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Gough and Blau Earn Spots in Preseason Polls
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 12, 2000
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TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona's doubles team of senior Michelle Gough and junior Lindsay Blau earned a No. 3 ranking in the preseason poll released Monday. Gough and Blau enjoyed one of the greatest doubles seasons in school history last year. The duo captured three tournament championships including the Pac-10 doubles title and the ITA Region VIII crown. For their efforts, the pair earned All-American honors and a berth in the NCAA Championship. The duo also cracked the preseason polls for the Cats on the singles side. Blau is 46th to open the fall campaign, while Gough enters at No. 64. Last season, Blau highlighted her year with an upset of then top-ranked Kristina Kraszewski and an eventual spot in the NCAA Singles Championship. The versatile Gough upset San Diego's third-ranked Katarina Valkyova at the UA Invitational to cap a year that saw her in the polls for five of the season's eight installments. The Wildcats open their fall season, Sept. 15-17, when they travel to Williamsburg, Va., for the William and Mary Invitational.