Dawgs Return Home To Host Bruins And Trojans
THIS WEEK IN HUSKY MEN'S TENNIS
Friday, Apr. 1, Bill Quillian Stadium
No. 50 Washington hosts No. 49 UCLA, 3 p.m. | Live scores and video
Sunday, Apr. 3, Bill Quillian Stadium
No. 50 Washington hosts No. 13 USC, 12 p.m. | Live scores and video
SEATTLE -- It's been more than a month since the Husky men's tennis team last played a home match, with UW more than ready for this weekend's return. Washington (13-5, 1-1 Pac-12) hosts its first home Pac-12 dual matches of the year this Friday and Sunday as the Bruins and Trojans come to town. The Huskies will be outside at the Bill Quillian Stadium, weather permitting, to play UCLA on Friday, Apr. 1, at 3 p.m. and then UW-USC will go down on Sunday, Apr. 3, at 12 noon.
Washington went 4-2 in its road month of March, with a Pac-12 win over Oregon but a setback at Utah. The Huskies also added a new player to the roster who got his first start last week against Northern Arizona. Dzianis Zharyn, from Belarus, made his collegiate debut at No. 3 doubles against the Lumberjacks and picked up a win.
In the newest ITA team rankings released today, the Huskies moved down four places to No. 50, with every match now looming large in the final month of the regular season, as the Huskies chase an NCAA postseason berth. The same can be said for UCLA, which comes in at No. 49 in the rankings. The Bruins are 6-8 on the season and 1-1 in Pac-12 play, having earned a recent big win over California, and lost a 4-2 decision to Stanford. UCLA also had a 4-2 loss to ITA National Team Indoor Champion TCU. Alexander Hoogmartens is ranked 38th in singles while Bryce Pereira and Patrick Zahraj are 69th in doubles.
USC is coming off wins over both Bay Area teams, with a big 4-3 win over then-No. 13 Stanford and a 4-2 win over Cal. USC also had a 4-3 loss to Arizona and a 4-3 win over Arizona State to get to 3-1 in Pac-12 play and 13-5 overall. The Trojans are led by sixth-ranked Stefan Dostanic and has three more ranked singles players: No. 46 Peter Makk, No. 73 Lodewijk Weststrate, and No. 116 Bradley Frye. In doubles, Dostanic and Frye are ranked 17th.