Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona's doubles team of senior Michelle Gough and junior
Lindsay Blau earned a No. 3 ranking in the preseason Wingspanbank.com poll
Gough and Blau enjoyed one of the greatest doubles seasons in school
history last year. The duo captured three tournament championships
including the Pac-10 doubles title and the ITA Region VIII crown. For their
efforts, the pair earned All-American honors and a berth in the NCAA
The duo also cracked the preseason polls for the Cats on the singles side.
Blau is 46th to open the fall campaign, while Gough enters at No. 64. Last
season, Blau highlighted her year with an upset of then top-ranked Kristina
Kraszewski and an eventual spot in the NCAA Singles Championship. The
versatile Gough upset San Diego's third-ranked Katarina Valkyova at the UA
Invitational to cap a year that saw her in the polls for five of the
season's eight installments.
The Wildcats open their fall season, Sept. 15-17, when they travel to
Williamsburg, Va., for the William and Mary Invitational.