TEMPE, Ariz. – After acing their recent three-match homestand, the Sun Devils will be tested this weekend against a pair of conference opponents when they visit No. 21 Washington (Friday, March 17, 1:30 p.m. MST) and Washington State (Sunday, March 19, 11 a.m. MST).
FRIDAY AT WASHINGTON
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SUNDAY AT WASHINGTON STATE
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The Sun Devils have had great success in recent years when making the trip up the West Coast to visit both the Huskies and Cougars. In their last five road trips to Washington and Washington State, they’ve swept both schools in the same season four times (2021, 2017, 2015, 2013).
SUN DEVIL NOTABLES (11-2, 1-0)
- The Sun Devils were ranked No. 29 in the nation by the ITA in the latest national team polls. Giulia Morlet (No. 79) and Chelsea Fontenel (t-No. 113) are ranked nationally in singles, while Domenika Turkovic/Patricija Spaka are No. 11 in the country in doubles.
- The Sun Devils breezed through each of their three matches in the team’s latest homestand, gliding past No. 46 Baylor (4-0), No. 53 Oregon (4-0) and Penn (6-1) to improve to 11-2 this spring.
- Playing lights-out at home is something fans have been accustomed to seeing over the years from Sheila McInerney‘s Sun Devils. Already 10-0 at the Whiteman Tennis Center this spring, the Sun Devils have now won 58 of their past 66 home matches dating back to 2018. Over the last two seasons alone, they’re a combined 21-1.
- With Giulia Morlet nursing an ankle injury, the Sun Devils have had to shake up their starting lineup and has subsequently received terrific performances from Rachel Hanford. Hanford added a singles wins in singles against Baylor and Penn, plus is 2-0 in doubles alongside Sedona Gallagher.
- Chelsea Fontenel and Marianna Argyrokastriti have provided quite the punch for the Sun Devils in the middle of the lineup. They’re a combined 23-2 in singles, typically playing on Courts 3 and 4, respectively. In the last three matches, the freshman Fontenel has slid to Court 1 in place of Morlet.
PREVIEWING THE No. 21 HUSKIES (10-3, 2-0)
- The Huskies check in to the latest ITA team rankings at No. 21 overall, up four spots from a week ago.
- Washington has four singles players ranked within the top-120 of the ITA individual rankings – Astrid Olsen (No. 77), Sarah Maude-Fortin (No….
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