NCAA Womens Tennis

Cats Complete Their First Day of Weekend Play

Cats Complete Their First Day of Weekend Play


TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona completes their Friday matches against BYU and doubles against Michigan State. The Wildcats fell short to BYU after a 4-1 loss, but came back later in the day to earn the doubles point against Michigan State.ย 

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The Cats started off strong as Brandelyn Fulgenzi and Lauren Friedman earned the first doubles win for Arizona as they tried to secure the doubles point against BYU. Belen Nevenhoven and Midori Castillo-Meza fought to gain the other victory, but fell short 6-4 to Tina Li and Kara Wheatley.ย 

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The fight continued as freshman Teja Tirunelveli dominated 6-4, 7-6(6), gaining Arizona a point on the board and earning her first Wildcat win. Martyna Ostryzgalo fought hard for the Cats as she won the second set of her match, but fell short to Tina Li 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. BYU extended their lead leaving the match at 4-1 in their favor.ย 

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Later in the evening the Wildcats faced Michigan State in doubles, continuing singles Saturday morning. Arizona dominated the courts, clinching the match once Fulgenzi/Friedman and Reece Carter/Ostryzgalo took down the Spartans.ย 

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The Cats will resume play Saturday, January 20, at 11:00 AM(MST) for singles against Michigan State. Then following at 2:00 PM(MST), Arizona will take on Missouri to end the weekend at home.ย 

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MATCH RESULTS

Arizona vs. BYU

Jan 19, 2024 at Tucson, Ariz.

(LaNelle Robson Tennis Center)

Arizona 1, UC San Diego 4

Singles competition

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1. Bono Huang (BYU) def. Reece Carter (ARIZ) 7-6(8),6-3

2. Tina Li (BYU) vs. Martyna Ostrzygalo (ARIZ), 6-4,3-6,6-3

3. Teja Tirunelveli (ARIZ) def. Jacque Dunyon (BYU), 6-4, 7-6(6)

4. Kara Wheatley (BYU) def. Kayla Wilkins (ARIZ)ย  7-5, 7-5

5. Midori Castillo-Meza (ARIZ) vs. Kendall Kovick (BYU), 6-3, 6-7(4), 2-1 unfinished

6. Tanvi Narendran (ARIZ) vs. Mandy Smith (BYU), 4-6, 6-3, 4-2 unfinished

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Doubles competition

1. Lauren Friedman/Brandelyn Fulgenzi (ARIZ) def. Emilee Astor/Jacque Dunyon (BYU), 6-3

2. Bobo Huang/Kaavua Sawhney def. Reece Carter/Martyna Ostrzygalo 6โ€“3

3. Tina Li/Kara Wheatley def. Midori Castillo-Meza/Belen Nevenhoven 6-4

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Match Notes:

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,3,2,4)

Arizona vs.Michigan State

Jan 19, 2024 at Tucson, Ariz.

(LaNelle Robson Tennis Center)

Arizona 1, MSU 0

Doubles Competition

1. Lauren Friedman/Brandelyn Fulgenzi

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