CU To Take On Arizona Schools
BOULDER – Colorado women's tennis team heads to Arizona this weekend to take on Arizona Friday at 2:30 p.m. MT and then No.36/33-ranked Arizona State Saturday at noon.
Colorado (8-9, 2-5 Pac-12) is receiving votes in the ITA Women's Tennis Coaches' Poll after coming off its 4-3 upset of Washington State Sunday. These are the final two regular season road matches for the Buffs 2021 season.
Sara Nayar is leading Colorado after upsetting both the No.52-ranked singles player in the nation and 86th-ranked player last weekend and going 4-0 with a pair of doubles wins as well. She is now 8-8 this season and 2-3 against ranked opponents.
Maria Campos and Megan Forster were both an integral part of the win on Sunday, picking up wins as singles in the No.2 and No.3 positions, respectfully. They each lead Colorado with 10 singles wins, including Campos' debut as the No.2 singles player, giving her at least one win in all positions except for the No.1 singles position this season.
Colorado benefitted from a strong doubles point on Sunday that included Nayar and Fleur Eggink taking the No.1 doubles match and Campos and Ky Ecton taking the No.3 doubles match. Nayar is now a combined 11-4 this season in No.1 doubles matches.
The Buffs close out the regular season at home April 16 against Utah at 1:30 p.m.
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS
Arizona has an 11-10 record but is winless in conference play in seven tries. The Wildcats do boast a 9-3 record at home. Arizona is 2-4 in its last six matches that include a 5-2 loss to Stanford and a pair of 6-1 wins against New Mexico State at home. Gitte Heynemans has a 14-6 record in singles to lead UA, all from the No.5 and No.6 singles spots. Khim Iglupas and Jelena Lukic have 12 and 11 wins, respectfully.
SCOUTING THE SUN DEVILS
ASU has a 10-7 record and are 3-3 in conference play. They are 7-2 at home this season. The Sun Devils swept Oregon, 4-0, at home, took down WSU 6-1 and defeated Washington 5-2 on the road. They have since lost to Stanford, Cal, UCLA and USC, though they took No.10 UCLA to a 4-3 decision. The Wildcats take on Utah the day before in Tempe.
Marianna Argokastriti leads the team with a 10-5 record in the No.3/4/5 spots, while Ilze Hattigh is 8-6 in the No.1 spot and ranked 119th. Argokastriti is 12-5 in doubles play, including a 10-0 record in the No.3 spot. She is joined by Sammi Hampton's 11-5 record and 9-0 in the No.3 spot with her.