This Week for the Wildcats: The
Last week: The Wildcats ended the season dropping six of their last seven.
Pac-10 Championships: The Pac-10’s nine teams compete in
Ojai History: The Pac-10 championships will again be the featured event at this year’s 107th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament, which attracts 1600 of the best college, junior and open players from the Western states. The annual event, started by William Thacher in 1896, has been played at the same site, and interrupted only five times. If this tournament, run entirely by volunteer effort on public and privately owned courts, seems an unlikely place to see championship quality players, consider who has appeared here: Pete Sampras, Lindsay Davenport, Michael Chang, Rick Leach, Tracy Austin, Billy Jean King, Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors and the
Giant Killers: Sophomore Danielle Steinberg and junior Juliette Mavroleon both had huge upsets in consecutive match ups against first
Pac-10 POW: Sophomore Danielle Steinberg was named the Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for Apr. 2-8. Steinberg posted back-to-back upsets over two of the Pac-10's top players. Steinberg beat USC’s tenth-ranked Lindsey Nelson and UCLA’s 22nd-ranked Riza Zalameda, both in straight sets. It was the first award for Steinberg and the first ever Player of the Week honor for the Wildcats in women’s tennis.
Ranked Rivals: The Wildcats have played their last 19 of 20 matches against ranked opponents since opening the season against unranked
Wildcats in the Rankings: The Wildcats fell one spot in poll to No. 41 this week. Despite extending her winning streak to four straight, Danielle Steinberg dropped two spots to No. 42. Juliette Mavroleon fell one spot to No. 77.