THIS WEEK IN HUSKY WOMEN’S TENNIS
Wednesday, Mar. 1 | Nordstrom Tennis Center
#26 Washington hosts Seattle U., 1 p.m. | Live Stats and Video
Friday, Mar. 3 | Nordstrom Tennis Center
#26 Washington hosts #63 UCLA, 1:30 p.m. | Live Stats and Video
Sunday, Mar. 5 | Nordstrom Tennis Center
#26 Washington hosts #31 USC, 11 a.m. | Live Stats and Video
SEATTLE – The 26th-ranked Dawgs are back home this week for a Wednesday matinee with Seattle U., before two huge matches this weekend against UCLA and USC to open up Pac-12 play. Washington (7-3) takes on the Redhawks at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.
Friday, the Huskies and Bruins will renew their rivalry at 1:30 p.m. at the Nordstrom. Sunday, Washington and USC will serve things up at 11 a.m.
The Dawgs are coming off a big 5-2 road win over then-No. 37 Baylor. Hikaru Sato was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the second time in the past three weeks after a win over Baylor’s 109th-ranked No. 1. Washington remained 26th in the ITA rankings for the third week in a row, while in the most recent individual rankings, Jennifer Kerr ranked 93rd in singles and Sato ranked No. 100.
Seattle U. comes in with a 2-4 record and one match against a Pac-12 opponent, a 6-1 setback against Oregon.
UCLA is ranked 63rd having played just five matches due to cancelations and postponements. The Bruins had a 4-3 win over Rice and a sweep of Cal State Northridge in their last two matches. Their defeats came against Iowa State and Florida International in the ITA Kickoff Weekend. Freshman Fangran Tian leads the UCLA lineup at the top spot and is ranked No. 57. Ava Catanzarite is ranked 64th, and Kimmi Hance is ranked No. 84. Hance and Elise Wagle are the No. 6 doubles team in the country.
31st-ranked USC has a 6-2 record, with a quality 4-3 win over San Diego and a sweep over UC Santa Barbara last time out. The Trojans lost to Texas, 6-1, and had a 4-3 loss to Notre Dame. USC has five players ranked in singles, including fourth-ranked Madison Sieg. Eryn Cayetano is ranked 24th, Snow Han is No. 43, McKenna Koenig is No. 111, and Emma Charney is No. 124. In doubles, Naomi Cheong and Snow Han are No. 19, and Cayetano and Sieg are No. 29.
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