This Week for the Wildcats: No. 25
Last Time Out: After was idle last week. The previous week, the Wildcats earned a 4-3 victory at
Against ASU: In the all-time series, ASU currently holds a 33-14 edge over the Wildcats. Last year
Scouting the Devils: The No. 17 Devils are currently 9-4 on the season and 1-4 in the Pac-10, with all of their losses coming at the hands of ranked schools (No. 1 Stanford, No. 3 USC, No. 9 California, and No.14 UCLA). The Devils have two ranked players, No. 116 Sabrina Capannolo who plays No. 1 singles, and No. 84 Roxanne Clarke who plays either number two or three. The last time the Wildcats beat the Devils was in 2004, winning 4-3. Head coach Sheila McInerney is in her 22nd season, after leading the Devils to an 11-8 record last year, and nine consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in 2005. McInerney has also led the Sun Devils to 18 NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances and eight quarterfinal appearances in her tenure. She has made the NCAA tournament in 20 of her 21 seasons.
The Doubles Point: In eight of its 15 matches this year,
Wildcats in the Rankings: The Wildcats dropped two spots this week in the rankings to No. 25. Two new players are ranked this week for the Wildcats: freshman Danielle Steinberg is ranked No. 54 in singles and sophomore Juliette Mavroleon is ranked No. 112 in singles.
Fall Action: After finishing the 2005 season with three ranked players,