Tennis on tap

The Ute women’s tennis team opens its 2006 season Saturday when it hosts Kansas at the Eccles Tennis Center. First serve is scheduled for 11 a.m.

“We are excited to get our season officially underway this Saturday,” U coach Megan Dorny said. “We hope to have a healthy squad, as we’ve been battling some minor injuries over the course of the last month.”

The Utes have not seen action since October, when they participated in the ITA Regional Competition.

Also in action this weekend is the men’s team, which will be on the road. The Utes travel to Denver to face the Pioneers on Friday before heading to Boulder on Saturday for an afternoon match with Colorado.

It will be the second meeting between the Utes and Buffaloes, with CU getting the win against Utah in Boise two weeks ago. The ITA ranks Colorado 51st in the country.

Joe Beatty