THIS WEEK IN HUSKY WOMEN’S TENNIS
Friday, March 17, Bill Quillian Stadium
No. 21 Washington hosts No. 29 Arizona State, 1:30pm | Live Stats and Video
Sunday, March 19, Bill Quillian Stadium
No. 21 Washington hosts No. 57 Arizona, 11am | Live Stats and Video
SEATTLE – Washington Women’s Tennis returns to action this weekend and looks to pick right up where it left off and build on its 2-0 start to Pac-12 play. The Huskies are up to a season-high No. 21 in the rankings but will be challenged once again this weekend by 29th-ranked Arizona State and 57th-ranked Arizona. With the Seattle weather looking spring-like this weekend, matches will likely be played outdoors for the first time at Bill Quillian Stadium.
Friday, Mar. 17, the Huskies host the Sun Devils (11-2, 1-0 Pac-12) in a 1:30 p.m. battle. Then on Sunday, Mar. 19, the Wildcats (13-6, 0-1 Pac-12) comes in for an 11 a.m. match-up.
The Huskies have been off since opening conference play with two huge wins over UCLA and USC, just the second time in program history that UW swept the L.A. schools, the last time coming twenty years prior in 2003.
There were no new individual rankings this week, so UW still features four ranked singles players and one ranked doubles team. Astrid Olsen is No. 77, Sarah-Maude Fortin is No. 105, Hikaru Sato is No. 110, and Jennifer Kerr is No. 120. Sato and Zehra Suko rank 65th in doubles.
The Sun Devils are led by 79th-ranked Giulia Morlet and 113th-ranked Chelsea Fontenel. They have a top-ranked doubles team in No. 11 Patricija Spaka and Dominika Turkovic. ASU’s only losses came to top-25 teams in UCF, and Ohio State. They have big wins over then-No. 17 San Diego, then-No. 46 Baylor, and a 4-0 Pac-12 win over Oregon. Last year the Huskies had their first road win over ASU since 2003, pulling out a 4-3 marathon.
Arizona is coming off one of its best wins of the season, a 4-0 beating of No. 35 Illinois to avenge an earlier loss. Arizona dropped its conference opener to Oregon, 4-1, in a rare match where all six singles matches went three sets. Arizona will face Washington State on Friday before heading to Seattle. The Huskies earned a very tough 4-3 road win in Tucson a year ago
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