TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona vs. Cal Poly and GCU
When: Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. MST
Where: LaNelle Robson Tennis Center, Tucson, Ariz.
Team records: Arizona (1-0, 0-0), Cal Poly (0-0, 0-0), GCU (0-2, 0-0)
Arizona 6, Cal Poly 1 on Feb. 18, 2012
Arizona 4, GCU 0 on March 15, 2022
Starting Off Strong – The Wildcats defeated UTEP 5-1 on Sunday, Jan. 15 in their first of 16 home matches. Although they dropped the doubles point, the Women’s Team proved to be victorious in singles play, winning all five matches in straight sets. Sophomore Parker Fry clinched the match at the No. 4 spot and freshman Tanvi Narendran secured her first dual match singles win at the No. 3 spot.
What’s New? – The team looks a little different this season with two new coaching additions, three freshmen and one transfer. Women’s Tennis alumni Akilah James returned to the Wildcat family as assistant coach in July 2022, and Tucson native Jamie Schroer joins as the volunteer assistant coach after playing four years of D1 tennis at Santa Clara University. Sophomore Lauren Friedman hails from Newport Beach, Calif. and transferred to Arizona last fall. Coming from Pennsylvania, Karissa Ghigiarelli is one of three freshmen alongside Blue Chip Canadian recruit Reece Carter, and the 2022 Arizona singles state champion Tanvi Narendran. Narendran is a Tucson native and was also a five-star recruit.
Looking Ahead – After the team’s doubleheader, they hit the road to College Station, Texas for ITA Kickoff weekend where they compete against No. 18 Florida in round one on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. MST. In the following round, they will play either No. 5 Texas A&M or Florida Atlantic University. Then the Cats are back at home for three matches between Feb. 3-4.