No. 17 Women's Tennis to Test Conference Foes at Pac-10 Championships

April 23, 2008

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This Week

The 17th-ranked Arizona State Women's Tennis Team (14-7, 5-4 Pac-10) will hit the road again this weekend heading to Ojai, Calif. to take on the best of the Pac at the annual Pac-10 Championships at Ojai Valley Athletic Club. Results will be available on, as well as on the Pac-10 website: www.

Last time out saw the Sun Devils come out strong in their

final match of the regular duel season as they easily put away rival Arizona 6-1 to complete their fourth consecutive sweep of the `Cats.

What & Where:

Pac-10 competition will be held in conjunction with the 108th Annual Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament. The Pac-10 women will play at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club Thurs., April 24, and Fri., April 25. All semi

final and final matches on Sat., April 26, and Sun., April 27, are at Libbey Park. Matches begin at 8 a.m., with two rounds of singles on opening day. One round of singles and two rounds of doubles will be played on Friday. The Pac-10 Women's Singles Final will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, followed by the Men's Singles Final at approx. 11 a.m. The Women's Doubles Championship will follow at 12:30 p.m., with the Men's Doubles Championship at 2 p.m.

Ojai History:

The Pac-10 championships will again be the featured event at this year's 108th Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament, which attracts 1600 of the best college, junior and open players from the Western states. The annual event, started by William Thacher in 1896, has been played at the same site, and interrupted only

five times. If this tournament, run entirely by volunteer effort on public and privately owned courts, seems an unlikely place to see championship quality players, consider who has appeared here: Pete Sampras, Lindsay Davenport, Michael Chang, Rick Leach, Tracy Austin, Billy Jean King, Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors and the Bryan twins. These tennis greats are among more than 85 former players at The Ojai who have gone on to win one or more Grand Slam events as professional tennis players, all of whom are listed on Libbey Park's 'Wall of Fame.'
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