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Wildcats Win on the Road

Mar 25, 2022

Tempe, Ariz. - No. 48 Arizona defeated No. 48 Rice 4-3 after stumbling in doubles but coming back in singles. 

Despite losing the doubles point, the Wildcats rebounded with four singles points. 

Salma Ziouti took the first point for the Cats after defeating Victoria Smirnova in two straight sets 7-5, 6-3. Kayla Wilkins was next winning 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 over Anastasia Smirnova, and Lexi Ryngler tied the match after she defeated Federica Trevisan 0-6, 6-4, 6-2. 

Freshman Midori Castillo clinched the match against the Owls with her 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 win over Allison Zipoli. 

The women are back at home to host two more Pac-12 teams: No. 19 Stanford on Friday, April 1 at 11 a.m., and No. 14 California on Saturday, April 2 at noon. 

Results
 #48 University of Arizona 4, #49 Rice University 3 

Doubles competition 
1. Khim Iglupas / Kayla Wikins [ARIZ] vs. Maria Budin / Diae El Jardi [RICE] 5-4 unf. 
2. Anastasia Smirnova / Allison Zipoli [RICE] vs. Kirsten Prelle / Salma Ziouti [ARIZ] 6-4
3. Victoria Smirnova / Federica Trevisan [RICE] vs. Midori Castillo-Meza / Belen Nevenhoven [ARIZ] 6-4
Order of finish: 3, 2 

Singles competition
1. Salma Ziouti [ARIZ] vs. Victoria Smirnova [RICE] 7-5, 6-3
2. Lexi Ryngler [ARIZ] vs. Federica Trevisan [RICE] 0-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. Kayla Wilkins [ARIZ] vs. Anastasia Smirnova [RICE] 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
4. Midori Castillo-Meza [ARIZ] vs. Allison Zipoli [RICE] 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
5. Anna Bowtell [RICE] vs. Khim Iglupas [ARIZ] 6-2, 6-3
6. Maria Budin [RICE] vs. Kirsten Prelle [ARIZ] 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
Order of finish: 5, 1, 3, 6, 2, 4