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No. 18 women's tennis hosting No. 7 UCLA and No. 12 USC

February 21, 2008

This Week

The Arizona State Sun Devils will continue their spring 2008 home duel campaign this weekend as they host the seventh-ranked UCLA Bruins on Friday, February 22 at 1:30 pm and the No. 12 USC Women of Troy on Sunday, February 23 at noon. Both matches will be played in Tempe at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center.

Last time out saw the Sun Devils come out swinging as they looked practically flawless grabbing a 6-1 win after falling behind to the Long Beach State 49ers.

Scouting the Bruins:

UCLA rolls into town with a stellar 7-1 record, with their only loss to North Carolina coming at the USTA/ITA National Indoors. The Bruins are a tower of strength in both singles and doubles with three players ranked in singles, the highest No. 10 Rita Zalameda. In doubles, they boast FOUR ranked teams as well.

The Women of Troy

The USC Women of Troy will face the Devils this weekend with a potent line-up as well, as they've gone 6-2 on the season with losses to powerhouses North Carolina and Georgia, also at the ITA National Indoors. In their line-up look for marquee match-ups against #17 Amanda Fink and #97 Gabriela Niculescu in singles and the pair also team up as the #5 doubles team in the country as well.

Series History

Against the Bruins, the Sun Devils are 13-30 all-time. In their last match-up against UCLA, the Sun Devils won at home on April 6, 2007 4-3. Against USC, ASU is 19-26 all-time with USC taking both 2007 match-ups 6-1.

Up Next

The Sun Devils will remain home again to host UC Santa Barbara next Sunday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m. at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe.