This Week for the Wildcats: No. 30
Last Time Out: Last weekend,
Against Penn: Wednesday’s match will be the first meeting ever between the Arizona Wildcats and the Pennsylvania Quakers.
Scouting the Quakers: The No. 63 Quakers are 4-3 on the season, with losses coming at the hands of ranked teams (No. 18 Virginia Commonwealth and No. 28 Maryland). Head coach Mike Dowd returns for his 10th season, leading the Quakers to a 11-6 record last year. Dowd has guided the Quakers to winning seasons in every year and won at least 15 matches six times. In 2001, he took the women’s tennis program into uncharted waters, winning the program’s first Ivy League title. In 2002 his team accomplished the feat again.
Scouting the Ducks: The No. 24 Ducks are currently 9-2 on the season and 2-0 in the Pac-10, with both of their losses coming at the hands of No. 35 Long Beach State University and No. 40 San Diego State. The Ducks have one ranked player, No. 44 Dominika Dieskova, who plays in their No. 1 slot. The last time the Wildcats beat the Ducks was in 2002, when they won 5-2. Head coach Nils Schyllander returns for his fourth season, leading the Ducks to a 17-9 record last year.
The Doubles Point: In seven of its 13 matches this year,
Fall Action: After finishing the 2005 season with three ranked players,