Nov 26, 2011; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats athletics director Greg Byrne talks with a staff member prior to a game against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin

Wildcat Weekly, Sept. 30


The Arizona Wildcats men’s tennis team has their work cut out for them this week as they play in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American Championships. The event began Saturday and continues through next Sunday. Men’s doubles team senior Fredrik Ask and junior Sumeet Shinde will represent the Wildcats in the qualifying round early this week to determine if they make it to the main draw, which starts Oct. 3. The men’s team is also headed to San Diego on Saturday for a two-day tournament at the Aztec Tennis Center.

In women’s tennis, No. 40 ranked senior Lacey Smyth heads to Los Angeles to play in ITA All-American Championships qualifying tournament starting tomorrow.

On the ice, the Arizona Wildcats hockey team opened the season with a sweep of NAU in Flagstaff, Ariz. They won Friday’s game 5-1 and then followed that up with a 5-3 win on Saturday. They will travel to Tempe, Ariz. to take on No. 2 Arizona State on Friday and Saturday. Both games will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Oceanside Ice Arena.

Women’s golf plays in Chicago at the Windy City Collegiate Classic today and tomorrow, with tee-offs beginning at 7:30 a.m. CDT. The Wildcats are ranked No. 7 in the the Golf World/WGCA Coaches Poll and are one of 15 teams competing in the tournament. They will be represented by juniors Kendall Prince, Andrea Vilarasau, and, in her season debut, Manon Gidali, as well as sophomore Lindsey Weaver, and freshman Jessica Vasilic.

The women’s soccer team (5-2-3, 0-1) looks for Pac-12 redemption at No. 6 Stanford this Friday at 4 p.m. after losing 2-1 to No. 11 UCLA in their PAC-12 opener yesterday. They will continue conference play against the Bears in Berkeley, Calif. on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Women’s volleyball (10-4, 0-2) hosts Oregon and Oregon State at McKale Center this weekend after a 3-0 loss to California on Friday. The Wildcats will look to get back on track, as they face No. 21 Oregon this Friday at 6 p.m. and Oregon State Sunday at 11 a.m. The team is headed by junior outside hitter Madi Kingdon, the reigning offensive player of the week, who won the award after averaging 4.3 kills, 2.9 digs and 5.2 points per set in three games last week.

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