As it has so many times this season, the match came down to a couple of points on various courts, but in the end it was fifth-seeded Oregon coming away with a 4-1 victory over Arizona in the opening round of Pac-12 Championship play, Wednesday afternoon out at Libbey Park.
The eighth-seeded Arizona Wildcats will take on the fifth-seeded Oregon Ducks, Wednesday at noon in the opening round of Pac-12 Championship play out at Libbey Park in Ojai, California.
Junior Naoki Takeda cruised to his team-leading 23rd victory of the season, while freshman Shoki Kasahara earned a convincing straight-set victory on court five, but unfortunately the two victories weren't enough, as Arizona dropped a 4-2 decision to Utah, Saturday out at Coach Mike's Tennis Academy up in Salt Lake City.
The Wildcats will hit the road again this weekend for their final regular season match, as they get ready to face Utah, Saturday at 10:00 am PT up in Salt Lake City before heading to Ojai, Calif. for Pac-12 Championship play.
A short-handed Arizona squad couldn't quite keep pace on Senior Day, as the Wildcats dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 62 Washington, Sunday out at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center, in what marked the final home match of the season.
Every year like clockwork a fresh batch of student-athletes come to campus with high expectations and goals of becoming a star player for their respective sport. They enter, young, eager, ready to learn and adapt to a new college lifestyle. The student-athlete grows each year, learning and looking up to the upperclassmen, before soon enough, they become seniors of their own.
Junior Jason Jaruvang picked up his 16th victory of the season, while earning his first win from the No. 2 spot, but a depleted Arizona squad didn't have quite enough to defeat No. 56 Oregon, as it fell 4-1, Friday out at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.
The Wildcats return home this weekend for their final two home matches of the season, as they'll play host to No. 56 Oregon, Friday at 11:30 am PT and No. 62 Washington, Sunday at noon PT. Both matches will be held at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center, in what will be the final career home contests for seniors Sumeet Shinde and Robin Chou.
Sophomore Jose Zamorano collected his first career victory, but it wasn't enough as a short-handed Arizona squad dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 7 USC, Saturday out at Marks Stadium in Los Angeles.
Fifteenth ranked UCLA proved to be too much for Arizona, as the Bruins defeated the Wildcats 4-0 out at the Los Angeles Tennis Center, Friday afternoon in Los Angeles.
The Wildcats are back in action this week, as they'll wrap up their season-long 11-match road swing in Los Angeles, with contests at No. 15 UCLA, Friday at 3:00 pm PT and at No. 6 USC, Sunday at 1 pm PT.
The 43rd ranked Stanford Cardinal proved to be too much, as it defeated Arizona 7-0, Saturday up in Palo Alto.