No. 44 Dawgs Face SDSU, No. 40 Saint Mary's
Jan. 31, 2013
SEATTLE --No. 44 Washington women's tennis will hit the road again this weekend when it travels to San Diego to face San Diego State and No. 40 Saint Mary's. The Dawgs are 4-1 on the season with the only loss coming at No. 2 UCLA last weekend at the ITA Kickoff.
Washington endured a rough weekend of weather in Los Angeles last weekend as the opening round match against South Florida was delayed multiple times. Eventually, the Dawgs prevailed over the Bulls, 4-2, but had to turn around and take on UCLA that same day.
The UCLA match was series of firsts for the Huskies as they had been nearly flawless all season. The Dawgs dropped the doubles point for the first time as well as it being the first loss for many of the singles players. Against South Florida, Andjela Nemcevic, Capucine Gregoire and Riko Shimizuwon their singles matches to advance to play UCLA.
This is Washington's second trip to San Diego State's Aztec Tennis Center this season, having played SDSU Fall Classic in November. Following the matchup with the host school, the Dawgs face Saint Mary's also in San Diego in a neutral site matchup.
The Aztecs are off to a 2-0 start with wins over UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton. Julia Wais has played No. 1 singles for San Diego State and is 2-0 on the season. All-time, Washington is 11-6 against San Diego State, including a 4-2 win last year in Seattle.
Saint Mary's is 1-1 so far this season with a win over UNLV, before losing to California as part of the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Gaels are led by No. 64 singles player, Jenny Julien, who is 1-1 this season. The Gaels lost the double point against UNLV, but came back to win that match, 5-2. The Dawgs are 4-1 all-time against Saint Mary's with the only loss coming last season when the Gaels won 5-2 in Seattle.
Following this weekend, the Dawgs will not compete until February 15 and 17 when it travels to the South to face Alabama and Ole Miss. The Dawgs next home match is March 1, at 1:30 p.m. against Portland.