It was a roller coaster ride for the Arizona Wildcats. From untimely injuries to big-time upsets and impressive individual performances, the 2014-15 campaign had a little bit of everything.
University of Arizona men's basketball's Dusan Ristic, men's tennis' Shoki Kasahara, softball's Katiyana Mauga and volleyball's Ashley Harris have been named UA Student-Athletes of the Month for the April/May academic period.
Junior Naoki Takeda has been placed as the eighth ranked player in the Southwest Region, according to the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association regional rankings, which goes down as the highest regional ranking ever obtained by an Arizona player.
Future Wildcat Trent Botha put on quite a show, as he advanced to the semifinals in doubles play out at the Standard Bank Open this week in Maputo, Mozambique.
Sophomore Will Kneale, junior Matt Dunn, and senior Sumeet Shinde were all named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mentions, announced by the league office on Wednesday.
University of Arizona junior Naoki Takeda has been named an All-Pac-12 Conference Honorable Mention, according to a vote of conference coaches, released by the league office on Monday.
No. 64 ranked Naoki Takeda travels to Waco, Texas to take part in the 2015 NCAA Singles Championships, beginning on Wednesday at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas. The junior is currently slated as the sixth alternate in the event.
No. 62 ranked Naoki Takeda has been selected to participate as an alternate in the singles portion of this year's NCAA Championships, the NCAA announced on Wednesday. The event will take place on May 20-25th at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas.
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.