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20070403 Women?s Tennis Takes on Two More Top 10 Teams
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Release: 04/03/2007
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<DIV class=Section1> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This Week for the Wildcats: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The No. 42 Arizona women&rsquo;s tennis team will host No. 7 Southern California and No. 10 UCLA in Pac-10 play.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats will face the Women of Troy at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6, and will take on the Bruins at noon on Saturday, April 7.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Both matches will be held at the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">LaNelle</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Robson</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Tennis</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Last week: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats struggled against two other top 10 teams on the road last weekend.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> fell to first-ranked Stanford on Friday, 7-0.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Cardinal was able to win all two of three doubles matches and did not drop a set in singles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>On Saturday, the Wildcats were again swept this time against No. 6 California.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Golden Bears won two of three doubles to get the first point.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> was again unable to win a set in singles as <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State> took control.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Against <st1:place w:st="on">Southern California</st1:place>: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This is the 45<SUP>th</SUP> all-time meeting between the Women of Troy and Wildcats. USC leads the series 29-15.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Women of Troy took the teams&rsquo; earlier meeting this season, 7-0.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s most recent win in the series came in 1998.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN></B> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Scouting the Women of <st1:City w:st="on">Troy</st1:City>: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on">Southern California</st1:place> is 14-2, 3-0 in the Pac-10 so far this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Its only two losses of the season came at Stanford and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">California</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Women of Troy have won their last nine straight.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>USC is led by junior Lindsey Nelson, ranked No. 10 in singles, and freshman Sarah Fansler, ranked No. 12.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Women of Troy have two other players ranked in singles and two pairs ranked in doubles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Head coach Richard Gallien enters his 12th season at <st1:place w:st="on">Southern California</st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The team returns eight players and adds four.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Against UCLA: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This is the 46<SUP>th</SUP> all-time meeting between the Bruins and Wildcats.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UCLA leads the series 38-7. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> fell 7-0 earlier this season at UCLA.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats&rsquo; last win in the series came in 2000.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Scouting the Bruins:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">UCLA is 12-5, 3-0 in the Pac-10 on the season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Bruins have won seven out of their last eight including their recent four-match winning streak.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Their last loss came against USC, 4-3.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Bruins are led by freshman Riza Zalameda, ranked No. 22 in singles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UCLA also has two other players ranked in singles along with two ranked doubles pairs.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Head coach Stella Sampras Webster returns for her 11th year at UCLA.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The team returns seven players and adds five freshmen.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><BR style="PAGE-BREAK-BEFORE: always; mso-break-type: section-break" clear=all></SPAN></P></DIV> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Double Trouble: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> has won the doubles point in nine of its 18 matches so far this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats are 8-1 when winning the point and 0-9 when their opponents take the point.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Ranked Rivals: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats have played their last 15 of 16 matches against ranked opponents since opening the season against unranked <st1:place w:st="on">Northern Arizona</st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Three of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s four remaining opponents are ranked in the top 25 of the ITA poll.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Wildcats in the Rankings: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats remained at No. 42 in the poll this week.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> moved up to No. 91 in the individual rankings.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Fall Action: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> found most of its success in doubles during the fall season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=48769">Kasia Jakowlew</A></A> earned a 7-2 record in doubles while paired with <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=75959">Camelia Todorova</A></A> (3-1) and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=561386"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=561386">Natalia Toporowska</A></A> (4-1).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091">Juliette Mavroleon</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> went 3-0 in doubles action.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Steinberg had the most success in singles play during the fall finishing at 5-3. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Pac-10 Elite: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> will face stiff competition when it begins the Pac-10 season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Eight of the nine conference teams are ranked in the ITA poll including five in the top 25.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Stanford leads the way at No. 1.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State> and <st1:place w:st="on">Southern California</st1:place> are close behind at No. 5 and No. 7, respectively. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UCLA (No. 10) and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> (No. 25) round out the top 25, while No. 31 Oregon, No. 41 Washington State and No. 42 Arizona are all also ranked. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Three singles players and one doubles pair from the Pac-10 are in the top 10 of their respective polls.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State>&rsquo;s Susie Babos is ranked No. 4, while Stanford&rsquo;s Celia Durkin and <st1:place w:st="on">Southern California</st1:place>&rsquo;s Lindsey Nelson are No. 9 and No. 10, respectively.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Another seven players from the conference rank in the top 25. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Babos and teammate Zsuzsanna Fodor are No. 2 in doubles.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Next Week: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> will host <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> in Pac-10 play.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats will face the Ducks at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13. <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P>
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