Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women?s Tennis Returns Home to Host Cal Poly and Denver
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 07, 2006
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This Week for the Wildcats: No. 58 Arizona (5-0) returns home this week to play Cal Poly (3-2) and No. 49 Denver (3-2). The Wildcats will face the Mustangs at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, before taking on the Pioneers at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12.


Last Time Out: Last weekend, the No. 58 Wildcats won both their road matches to improve to 5-0 on the season. Last Friday, Arizona earned a 6-1 victory over Texas-Arlington. The Wildcats followed that up with a convincing 7-0 win over No. 66 Southern Methodist the next day. 


Against Cal Poly: Saturday’s match will be the first meeting ever between the Wildcats and the Mustangs.


Scouting the Mustangs: The Mustangs are 3-2 on the season, having fallen to No. 18 California and No. 28 Pepperdine. Head coach Hugh Bream returns for his fifth year at Cal Poly, leading the Mustangs to a 9-12 record last season.


Against Denver: Arizona and Denver will have their first-ever meeting on Sunday.


Scouting the Pioneers: No. 46 Denver started their season 3-2, with all five matches being played at home. The Pioneers will play their first away match at Arizona State on Saturday, followed by their match-up with the Wildcats on Sunday. Head coach Dana Young is in her sixth season as the University of Denver's head women's tennis coach. Last year, Young led the Pioneers to a 16-3 record.


The Doubles Point: In four of its five matches this year, Arizona has won the doubles point.  The doubles point is won when a team wins two of the three doubles matches.


Wildcats in the Rankings: The Wildcats moved up one spot this week in the rankings to No. 58.  Individual rankings are next scheduled to be released Wednesday, Feb. 22.


Fall Action: After finishing the 2005 season with three ranked players, Arizona lost all three to graduation.  Incoming freshman Tina Razloznik earned her place in the lineup when she took the singles title at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational after defeating San Diego State’s fourth-seeded Sisse Nielsen, 6-2, 6-4. 


Next Week: Arizona will go back on the road to play against No. 45 Fresno State and No. 61 Oklahoma on Feb. 17-18. The following week, the Wildcats will return home to play their first conference matches against No. 11 UCLA and Southern California on Feb. 24-25.



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