The Aztecs travel to Hawaii to take on Xavier and host Hawai'i.
Feb. 27, 2013
SAN DIEGO -
XAVIER & HAWAI'I MATCH NOTES
No. 40 SDSU in Hawaii For Two Matches
The 40th-ranked San Diego State women's tennis team travels to the Hawaiian islands to face Xavier and host Hawai'i this week after making its first appearance in the national rankings. Action begins on Thursday, Feb. 28, when the Aztecs face the Musketeers. Play will resume on Saturday, March 2, as SDSU takes on the Rainbow Wahine at UH Tennis Complex.
The two-match stand will mark only the second road trip of the season for San Diego State and the first time the Aztecs will travel outside of California in 2013.
Scouting The Musketeers
Xavier is coming off a two-match winning streak, most recently defeating Cleveland State, 6-1. Prior to the win on Feb. 15, the Musketeers downed Butler by the same score. Xavier is 7-2 overall with its only two losses coming at the hands of Louisville and No. 51 Indiana.
Head coach Eric Toth is in his sixth season leading the Musketeers. Toth is also the head coach of the men's tennis team and holds a 151-90 overall combined record while leading both programs.
Scouting The Rainbow Wahine
Hawai'i most recently suffered a loss to the Aztecs' crosstown rival, No. 42 San Diego, 5-1. In the match against the Toreros, doubles was not played due to inclement weather as singles play would decide the outcome. The Rainbow Wahine hold a 2-7 record on the season with their two victories coming against Big West opponents, UC Riverside and Cal Poly.
Jun Hernandez is in his seventh season as the head coach of Hawai'i. In 2012, Hernandez led his team to its first NCAA tournament appearance, Western Athletic Conference tournament title and the program's first-ever ITA team ranking.
Last Time Out
San Diego State is coming off a rebounding win over Loyola Marymount, 6-1, on Feb. 22. The Aztecs had previously dropped a 7-0 decision to sixth-ranked USC in Los Angeles and were looking for a comeback win. SDSU found success at home against the Lions by taking the doubles point and all but one match in singles action. The success propelled San Diego State to its first team ranking of the season. The Aztecs currently sit at No. 40 in the nation according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).