Cougar Tennis Heads To Seattle

Jan. 13, 2003

THIS WEEK: The Washington State women's tennis team opens its spring season this weekend at the Pacific-10 Indoor Championships in Seattle. The Cougars, ranked 33rd in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's preseason rankings, will compete Friday-Sunday.

WSU will face tough competition as all nine Pacific-10 teams appear in the rankings. Stanford is the number one team, followed by Arizona State (6th), UCLA (7th), USC (9th), California (10th), Arizona (20th), Washington (21st), and Oregon (34th).

HEAD COACH CARI GROCE ON THIS WEEKEND: 'This is the best tournament in the country to get our players back on track after the holidays. Our players worked hard over break, and they're really looking forward to this weekend. We will compete against some of the best players in the country. It will be tough, but we are really ready to get back on the competitive courts. It's been a while since we have been able to work as a team, and I'm looking forward to this weekend.'

COUGARS IN THE RANKINGS: The Cougars are anchored by junior Lorena Arias, ranked No. 77 by the ITA. Arias joins with doubles teammate Chris Martinez to form the No. 45 doubles team in the nation.

NEXT WEEK: The Cougars next competition will be against the Crimson Tide of Alabama January 31 in Tuscaloosa.

***GO COUGS***

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