No. 14 Women's Tennis Heads to the City of Angels to Continue Pac-10 Play
April 10, 2008
The 14th-ranked Arizona State Women's Tennis Team (13-5) will
hit the road again this weekend, heading to Hollywood to take on
the seventh-ranked UCLA Bruins and the eleventh-ranked USC
Women of Troy.
Last time out saw the Sun Devils come out strong in thefi rst
match of the weekend as they easily put away the Cougars of
Washington State 5-2 before turning around to be surprised by
the Huskies of Washington the next day in Seattle in a gritty 4-3
The Big, Bad Bruins
The Sun Devils travel up to L.A. this weekend to face the 7thranked
UCLA Bruins who currently sit on an 15-5 overall record
and an 4-1 Pac-10 record. Their big names include the 11thranked
Rita Zalameda, a senior from Los Angeles with a 20-12
overall singles record and an 11-9 duel record. Earlier this year
the Sun Devils got the best of the Bruins in their home turf of
Tempe, Ariz., where they bested UCLA 4-3.
No. 11 USC enters the weekend with a 15-7 record and are coming
off tough losses to ranked conference opponents Stanford
and Cal. Making a racket on the Husky line-up is 10th-ranked
Amanda Fink who comes in with a 27-10 overall record and 16-7
duel record. In addition, the Women of Troy havefive other singles
players ranked in the nation, making them a potent 1-6 line-up.
No slouch in doubles either, they boast the #6 team in the nation
of Amanda Fink and Gabriela Niculescu who hold a 27-10 overall
and 16-6 duel record. Last time out the Women of Troy bested the
Sun Devils in Tempe 5-2.
The Sun Devils will remain on the road next week to wrap up the regular
season as they face Pac-10 and in-state foe, Arizona in Tucson for-
Pac-10 standings on Saturday, April 19 at noon Pacific time.
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