Tennis Drops To No. 47; Pac-12 Play Starts Friday
BOULDER - The University of Colorado women's tennis team dropped three spots to No. 47 nationally among the Top 75 programs in the country, announced Tuesday by Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
The Buffaloes are off to their best start since 1997, entered last week at No. 44 and dropped a 4-1 decision to Fresno State last Friday on a neutral court match played in Boise, Idaho. CU rallied less than 24 hours later and defeated the host Broncos, 4-1 with four singles players all winning in straight sets.
CU begins Pac-12 Conference play this Friday, March 6 at No. 7 California (2:30 p.m. MST), then will take on No. 10 Stanford, Saturday (1 p.m. MST).
The Golden Bears have won all three previous match ups against CU all-time (in Pac-12 play), while the Cardinal is 6-0 against CU.
The Buffaloes are looking to make history this weekend attempting for its first win in the program's history to defeat a Top 10 opponent (0-28).
The Buffaloes are one eight Pac-12 schools ranked this week with USC at No. 3, followed by Cal (No. 7), Stanford (No. 10), UCLA (No. 12), Arizona State (No. 33), Arizona (54), and Oregon (No. 61).