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‘Cats and dogs


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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