No. 54 WT Take on Washington and Saint Mary's
Feb. 12, 2014
SAN DIEGO - The No. 54 San Diego State women's tennis team will take on No. 41 Washington and No. 35 Saint Mary's on the road this week in Seattle, Wash. SDSU will square-off against the Huskies on Friday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m. and will conclude its weekend by playing the Gaels on Saturday, Feb. 15, at noon.
Washington is coming off a dominating performance against UC Santa Barbara last Sunday, 7-0, which brought its overall season record to 5-1. Last season the Aztecs struggled against the then-ranked No. 44 Huskies in doubles play but were able to pick up two wins in singles action before falling short of a win, 5-2. Washington owns the advantage in the all-time series record against San Diego State, 12-6.
Saint Mary's was set to take on the Stanford Cardinals on Saturday, Feb. 8, before the match was postponed due to weather. Prior to the scheduled match, the Gaels defeated Fresno State, 4-0, and are now 2-1 on the season. Last season, SDSU upset the 40th-ranked northern California school, 4-3, after it won one of three doubles matches and pulled away with a victory as the Aztecs took four out of six in singles action. The Scarlet and Black have the upper hand over Saint Mary's in the two school's all-time meetings, 5-1.
San Diego State is coming off a 1-2 outing as they battled No. 38 UC Irvine, No. 44 Pepperdine and Hawai'i. The Aztecs were unsuccessful against the Anteaters, 4-0, and the Waves, 6-1, but Senior Laura Antonaña Iriarte managed to pull a major upset as she defeated Pepperdine's No. 19 Guillermo in singles action. The upset propelled Antonaña Iriarte from being unranked in the national standings to a No. 35 showing in this week's rankings. The Scarlet and Black rebounded on Monday as they defeated Hawai'i, 6-1, at home and are looking to duplicate their success this week against Washington and Saint Mary's. SDSU is now 4-3 on the season.