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USC and UCLA Notes
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/09/2008
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Cats travel to play No. 7 UCLA and No. 10 USC

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Friday April 11 at. UCLA, 1:30 p.m. PDT

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Saturday April 12 at. USC, Noon PDT

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Match Data: ?The Cats are back on the road as they face two top 10 teams in UCLA and USC.? This road trip will conclude Arizona's dual match road schedule.

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In The Rankings: ? The Cats are unranked for the fourth consecutive week. Individually, Danielle Steinberg remains ranked at No. 38.?

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Head Coach Vicky Maes: ?Vicky Maes enters her seventh year as the head womenˇ?s tennis coach. One of the greatest players in Arizona women's tennis history, Maes has been at the University of Arizona since 1994. She got her start as a student-athlete, then continued on as a coordinator for the model Life Skills Program and has served as the head coach of the womenˇ?s tennis team since October 2001.? As a student-athlete, Maes was the squad's No. 1 singles and doubles player throughout her entire career. She was named the Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year in 1996, as well as being tabbed a four-time first team All-Pac-10 selection.?? A native of Belgium, Maes has brought great success in her first six seasons at the helm of the program. The Wildcats have recorded a solid record against teams that are continuously ranked among the top in the nation. In addition, Maes led the Wildcats to team and/or individual postseason competition each year, won the 2003 Pac-10 Championships for the first time since 1994, and produced several first team All-Americans and All-Pac-10 players.

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Scouting the Trojans: ?USC is ranked tenth overall and has a record of 15-7. They have currently lost three straight matches all against top five teams though. Last time Arizona faced USC, the Trojans prevailed with a 6-1 victory.

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Scouting the Bruins: ?UCLA is currently ranked seventh in the ITA collegiate poll. Head coach Stella Sampras is coming off her 200th career win over Oregon. Last time the two teams faced off, UCLA downed Arizona 6-1.

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Returnees: ?The Cats will be led in 2008 by their three returning players, Danielle Steinberg, Katie Orletsky and Natalia Toporowska. Their play will be paramount to the success of the team.? Also the new players on the team will look to them for support during competitive matches.

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Recapping last year: ?Last year Arizona finished with an overall record of 13-9 and finished ranked No. 42 in the ITA Rankings. In Pac-10 play, the Cats had a 3-10 record.? Individually they were led by sophomore Danielle Steinberg. Steinberg who was ranked as high as No. 34.

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Pac-10 Player of the Week: ?Danielle Steinberg was named as the Pac-10 Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 4 -10. She went undefeated over the weekend to garner this award.

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Last Time Out: ?The?Cats lost both of their matches over the weekend by the score of 6-1.? Versus Cal, Danielle Steinberg notched the point for Arizona. Against Stanford, Arizona was forced to default on court six after only having five players available.

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Fall Action: ?Arizona competed in six fall events and seemed to find a lot of success in doubles action.? Junior Danielle Steinberg had a record of 5-2 while playing in two events to lead the Cats. Sophomore Natalia Toporowska also had a strong fall showing, going 7-4 in singles and 2-2 in doubles play.

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Next Up:? ?Arizona will host the Arizona State Sun Devils at the Robson Tennis Center next weekend.

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Player

Pos #1

Pos #2

Pos #3

Pos #4

Pos #5

Pos #6

Dual Matches ?

Overall ?

Claire Cox ?

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 1

0 - 1

0 - 2

0 - 2

Jane Huh ?

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 5

5 - 12

0 - 1

0 - 0

5 - 18

13 - 25

Ariane Masschelein ?

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

1 - 1

5 - 13

0 - 1

6 - 15

6 - 15

Katie Orletsky ?

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

1 - 0

11 - 7

12 - 7

16 - 12

Claire Riestch ?

0 - 0

3 - 17

2 - 1

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

5 - 18

5 - 18

#38 Danielle Steinberg ?

11 - 10

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 0

11 - 10

16 - 12

Natalia Toporowska ?

0 - 0

0 - 3

3 - 12

0 - 4

0 - 0

0 - 1

3 - 20

10 - 24

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Team

Pos #1

Pos #2

Pos #3

Dual Matches ?

Overall ?

Natalia Toporowska
Katie Orletsky ?

0 - 2

4 - 9

0 - 0

4 - 11

6 - 13

Danielle Steinberg
Claire Riestch ?

9 - 8

0 - 0

0 - 0

9 - 8

9 - 8

Jane Huh
Ariane Masschelein ?

0 - 0

0 - 0

3 - 10

3 - 10

3 - 10

Danielle Steinberg
Ariane Masschelein ?

0 - 0

2 - 0

0 - 0

2 - 0

2 - 0

Jane Huh
Claire Riestch ?

0 - 0

0 - 0

1 - 1

1 - 1

1 - 1

Natalia Toporowska
Ariane Masschelein ?

0 - 0

0 - 2

0 - 4

0 - 6

0 - 6

Jane Huh
Claire Cox ?

0 - 0

0 - 0

0 - 2

0 - 2

0 - 2

Katie Orletsky
Jane Huh ?

0 - 0

1 - 2

0 - 0

1 - 2

1 - 2

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