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Arizona Finishes 1-1 on Day Two, Coming Away with Victory Over Cal

Apr 12, 2021

TEMPE, Ariz. -- In Day two of the Pac-12 North Invitational the Arizona Wildcats (16-4) finished 1-1 against No. 11 Cal and No. 1 UCLA. They finished the tournament 3-1 for the third time this season. 

Against No. 11 Cal the Cats finished 4-1 with three of four pairs clinching it in two sets. Natalie Anselmo and Carly Lowry had the quickest finish going 21-18, 21-11 to earn Arizona their first point. Mady Noble and Dana Parked came up right behind them going 21-14, 21-17 and Olivia Hallaran and Hope Shannon ended the duel with a 21-16, 21-18 finish. 

Against No. 1 UCLA the Cats fell 5-0, with all five courts decided in two sets. Hallaran & Shannon and Blacker & Burling put up a fight against the Bruins, reaching 21-18 and 21-19 on one set, getting the Cats close to advancing to a third. This marks only the fourth loss this season out of 20. The Cats are now sitting at an .800 winning percentage. 

Full Results
 

#12 Arizona 4, #11 California 1

1. Mirkovic/Schafer (CAL) def. Parkhurst/Rennie (ARIZ) 21-14, 21-13
2. Blacker/Burling (ARIZ) def. Polo/Radell (CAL) 24-22, 19-21, 15-9
3. Anselmo/Lowry (ARIZ) def. Inman/Paulson (CAL) 21-18, 21-11
4. Noble/Parker (ARIZ) def. Buchner/Mann (CAL) 21-14, 21-17
5. Hallaran/Shannon (ARIZ) def. Bierly/Gessner (CAL) 21-16, 21-18

Results (Order of Finish: 3, 4, 1, 5*, 2)

 

#1 UCLA 5, #12 Arizona 0

1. Denaburg/Simo (UCLA) def. Parkhurst/Rennie (ARIZ) 21-12, 21-9
2. Monkhouse/A. Van Winkle (UCLA) def. Blacker/Burling (ARIZ) 21-13, 21-19
3. Newberry/Sparks (UCLA) def. Anselmo/Lowry (ARIZ) 21-14, 21-19
4. Muret/Quade (UCLA) def. Noble/Parker (ARIZ) 21-14, 21-17
5. Powers/Whitmarsh (UCLA) def. Hallaran/Shannon (ARIZ) 21-18, 21-14

Results (Order of Finish: 1, 3, 4*, 2, 5)