No. 14 Washington Hits The Road For Ranked Opponents
March 1, 2013
Washington has not played away from the Nordstrom Tennis Center since mid-January when it traveled to Tulsa and split with the Golden Hurricane and Texas. Overall, Washington is 9-4 on the season and won three straight.
The Dawgs are led by Kyle McMorrow who is currently ranked No. 19 in the country in singles. He is coming off a straight-set victory over Ace Matias of UNLV to improve to 9-2 in dual matches and 11-4 on the season. McMorrow is now at 86 singles wins for his career, which is tied for seventh all-time at UW.
Moving into the rankings was Marton Bots, who is now 116th in singles. Bots is coming off a three-set win over Robin Cambier of Oregon as the Dawgs beat the rival Ducks. Bots is now 4-4 in duals this season, but has been better lately after struggling early in the season.
Drake is off to an 11-1 start to the season with its only loss coming in the season opener to Florida State. The Bulldogs are led by Anis Ghorbel who is ranked No. 49 in singles, but have three ranked players. James McKie is ranked No. 96, while Alen Salibasic is No. 121. The team of Ghorbel and McKie is also ranked in doubles, coming in at No. 51.
Sunday, Washington will take on Minnesota on their home courts. The Golden Gophers are just 3-6 so far this season, but have played a tough schedule. Rok Bonin is the team's top-ranked player at No. 48, but Leandro Toledo is also ranked at No. 94.
Following the weekend's action, Washington will head to Fresno to take on Hawai'i and Fresno State. The Dawgs fill take on the Rainbow Warriors on Sunday, March 10 and the Bulldogs on Monday, March 11.