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20070221 Women?s Tennis Faces Two Top 10 Teams at Home
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Release: 02/21/2007
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<DIV class=Section1> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This Week for the Wildcats: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">No. 46 Arizona (5-3, 2-0) will host two Pac-10 teams in non-conference play at the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">LaNelle</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Robson</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Tennis</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> this weekend.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats will face No. 7 California at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> will take on No. 1 Stanford at noon on Saturday, Feb. 24.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Last week: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats opened Pac-10 play 2-0 with a pair of wins over the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Washington</st1:State></st1:place> schools.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> opened conference play on Friday with a 6-1 win over No. 56 Washington State.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats won the doubles point and then won the first five singles matches to claim the victory.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> got its second Pac-10 win over <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Washington</st1:State></st1:place>, 5-2.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats again took the doubles point and took the first two singles matches in straight sets.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Washington then came back to take the next two points before Arizona was able to close out and get wins in the No. 1 and No. 4 positions to take the match.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Against <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">California</st1:place></st1:State>: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This is the 43<SUP>rd</SUP> all-time meeting between the Bears and Wildcats. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">California</st1:place></st1:State> leads the series 33-9. Last season, the Wildcats went 0-2 against <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">California</st1:place></st1:State>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="BACKGROUND: yellow; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-highlight: yellow"><o:p><FONT size=2></FONT></o:p></SPAN></B> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Scouting the Golden Bears: <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">California</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> is 6-2 on the season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Bears are coming off two huge wins over No. 15 UCLA and No. 5 USC. The team&rsquo;s two losses came in the ITA National Team Indoors. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State></st1:place> is led by junior Susie Babos and senior Zsuzsanna Fodor. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Babos is ranked No. 5 is singles while Fodor is the 14<SUP>th</SUP>-ranked player. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Nina Henkel and Stephanie Kusano are also ranked in singles. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In doubles, Babos and Fodor are ranked fourth as a pair. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Bears have two other pairs making the top 45.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Head coach Jan Brogran returns for her 29<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State>. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The team returns seven players and adds two freshmen. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="BACKGROUND: yellow; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-highlight: yellow"><o:p><FONT size=2></FONT></o:p></SPAN> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Against Stanford: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This is the 48<SUP>th</SUP> all-time meeting between the Cardinal and Wildcats. Stanford leads the series 1-46.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> dropped two against the Cardinal last season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats only win against Stanford came in 1987.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="BACKGROUND: yellow; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-highlight: yellow"><o:p><FONT size=2></FONT></o:p></SPAN></B> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Scouting the Cardinal:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Stanford is 5-1 so far this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Its only loss of the season came at the ITA National Team Indoors against No. 6 Georgia Tech.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Cardinal also swept No. 15 UCLA and No. 5 USC last weekend. Stanford features five players in the ITA singles rankings.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Freshman Jessica Nguyen leads the way at No. 4.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Celia Durkin, No. 6, and Theresa Logar, No. 12, are also in the top 15. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Cardinal has two pairs ranked in doubles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Head coach Lele Forood enters her seventh season at Stanford. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The team returns seven players and adds one freshman. </SPAN></FONT><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></B></P></DIV><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><BR style="PAGE-BREAK-BEFORE: auto; mso-break-type: section-break" clear=all></SPAN></B> <DIV class=Section2> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Double Trouble: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> has won the doubles point in six of its eight matches so far this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats are 5-1 when winning the point and 0-2 when their opponents take the point.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Ranked Rivals: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats have played their last six of seven matches against ranked opponents since opening the season against unranked <st1:place w:st="on">Northern Arizona</st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>A total of nine of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s 10 remaining opponents are ranked in the ITA poll.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P></DIV> <DIV class=Section3> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Wildcats in the Rankings: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats moved up two spots in the poll this week to No. 46.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s two pairs ranked in doubles fell out of the rankings.<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></B><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"></SPAN><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></B></P></DIV><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><BR style="PAGE-BREAK-BEFORE: always; mso-break-type: section-break" clear=all></SPAN></B> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Fall Action: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> found most of its success in doubles during the fall season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769">Kasia Jakowlew</A></A> earned a 7-2 record in doubles while paired with <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959">Camelia Todorova</A></A> (3-1) and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=561386"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=561386">Natalia Toporowska</A></A> (4-1).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091">Juliette Mavroleon</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> went 3-0 in doubles action.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Steinberg had the most success in singles play during the fall finishing at 5-3. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Pac-10 Elite: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> will face stiff competition when it begins the Pac-10 season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Eight of the nine conference teams are ranked in the ITA poll including five in the top 25.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Stanford leads the way at No. 1.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State> and <st1:place w:st="on">Southern California</st1:place> are close behind at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively. UCLA (No. 15) and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> (No. 22) round out the top 25, while No. 41 Oregon, No. 46 Arizona and No. 55 Washington State are all also ranked. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Three singles players and two doubles pairs from the Pac-10 are in the top 10 of their respective polls.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Stanford&rsquo;s Jessica Nguyen is ranked No. 3, while <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State></st1:place>&rsquo;s Susie Babos is No. 4 and Stanford&rsquo;s Celia Durkin is No. 5.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Babos and teammate Zsuzsanna Fodor are No. 4 in doubles and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>&rsquo;s Kady Pooler and Roxanne Clarke pair up at No. 6.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Next Week: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> will remain at home to face <st1:City w:st="on">Tulsa</st1:City> and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:place></st1:State>. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats will face the Golden Hurricanes at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 2, and will take on the Lobos at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 3.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P>
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