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Women’s Tennis to wrap up Calif. trip

The Arizona women’s tennis team will finish its recent California swing this weekend as it travels to San Diego to take on San Diego State on Friday at 2 p.m. and the University of San Diego on Saturday at 10 a.m. Most teams might not be very psyched about a six-game road trip, but the Wildcats have proven themselves on the road, sporting a 3-1 record away from home.

“”(Last) weekend was a team effort, and I feel we gained a lot of valuable experience going into (this) weekend,”” said head coach Vicky Maes.

The Wildcats will face the No. 50 Aztecs this afternoon and the No. 47 Toreros on Saturday. Last weekend, the Wildcats lost to Fresno State by a score of 4-3 but bounced back the following day 6-1 victory over Nevada.

“”Losing to Fresno State was a little tough Friday, but I was so pleased with how the team rebounded the next day to defeat a really motivated Nevada team,”” Maes said. “”We had to battle hard for every point and our players were up to the challenge.””

Men host New Mexico and San Diego

The No. 43 Arizona men’s team hopes to continue its winning streak from last weekend when it won decisively against the University of the Pacific and Northern Arizona by scores of 5-2 and 7-0, respectively. The Wildcats’ home stand will continue this weekend as they face No. 61 New Mexico today at 1 p.m. and No. 50 University of San Diego on Sunday at noon.

This is a reunion of sorts for head coach Tad Berkowitz, as he was a top player for the New Mexico Lobos in the 90s. He earned All-WAC honors three times, WAC Player of the Year honors in 1996 and helped lead the Lobos to WAC Conference championships in 1994 and 1995.

The Lobos are undefeated with a 5-0 record going into today’s match. This is the 41st meeting between the two schools, and the Wildcats have maintained the upper hand to this point hoisting a 32-8 record against the Lobos.

Sunday will mark the 26th time that the Wildcats have faced San Diego, with UA also holding a solid 19-6 advantage over the Toreros.

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