W. Tennis to Face No. 65 USF and No. 60 Arizona
Feb. 25, 2014
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's tennis team will look to begin a new win streak as it squares-off against No. 65 South Florida and No. 60 Arizona this week. The Aztecs will battle the Bulls at the Aztec Tennis Center Thursday at noon and will then head to Tucson, Ariz., to take on the Wildcats on Saturday, March 1, at 11 a.m.
South Florida is coming off a dominating performance on Sunday as it defeated Missouri, 6-1, which brings USF's season record to 6-3. The last time the Aztecs faced the Bulls was in 2000 when the two schools met in the NCAA Tournament. SDSU got past USF, 5-4, to advance onto the next round. San Diego State holds a 2-0 record over South Florida in the two school's all-time meetings.
Arizona had a successful outing on Saturday as it picked up a win against SDSU's crosstown rival, San Diego, 7-0, which brings its overall record to an impressive 9-1. The 'Cats also boast two nationally-ranked singles players, No. 85T Kim Stubbe and No. 112T Lacey Smyth. Last season, the Aztec's match against UA was cancelled due to rain. The year prior, San Diego State dropped the decision against the then 33rd -ranked Wildcats, 5-2. The Scarlet and Black have the advantage over Arizona in the all-time series, 13-9.
SDSU was triumphant in its match against Loyola Marymount at home on Sunday, 4-3, with junior Kristin Buth earning a three-set victory to clinch the win for the Aztecs. San Diego State was forced to rally in singles action after falling behind early after dropping the doubles point.
No. 54 senior Laura Antonaña Iriarte is joined in the national rankings with fellow teammate Kristin Buth. The junior German-native defeated No. 46 Jamie Pawid in SDSU's loss against Saint Mary's and clinched the team win against LMU over the weekend, earning her a spot in the rankings at No. 121.
San Diego State is 5-6 on the season as it heads into its matches against South Florida and Arizona this week.