING NORTHERN ARIZONA: Northern Arizona University returns to the court after taking last weekend off. The Lumberjacks played three matches from March 23-26, taking Big Sky Conference wins over the University of Montana (4-3) and Montana State University (5-1) at home before dropping a 6-1 decision to University of Oregon (6-1) in Phoenix, Ariz. Johanna Vang and Alice Pacaut both lead the Lumberjacks with eight wins in singles play while Vang and Hannah Stone lead the team in doubles with nine wins. Before taking on Gonzaga University, the Lumberjacks will swing by Pullman, Wash., to face Washington State University Friday.

SCOUTING WEBER STATE: Weber State University begins a three-match road swing through the Inland Northwest. The Wildcats will face the University of Idaho Friday and Washington State University Saturday before coming to Spokane to take on Gonzaga University Sunday. The Wildcats are still in search for their first win of the spring season, falling to 0-17. Recently, the Wildcats dropped a 5-2 Big Sky Conference match last Thursday. Thais Kurer leads the effort in singles for Weber State with five wins while three doubles teams each produced a win.

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