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SEATTLE - The No. 48 University of Washington women's tennis team wraps up regular season play at home this weekend as it hosts Colorado (Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m.) and No. 36 Utah (Sunday, April 13, Noon). The Dawgs are 11-9 on the season and 1-7 after picking up their first Pac-12 win at Oregon (4-1).
The Dawgs (11-9, 1-7) are currently ranked No. 48 in the latest ITA Rankings (April 8) and will be facing their ninth ranked opponens in the last 10 matches this weekend (No. 48 WSU), including eighth straight.
Elianne Douglas-Miron is ranked No. 123 the latest singles rankings and has a 9-8 mark on the season. Additionally her and Riko Shimizu have been strong in the number one doubles spot winning four of their last eight. Julija Lukac holds an 11-5 record at the number three singles spot. The Huskies are coming off a weekend split after dropping a 4-0 match at No. 48 WSU and then rebounding with a 4-1 win at Oregon.
ABOUT THE BUFFS: Colorado comes in with an 8-12 overall record and is still looking for its first conference win. CU debuted in the national rankings at No. 54 on February 25 after back-to-back upset victories. Senior Winde Janssens upset the No. 100 singles player Kim Stubbe out of Arizona, earning her 12th win of the year. Junior Julyette Steur has played every spring match in the No. 1 singles spot and holds an 11-9 record. In doubles play, Janssens, who recently earned her 50th career doubles win, and freshman Nuria Oremeño-Ruiz have a 4-8 record at No. 1 doubles.
ABOUT THE UTES: The Utes are currently ranked No. 36 with an 11-8 overall record and have tallied five victories over ranked opponents this season. Utah has lost six of its last eight matches, including six-straight losses in Pac-12 competition. Junior Tereza Bekerova is ranked the No. 89 player in the country, while senior Sarah Pham stands as the Utes’ winningest singles player so far this year. At No. 1 doubles, the duo of Bekerova and senior Paige Miles have won their last two matches.
Following the weekend, the Huskies head to the Pac-12 Championships in Ojai, Calif., April 24-27.