Arizona women's tennis (8-5) hits the road this weekend to face No. 74 Utah (6-2) on Friday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m. MST. Then on Sunday, UA will head to Boulder, Colo., to take on Colorado (5-5) at 10:30 a.m. MST.
March 6, 2013
PROVO, Utah -
Arizona women's tennis (8-5) hits the road this weekend to face No. 74 Utah (6-2) on Friday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m. MST. On Sunday, UA will head to Boulder, Colo., to take on Colorado (5-5) at 10:30 a.m. MST.
Last year, Arizona shut out both Utah and Colorado, 7-0, at the Robson Tennis Center. The matches marked the first time that Arizona faced both teams in conference play, as the Wildcats finished 5-5 in Pac-12 play.
This last weekend, UA picked up two wins at home against Utah State and Grand Canyon, finishing the non-conference schedule with a winning record for the eighth-consecutive season.
Arizona is 1-3 this season when playing on the road and 3-5 against ranked opponents. Of the eight matches against ranked opponents, six matches concluded where UA scored three or more total points.
UA's No. 34 junior Lacey Smyth (Oceanside, Calif.) has played at the No. 1 singles spot in all matches and holds a 12-1 record.
Fellow junior-teammate Kim Stubbe (Mol, Belgium) is 10-3 at the No. 2 singles spot this season.
Arizona sophomore Laura Oldham (Sheffield,England) has compiled a 9-3 record at the No. 3 spot.
At the No. 4 singles spot for Arizona, junior Akilah James (Brooklyn, N.Y.) is 7-6 for the year. In doubles, James and junior Susan Mc Rann (Dublin, Ireland) lead the Wildcats with 11 wins at the No. 3 spot.
This past weekend, UA freshmen Shayne Austin (Oaks Park, Calif.) and Inge Hendrikx (Zundert, The Netherlands) partnered up for the first time in doubles, as they won both matches at the No. 2 spot.
Utah is coming off a victory over No. 60 Wyoming. The Utes are undefeated, 4-0, at home this season and hold a 3-2 record against ranked opponents.
Utah's Paige Miles and Tereza Bekerova are ranked No. 17 in doubles. In singles, Miles is ranked No. 79 and possesses a 3-1 record at the No. 1 spot.
Colorado finished its non-conference schedule with a loss to No. 68 Princeton. The Buffaloes carry a 3-1 record at home.
Sophomore Julyette Steur has featured at the No. 1 singles spot for Colorado and freshman Dhany Quevedo at the No. 2. Quevedo has also played at the No. 1 doubles spot with partner Watrous.
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