April 4, 2001
THIS WEEK: The WSU women's tennis team will host Arizona State and the University of Arizona, Friday at 11:00 a.m. and Saturday at noon, respectively at the Stadium Way Tennis Courts. The matches mark the beginning of a five-match home stretch for the Cougars.
SCOUTING THE ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS: The Sun Devils are 13-3 overall, 5-3 in the Pac-10 and No. 14 in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll. The ITA currently lists five ASU players in the nation's singles and doubles rankings. In singles action, No. 7 Adria Engel is accompanied by No. 63 teammate Megan Yeats and No. 82 Mhairi Brown. As a doubles team, the Engel/Karin Palme tandem posts a No. 23, and the Brown/Celena McCoury combo ranks No. 43.
SCOUTING THE WILDCATS OF ARIZONA: The Wildcats are 6-8 overall, 1-5 Pac-10 and No. 49 in the latest ITA poll. The Wildcats have three players in the ITA rankings. In singles action, Michelle Gough holds the No. 79 position. Debbie Larocque and Laresa Marino, who are No. 39 position in doubles action, accompany Gough in the rankings.
HEAD COACH CARI GROCE ON THIS WEEKEND: "It will be nice for the team to showcase their talents to our home crowd. We are looking forward to a great five-match home stand. We have worked very hard, and it's time for the fans to see this great team they have been reading so much about."
LAST WEEK: The Cougars defeated the University of Oregon 5-2 in a dual hosted by the Ducks at the Student Tennis Center in Eugene. The meeting was the second of the season for the two schools, with WSU earning a series sweep.
NEXT WEEK: The Cougars will continue their home stretch as they host USC (April 13) and UCLA (April 14). The USC match begins at 11 a.m. and the UCLA match is scheduled for noon at the Stadium Way Tennis Courts.
COUGARS IN THE RANKINGS: The WSU Cougars moved up to No. 30 in the ITA rankings this week. Junior Erica Perkins is currently ranked No. 34 in singles, while senior Ana Moura and freshman partner Stacy McKenna hold the No. 48 doubles spot, just ahead of Perkins and senior Tamara Filipovic, ranked No. 49.