No. 20 Women's Tennis Wraps Regular Season Duals at Home Against Arizona

April 20, 2007

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This Week

The No. 20 Sun Devil Women's Tennis team (11-9, 4-3 Pac-10 remains

at home to wrap up their Pac-10 and dual season as they

face off against Pac-10 and in-state rival, #40 Arizona, Saturday,

April 21 in Tempe at the Whiteman Tennis Center. The match is

set to kick off at 1 p.m.

Preying on the `Cats

The 40th-ranked Arizona Wildcats are currently holding a 9-12 overall

record and a 3-4 Pac-10 record.The `Cats head into town with a roster

packed with experience as they boast only two freshman and six returners.

Last time out against the `Cats, the Sun Devils handed them a 6-1

loss on their home courts in Tucson.

Up Next

The Sun Devils will start to wrap the regular season as they head to

Ojai, Calif. next weekend to participate in the Pac-10 Tournament.

Legends of the Fall

The Sun Devils had a very strong showing during their 2006 fall

season. For the

first time in the program's history, Kady Pooler

and Roxanne Clarke teamed up to win an All-American Doubles

title at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships. They also

currently hold a #11 national ranking. At the ASU/Thunderbird

Classic Tournament in late October, senior Sabrina Capannolo,

now ranked No. 76 by the ITA, advanced to the

final round of the

tournament, taking second place.

It Takes Two

The Sun Devils' No. 1 doubles team of Kady Pooler and Roxanne

Clarke entered the season ranked No. 8 nationally by the ITA, and

have since risen as high as the No. 6 doubles duo in the nation

before falling to their current rank of 11. The duo of juniors performed

remarkably well during the fall season, collecting an 8-3

record, as well as winning the

fi rst All-American Doubles Championship

in ASU program history on October 8, 2006 at the Riviera/

ITA Women's All-American Championships over Catrina and

Christian Thompson of Notre Dame.

To Be the Best...

As always, the Sun Devils will play one of the toughest schedules

in the country, possibly the toughest in program history this

year, combining a strong non-conference slate with the always

powerful Pac-10 Conference schedule. This year, the Sun Devil's

will face 8 teams currently ranked in the Top-25, including two

matches against No. 1 Stanford, No. 7 Cal and No. 8 USC.

Where they Stack up

In the ITA's 12th poll of 2007, the Sun Devils were ranked

No. 20 as a team. Last year, the Sun Devils

finished ranked

No. 24 in the country after posting an 13-9 overall record

and advancing to the NCAA tournament. It marks the 13th

straight poll that the Devils have been in the top 30.

At The Helm

Coach Sheila McInerney enters her 23rd season at the

helm of the Sun Devil program, the sixth longest tenure of

any head coach at ASU, after leading last year's team to its

19th consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament. In

her 22 seasons, McInerney has led her team to 21 berths

in the tournament. Prior to the last two year's tournament

rounds, McInerney had led eight straight teams to the

Sweet 16. She holds a career record of 333-211 and has

posted three 20-win seasons in her career. ASU has

finished

in the top-10 of the nation an astounding 13 times

under McInerney's tutelage.

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