This Week for the Wildcats: 20070116 No. 34 Arizona to Open Season at Home vs. Nevada and NAU - The University of Arizona Official Athletic Site

 
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20070116 No. 34 Arizona to Open Season at Home vs. Nevada and NAU
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Release: 01/16/2007
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<FONT size=2><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><STRONG>This Week for the Wildcats: </STRONG></SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><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"> will play host to the Nevada Wolf Pack at 1:30 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 19. On Saturday, the Cats will host the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at 10 a.m. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><STRONG> </STRONG></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><STRONG>Perfect Starting at Home: </STRONG></SPAN><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"> has not lost its first home dual match of the season since 1994.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>With the exception of three years ago, the Wildcats have won each of their first two home matches in every season since 1994. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><STRONG> </STRONG></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN><STRONG>Against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Nevada</st1:State></st1:place>: </STRONG>This is the first series meeting between the two schools.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><STRONG> </STRONG></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN><STRONG>Scouting the Wolf Pack: </STRONG>Sylvain Malroux returns for his second year at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Nevada</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Last season he led the team to a 14-10 record, the second-most wins in school history.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The team returns six players from that squad and welcomes three freshmen. Leading the Wolf Pack are Caroline Bailly and Maria Mizyuk who are ranked No. 39 in doubles. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><STRONG><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></STRONG></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN><STRONG>Against Northern Arizona:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></STRONG>The Wildcats have never lost to <st1:place w:st="on">Northern Arizona</st1:place> taking a 13-0 advantage in the series.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><STRONG> </STRONG></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN><STRONG>Scouting the Lumberjacks: </STRONG>Kim Bruno is in her second season leading NAU.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Last year, she led the team to a 10-10 record.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The team includes nine returnees and two transfers.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><STRONG> </STRONG></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN><STRONG>Wildcats in the Rankings: </STRONG>The Wildcats start their season ranked No. 34 as a team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> also has two pairs ranked at doubles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091">Juliette Mavroleon</A></A> are ranked at No. 40, while <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769">Kasia Jakowlew</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959">Camelia Todorova</A></A> follow closely behind at No. 43.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><STRONG><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></STRONG></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><STRONG>Fall Action: </STRONG></SPAN><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></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><STRONG> </STRONG></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><STRONG>Next Week: </STRONG></SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> will travel to <st1:State w:st="on">Colorado</st1:State> and <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Denver</st1:place></st1:City>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats will face the Buffaloes at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> will take on the Pioneers at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></SPAN></FONT></P>
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