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Women's tennis heads to City of Angels

April 10, 2008

This Week
The 14th-ranked Arizona State Women's Tennis Team (13-5) willhit the road again this weekend, heading to Hollywood to take on the seventh-ranked UCLA Bruins and the eleventh-ranked USC Women of Troy.

Last time out saw the Sun Devils come out strong in the first match of the weekend as they easily put away the Cougars of Washington State 5-2 before turning around to be surprised by the Huskies of Washington the next day in Seattle in a gritty 4-3 loss.

The Big, Bad Bruins
The Sun Devils travel up to L.A. this weekend to face the 7th ranked UCLA Bruins who currently sit on an 15-5 overall record and an 4-1 Pac-10 record. Their big names include the 11th ranked Rita Zalameda, a senior from Los Angeles with a 20-12 overall singles record and an 11-9 duel record. Earlier this year the Sun Devils got the best of the Bruins in their home turf of Tempe, Ariz., where they bested UCLA 4-3.

Trojan Horse
No. 11 USC enters the weekend with a 15-7 record and are coming off tough losses to ranked conference opponents Stanford and Cal. Making a racket on the Husky line-up is 10th-ranked Amanda Fink who comes in with a 27-10 overall record and 16-7 duel record. In addition, the Women of Troy have five other singles players ranked in the nation, making them a potent 1-6 line-up.

No slouch in doubles either, they boast the #6 team in the nation of Amanda Fink and Gabriela Niculescu who hold a 27-10 overall and 16-6 duel record. Last time out the Women of Troy bested the Sun Devils in Tempe 5-2.

Up Next
The Sun Devils will remain on the road next week to wrap up the regular season as they face Pac-10 and in-state foe, Arizona in Tucson for Pac-10 standings on Saturday, April 19 at noon Pacific time.