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20070410 Women?s Tennis Hosts Ducks in Home Finale
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Release: 04/10/2007
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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. 44 Arizona women&rsquo;s tennis team will host No. 36 Oregon in its final home stand this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats and Ducks will face off at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The match 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>.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><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">Last week: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats struggled against another two top 10 teams at home this past weekend.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> fell to No. 7 Southern California on Friday, 5-2. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>On Saturday, the Wildcats again lost 5-2 this time to No. 10 UCLA. In both matches, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091">Juliette Mavroleon</A></A> provided the points for the Wildcats with their upsets of highly ranked players in singles.<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"><st1:State w:st="on">Oregon</st1:State></st1:place>: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This is the 12<SUP>th</SUP> all-time meeting between the Ducks and Wildcats. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> leads the series 8-4.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats won last season in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Eugene</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Ore</st1:State>.</st1:State></st1:place> 4-3.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Prior to that win <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Ore</st1:State>gon</st1:State></st1:place> had taken three straight.<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 Ducks: </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">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> is 11-7, 2-5 in the Pac-10 so far this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Ducks have dropped three of their last four.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Oregon</st1:State></st1:place> is led by senior Dominika Dieskova.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Ducks do not have any players ranked in doubles or singles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Head coach Paul Reber enters his first season at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The team returns seven players.<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">Giant Killers: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> and junior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181091">Juliette Mavroleon</A></A> both had huge upsets in consecutive match ups against first <st1:place w:st="on">Southern California</st1:place> and then UCLA.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Steinberg, ranked 91<SUP>st</SUP> at the time, defeated USC&rsquo;s 10<SUP>th</SUP>-ranked Lindsey Nelson in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6(4).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The next day against UCLA, Steinberg was able to avenge a loss earlier in the season to No. 22 Riza Zalameda.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Steinberg again got the upset in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Against USC, an unranked Mavroleon took down 12<SUP>th</SUP>-ranked Sarah Fansler in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Mavroleon kept the momentum rolling the next day as she handidly defeated UCLA&rsquo;s 49<SUP>th</SUP>-ranked Tracy Lin, 6-2, 6-4.<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 POW: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> was named the Pac-10 Women's Tennis Player of the Week for Apr. 2-8. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Steinberg posted back-to-back upsets over two of the Pac-10's top players. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Steinberg beat USC&rsquo;s tenth-ranked Lindsey Nelson and UCLA&rsquo;s 22<SUP>nd</SUP>-ranked Riza Zalameda, both in straight sets.<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></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:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has won the doubles point in nine of its 20 matches so far this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats are 8-1 when winning the point and 0-11 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 17 of 18 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><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> still has a match remaining against 22<SUP>nd</SUP>-ranked <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> to wrap up the regular season.<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 fell two spots in poll to No. 44 in the poll this week.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181096">Danielle Steinberg</A></A> remained No. 91 in the individual rankings.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>New individual and doubles rankings will be released next week.<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">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>Southern California and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State></st1:place> are close behind at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UCLA (No. 13) 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. 22) round out the top 25, while No. 36 Oregon, No. 41 Washington State and No. 44 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 wrap up regular season play on the road against in-state rival <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats and Sun Devils will face off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P>
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