This Week for the Wildcats: No. 30 Arizona (12-8, 3-2) returns home this week to play No. 1 Stanford (19-0, 7-0) and No. 11 California (13-6, 4-1). The Wildcats will face the Cardinal at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 14, before taking on the Bears at noon on Saturday, April 15.
Last Time Out: Last weekend,
Scouting the Cardinal: No. 1 Stanford is undefeated this season. The Cardinal has seven ranked players, including No. 5 Alice Barnes, who plays in the No. 2 position, and No. 19 Amber Liu, who plays Stanford’s number one slot. The last time the Wildcats beat the Cardinal was in 1987, when they won 5-4. Head coach Lele Forood is in her sixth season, leading the Cardinal to a 24-0 record last year. Last season, she won her fourth NCAA women’s tennis team title in five years and the 14th NCAA Championship in school history.
Scouting the Bears: The No. 11 Bears are 13-6 on the season, with all their losses coming at the hands of topped-ranked teams. The Bears have four individually ranked players, including No. 10 Zsuzsanna Fodor, who plays their No. 1 spot, and No. 27 Suzi Bamos, who plays in the No. 2 slot. Fodor is 14-5 in singles and has only fallen to top-ranked players.
The Doubles Point: In 11 of its 20 matches this year,
Wildcats in the Rankings:
Wildcats in the Spotlight: Only a sophomore, No. 61 Juliette Mavroleon leads the team with the best singles record at 14-5. During the spring season, Mavroleon defeated No. 49 Luana Magnani of USC and defeated UCLA’s No. 42 Tracy Lin and will look to stay competitive and throughout the rest of the season.
“Juliette has been the most consistent player on our force,” said head coach Vicky Maes. “She worked incredibly hard in the fall and now it is truly paying off. She is really talented and we hope to see her continue like this throughout the next few years.”
No. 48 Freshman Danielle Steinberg is quickly earning her position on the team. Steinberg holds a singles record of 11-5, with all five losses coming at the hands of ranked players. Two of Steinberg’s big wins were against
Fall Action: After finishing the 2005 season with three ranked players,