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Arizona women’s tennis swept by ASU on Senior Day

Darien Bakas
Arizona women’s tennis athlete Inga Hendrifx swings at the ball during Arizona’s 6-1 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday, March 26.

Arizona women’s tennis concluded its regular season Saturday afternoon against rival ASU. The day was filled with emotion. Senior Day and the territorial cup points were on the line. The end result, however, saw the Wildcats swept 7-0, which marked the first time they have been swept all season. The score line reflects what was a dominate performance from the Sun Devils.

Two seniors concluded their final home match during the afternoon. Seniors Shayne Austin and Inge Hendrikx were thanked for the hard work and service they have given to the program during the last four years.

“Having your last match here, after I’ve been here for four years, is tough to process,” Austin said. “Knowing I just played my last match at home is a sad thing, but I will always have tons of great memories here.”

Hendrikx, who has taken to this program and embraced the culture on this campus since day one despite her being more than 5,000 miles away from her native Netherlands, was barley able to speak English when she came here. Yet, she emerged out of this program a true Wildcat.

“Today was very bittersweet. It seemed like a normal game until the very end,” Hendrikx said. “I wish we played a little better, but all in all today was still a good day.”

Austin recalled one of her favorite memories as a Wildcat.

“My best memory will be beating ASU in my second year here at the UA and, just remembering how great that feeling was, is something I’ll never forget,” Austin said.

As the sun sets on two Arizona women’s tennis players’ careers, one can only admire everything Austin and Hendrik’s have done and given to the Arizona program.

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