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The Arizona men’s tennis team opens play in the Pacific 10 Conference today against the No. 20 Washington Huskies in Seattle today.

During spring break, No. 53 Arizona (8-7) lost to Indiana and Oklahoma by scores of 5-2 and 4-2. Freshman Giacomo Miccini stood out in the loss to Indiana, as he won his singles match 6-2, 6-1. Fellow freshman Mario Urquidi has had an impressive stretch recently, winning three of his past four singles matches, dating back to March 4 against Sacramento State.

This match against Washington (13-4) will mark the 25th meeting between the two schools, with the Huskies holding a 14-10 all-time advantage over the Wildcats. The Huskies most recently topped Santa Clara University by a score of 5-1.

Following the match against Washington, the Wildcats will face the Oregon Ducks in Eugene, Ore. The Ducks have a 9-5 overall record going into the weekend. The Wildcats have a tough task before them as the Ducks have an impressive 6-1 record on their home court. This will be the 17th meeting against the Ducks, with Arizona holding a demanding 13-3 advantage.

The No. 31 Wildcat women’s team has continued to play well, recently defeating UC Irvine by a score of 5-2, improving its record to an astounding 15-3. Stand-outs from that match include Natasha Marks, Lacey Smyth and Kim Stubbe. Those three, along with Jane Huh, all won their singles matches. Marks and Smyth won their doubles point 8-3, as did Kim Stubbe and Susan McRann 8-5. Marks has won four out of her last five singles matches.

Arizona will try and win their third straight Pac-10 conference game as they face the Washington Huskies in Seattle on Sunday.

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