No. 20 Sun Devils Wrap Up Regular Season with Tilt Against Arizona
TEMPE, Ariz. – The No. 20 Sun Devils will lace them up against in-state rival Arizona on Saturday, April 16, at 12 p.m. at the Whiteman Tennis Center for the final contest of the 2021-22 regular season.
Fans can tune into the live stream or follow along with live stats, both of which will be made available to fans prior to the start of play.
Sheila McInerney's Sun Devils have caught fire at the most opportune time, as they've strung together a season-best five consecutive wins in the last stretch of the year. Four of those wins have come against Pac-12 foes – No. 12 Cal, No. 17 Stanford, Colorado and Utah.
A win over the Wildcats would be win No. 14 for the Sun Devils this spring, marking the 10th time in the last 11 seasons that ASU has registered a 14-plus win season.
The Wildcats are the last hurdle for the Sun Devils to clear, a rivalry that's heavily-leaned the Maroon & Gold's way in recent showings.
PREVIEWING THE WILDCATS (15-9, 3-6)
- In the latest ITA team rankings, the Wildcats are listed as the No. 46 squad in the nation.
- Youth movement: Of the 10 on the Arizona roster, five are first-year freshmen.
- The Wildcats have finished the season .500 or better in each of head coach Ryan Stotland's first four years on the job.
- Freshman Parker Fry has compiled an 11-2 record in dual matches this season and is a perfect 6-0 on Court 5 this spring. The Rolling Hills, California, native has been a consistent presence in the back end of the Arizona lineup in her first season.
RECENT HISTORY VS. ARIZONA
April 17, 2021: W, 4-0
April 20, 2019: W, 4-0
April 21, 2018: W, 4-2
April 22, 2017: W, 4-0
April 16, 2016: W, 7-0
ARIZONA'S LAST WIN AT WHITEMAN
February 28, 2004
For the second consecutive week, the Sun Devils are nationally-ranked in the team, doubles and singles polls.
After historic wins over Cal and Stanford, the Sun Devils rocketed up to No. 20 overall, according to the latest ITA rankings. Domenika Turkovic and Patricija Spaka continue their climb in doubles play, checking in at a season-high No. 18.
Giulia Morlet, after back-to-back wins over ranked singles opponents from Cal and Stanford, is listed as the No. 114 player in the nation.
LAST 10 SEASONS AT HOME
The Sun Devils have a chance to win their 11th match at the Whiteman Tennis Center this weekend, which would be the first time since 2016 that they've won 11 or more matches at home in a single season.
2019-20: 8-1 (season shortened due to COVID-19)
Keep up with Sheila McInerney's Sun Devils via the team's Twitter account, @ sundevilwtennis.