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One last chance

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The Arizona men’s tennis team’s recent struggles have been well documented, but the Wildcats will travel to Las Cruces, N.M., after a week off. The Wildcats will  take on two more teams currently ranked higher than Arizona, who recently dropped six spots from No. 55.

This afternoon the No. 61 Wildcats will take on the No. 56 Idaho Vandals (16-6). While Arizona is finished with the very difficult Pacific 10 Conference season in which it went 0-6, Idaho is no slouch.

Neither is No. 50 Boise State, the Wildcats’ opponent on Sunday. This will be the second meeting between the Wildcats and the Broncos, who have a 14-12 overall record going into the weekend (2-2 in the Western Athletic Conference).

In February, these teams played each other in the Blue/Gray classic. At the time, Arizona was ranked No. 46 and Boise was ranked No. 37. Arizona was playing without senior leader Andres Carrasco, but still managed to pull out a solid 4-2 victory. After losing the doubles point, singles victories from Andre Vidaller, Geoff Embry, Mario Urquidi and Sam Barr powered Arizona to victory.

“”It was great to see different guys step up when we needed them to,”” coach Tad Berkowitz said at the time.

And Arizona will need to step up again if it wants to end the season on good terms. 

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