Pac-10 Indoor Championships:The Arizona women’s tennis team is set to compete at the Pac-10 Indoor Championships beginning Friday in Seattle, Wash. The tournament will be held at the Nordstrom Center on the University of Washington campus. Singles competition will begin Friday and continue Saturday. Doubles play will begin on Saturday. Championship rounds for singles, doubles, and consolation will be held Sunday. No team scores will be kept.
The Competition:No. 42 Arizona will compete with top-ranked teams, including No. 1 Stanford, No. 4 UCLA, No. 7 USC, No. 10 Washington, No. 17 California, No. 27 Oregon, No. 38 Arizona State and No. 66 Washington State.
Making the Trip:Junior Iza Ferreira is the only one of Arizona’s eight rostered players not scheduled to compete at the Pac-10 Indoor Championships.
National Rankings: Senior Dianne Hollands begins the season ranked No. 23 and senior Maja Mlakar opens at No. 63. In doubles, Hollands and Mlakar rank No. 17. Of the top 40 singles players, 10 hail from Pac-10 schools. In addition, eight of the top 60 doubles pairs represent the Pac-10.
Western Region Rankings: Hollands ranks No. 3 in the Western Region, while Mlakar is ranked No. 9. Junior Stephanie Balzert is tied for the No. 30 spot in the regional rankings.
Fall Action: After finishing the 2004 season ranked No. 39 as a team, Arizona entered the fall with high expectations. Hollands was ranked No. 7 nationally, and the pair of Hollands and Mlakar earned the billing of No. 1. Hollands finshed the fall with a singles record of 7-7, Mlakar went 6-3. Balzert led the team with 10 wins. Freshman Camelia Todorova wrapped up her first taste of college tennis with a 8-7 record. In doubles play, Hollands and Mlakar went 6-5.