Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women?s Tennis Faces Two Ranked Opponents
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 24, 2007
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This Week for the Wildcats: No. 34 Arizona (1-0) will head on the road to face No. 56 Colorado and No. 58 Denver. The Wildcats will face the Buffaloes at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26. Arizona will take on the Pioneers (1-1) at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Perfect Starting at Home: Arizona won its home opener against Northern Arizona, 6-1. The Wildcats have not lost their opening home match since 1994. The Wildcats got out to an early 1-0 lead by sweeping the three doubles matches. Arizona then clinched the victory by winning five of six singles matches. The Wildcats match against Nevada was cancelled due to rain.

Against Colorado: This is the third series meeting between the two schools. Arizona has won both of the previous matches.

Scouting the Buffaloes: Head coach Nicole Kenneally returns for her eighth season at Colorado. The team returns six letterwinners and welcomes four newcomers from last season. Colorado is led by sophomore Monica Milewski who is ranked No. 36 in singles. Milewski and the Buffaloes open the season today on the road against Air Force.

Against Denver: This is the second series meeting between the Wildcats and Pioneers. Arizona defeated Denver 6-1 last season.

Scouting the Pioneers: Amy Jensen is in her first season leading Denver. The team includes six returnees and two newcomers. The Pioneers fell in their season open against No. 30 BYU, 5-2 and then bounced back with a 4-3 win over Washington.

Wildcats in the Rankings: The Wildcats start their season ranked No. 34 as a team. Arizona also has two pairs ranked at doubles. Danielle Steinberg and Juliette Mavroleon are ranked at No. 40, while Kasia Jakowlew and Camelia Todorova follow closely behind at No. 43.

Fall Action: Arizona found most of its success in doubles during the fall season. Kasia Jakowlew earned a 7-2 record in doubles while paired with Camelia Todorova (3-1) and Natalia Toporowska (4-1). Juliette Mavroleon and Danielle Steinberg went 3-0 in doubles action. Steinberg had the most success in singles play during the fall finishing at 5-3.

Next Week: Arizona will return home to take on Fresno State. The Wildcats will face the Bulldogs at noon on Saturday, Feb. 3.

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