No. 67 Arizona women's tennis (9-13, 1-8) will face No. 22 Arizona State (15-5, 5-4) in Tempe, Ariz., this Saturday, April 20, for a season-finale Territorial Cup matchup. The match is set to kick-off at 1 p.m.
No. 75 Arizona women's tennis (9-11, 1-6 Pac-12) will compete at LaNelle Robson Tennis Center for the final time this season when No. 13 Stanford (14-3, 6-1 Pac-12) visits on Friday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. MST, and No. 11 California (12-5, 6-1 Pac-12) on Saturday at noon.
2012-13: Received the 2013 Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award for the southwest region...Posted a 13-11 singles record in her debut season as a Wildcat at the No. 3 and 4 spots...Recorded a 16-8 doubles record playing at Nos. 2 and 3.
South Carolina State: Went 13-1 overall and 6-0 in conference play at the No.2 and 3 singles spots and 9-0 as at the No. 1 doubles spot in her sophomore year. Earned Rookie of the Year honors, the First Team Award and the Bronze Academic Award.
High School: Graduated from Gibbs High School in New York, N.Y.
Coach Maes' Take: "Akilah is a terrific athlete. She has speed, power and a strong presence on the court. She brings a certain maturity to our team which will benefit this group. I strongly believe that Kiki is going to improve a ton this year because of the structure and intensity we provide at practice each day. She is determined to make a move in the rankings and I know she has the ability and commitment to do so. Kiki plays a high-energy game and can compete with the best of `em."
Biggest Influence of tennis career: Family--they're always supportive in my decisions.
Spends free time: Watching movies, eating, singing, spending time with family and friends.
Favorite places to play tennis other than Arizona: Brooklyn, New York City
Hidden Talent: Dancing
Favorite Sport other than Tennis: Basketball and table tennis
Favorite TV Show/Movie: Love and Basketball, Bride Wars and Good Times
Favorite Food: West Indian and Mexican
Why she chose Arizona: "I love Coach Maes, the team and the atmosphere."
On Coach Maes: "Coach Maes will stay on the court for hours, she's well-dedicated and wants to see the team grow on and off the court."