No. 18 Women's Tennis to Host #32 FIU and Houston This Weekend

Feb. 7, 2008

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TEMPE, Ariz. - This WeekThe Arizona State Sun Devils will continue their sping 2008 homeduel campaign this weekend as they host the 32nd-ranked GoldenPanthers of Florida International and the Houston Cougars.The Devils face-off against FIU on Friday, February 8 at 1:30 p.m.and Houston on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in Tempe at ASU's WhitemanTennis Center.

Last time out saw the Sun Devils battle out a hard match againstlong-time foe Texas, where it came down to the wire where freshman,Micaela Hein was the hero of the day winning her doublesmatch as well as the clinching singles match to lead ASU to a 4-3win over Texas and their eighth all-time victory over Texas.

Scouting the Golden PanthersFIU rolls into town this weekend with an 0-1 record to start theseason. Don't let the record fool you about their strength though,they fell 6-1 to #9 Miami to kick-off their season. They also have asolid doubles team of Egle Petrauskaite and Liset Brito, who arecurrently ranked 17th in the nation.

Stalking the CougarsHouston comes to the Valley this weekend with a 1-2 overall record.After topping Tyler JC 7-0 the Cougars have lost two consecutivewith a 7-0 loss to Texas A&M and a 4-2 loss to SouthernMiss. They will play Grand Canyon U and Arizona on the 8th and9th before facng ASU on the 10th.

Series HistoryOf their two opponents this weekend, the Sun Devils have onlyfaced Houston and only once. In March of 2006, the Sun Devilsfaced the Cougars in Tempe where they took the match with afl awless 7-0 win.

Up NextThe Sun Devils will remain home again to host one opponent next weekend,Long Beach State as they set to face-off Saturday, February 16 atnoon in Tempe at the Whiteman Tennis Center.

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