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Women’s Tennis Faces First Pac-12 Road Test Against #18 UCLA and #9 USC

Women’s Tennis Faces First Pac-12 Road Test Against #18 UCLA and #9 USC

TEMPE, Ariz.- No. 33 Sun Devil Women’s Tennis (8-6, 0-2 Pac-12) heads to Los Angeles for its first two Pac-12 road matches of the season against No. 18 UCLA (Friday at 1:30 p.m. AZT) and No. 9 USC (Saturday at 12 p.m. AZT). Fans can watch Friday’s match on the UCLA Live Stream and Saturday’s match on the USC Live Stream. Follow along with the action via live stats, which will be made available for both matches.


  • The Sun Devils continue to stack the latest team and singles polls. In the latest ITA rankings, the Sun Devils were listed at No. 33 in the nation, Giulia Morlet is No. 87 in singles and Emilija Tverijonaite is No. 103 in singles.
  • Tverijonaite collected her team-leading eighth singles victory against NAU on Wednesday. Patricija Spaka has the second-most singles wins with seven, which she also tallied during the NAU match.
  • The duo of Chelsea Fontenel/Spaka lead the team with eight doubles wins so far this season.
  • Chasing 600: Head coach Sheila McInerney picked up her 582nd career win in her 40th season with the Sun Devils after her team’s 4-0 victory over NAU on Wednesday.

PREVIEWING THE NO. 18 BRUINS (7-3, 3-0 Pac-12)

  • The Bruins are ranked No. 18 in the latest ITA team rankings and have won their last five matches. UCLA is coming off a 4-0 win over No. 29 Washington on March 9.
  • UCLA is 3-3 against ranked opponents this season with wins over Texas, USC and Washington. 
  • Bruins sophomore Tian Fangran was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the  second consecutive week. The award is Tian’s third of the season.
  • In the latest ITA singles rankings, three Bruins are ranked: Tian Fangran (62), Bianca Fernandez (65) and Kimmi Hance (91). UCLA has one ranked doubles pair in Ahmani Guichard/Sasha Vagramov (66).
  • Last season, the Bruins finished with a 15-8 overall record, fell to Washington in the Pac-12 Quarterfinals and lost to Iowa State in the Super-Regionals of the NCAA Tournament.

PREVIEWING THE NO. 9 TROJANS (10-4, 2-0 Pac-12)

  • The Trojans are ranked No. 9 in the latest ITA team rankings and most recently defeated Washington State 5-2 on March 9. USC will play host No. 42 Arizona on Friday.
  • USC is 5-3 against ranked opponents this season with wins over Miami and Tennessee at ITA Kickoff Weekend and Washington at ITA Indoor Championships. The Trojans also upset…

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