Men’s Tennis Heads to the Northwest

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Match 22: Arizona (11-10, 0-2) vs. Washington (9-9, 0-2)
Time/Date: 11:30 a.m. PT – Friday, Apr. 4
Where: Seattle, Wash.
Television: Pac-12 Networks
Match 23: Arizona (11-10, 0-2) vs. No. 27 Oregon (14-3, 0-2)
Time/Date: 1:30 p.m. PT – Saturday, Apr. 5
Where: Eugene, Ore.
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Tucson, Ariz. – For the first Pac-12 road trip of the year, it’s shaping up to be a momentous one for the Wildcats.
Arizona takes on Washington Friday, Apr. 4 at 11:30 a.m. and will be the program’s first televised match in the history of the Pac-12 Network. While the match begins at 11:30 a.m., live televised action will begin with singles play at 1 p.m.
“Being on television is a huge opportunity,” assistant coach Arron Spencer said. “Not a lot of teams are able to be on a good network like the Pac-12 Network and be able to see the match live. Anytime you can put your name out a little differently it’s a good thing.”
The Cats will be looking to notch their first conference victory of the season, coming off a nail-biting 4-3 loss to No. 52 Stanford. The Huskies present a team similarly situated as the Wildcats, currently at a .500 overall record and standing at 0-2 in conference.
“We’ve proven we can compete with a lot of teams this year,” Spencer. “Matt [Anger] and Chris [Russell] always have well coached teams. Our guys have to show up and be ready to compete.”
Arizona will have a quick turnaround, as they head to play No. 27 Oregon Saturday, Apr. 5 at 1:30 p.m. This match also holds special significance, as it marks Spencer’s first return as coach to the school he once played for.
Spencer played four years for the Ducks, of which included being senior captain, a member of the 2004 NCAA Tournament squad, and ranking as high as No. 9 nationally in doubles.
“I’m excited for it,” Spencer said. “A lot of the same people are still there so it’ll be fun to reconnect and go in with a huge ‘A’ on my chest.”
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