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Hot ‘n’ not Final Four week

Savannah Douglas
Savannah Douglas / The Daily Wildcat The University of Arizona Gymcats competed on Saturday, Mar. 15 in the McKale center against four other gymnast teams. The seniors were acknowledged and given framed gymcat jerseys in honor of senior night.

Junior Andrea Vilarasau of the Arizona women’s golf team hit a hole-in-one Saturday at the PING/ASU Invitational on the ASU Karsten Golf Course. Vilarasau finished in 37th place.

Arizona softball is 22-0 at home after sweeping its weekend series against Stanford. The Wildcats beat the Cardinal 12-3 in five innings on Saturday, which is Arizona’s 17th mercy rule win at Hillenbrand Stadium.

Arizona women’s tennis swept a couple of matches against ranked teams over the weekend to improve its home record to 13-0. The Wildcats beat No. 30 Utah 7-0 and No. 73 Colorado 5-2.

Arizona baseball won its first Pac-12 series at Utah over the weekend. The Wildcats lost the opener, 7-3, but then tied the series by scoring five runs in the 10th inning in Saturday’s game. The Wildcats won the series with a 5-2 triumph Sunday.

Both UConn basketball teams made it to the NCAA national championship game. The men’s team was a surprise — it was a No. 7 seed — but the women’s team was an undefeated (39-0) No. 1 seed.

Arizona gymnastics finished in sixth place at the Baton Rouge Regional, ending its season. The Gymcats were ranked No. 21 but finished behind No. 27 Kent State and No. 36 Iowa State.

Arizona sand volleyball lost its fifth match in a row on Friday. While the Wildcats beat Irvine Valley College after losing to No. 5 Long Beach State, Arizona hasn’t beaten an NCAA team since March 15 and has yet to beat a non-junior college away from home.

Arizona men’s tennis lost both its matches in the Pacific Northwest over the weekend, 4-1 at Oregon and 4-2 at Washington. The Wildcats (11-12) have lost four matches in a row, five of their last six and six of their last eight.

Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann made headlines by saying she hoped the local newspaper, The Star-Ledger, would die.

“If they’re not writing headlines that are getting our attention,” Hermann said to a RU Media Ethics and Law class, “they’re not selling ads — and they die.”

United States women’s national soccer team head coach Tom Sermanni was fired on Sunday after the U.S. beat China 2-0. Sermanni had been coach for just over one year but under his watch the Yanks’ 43-0 streak ended in March.

—Follow James Kelley @JamesKelley520

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