Wildcat Wrap: Arizona men’s tennis team earns historic sweep at Stanford, Cal

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Arizona men’s tennis solidified its position atop the Pac-12 standings with a weekend sweep of Stanford and Cal, two programs against the Wildcats historically struggled.

On Friday, No. 18 Arizona Take Down No. 14 Stanford 4-2, earning the doubles point and three singles points. It was just the second win over Stanford in program history.

The Wildcats’ Jonas Ziverts upset the number 2 ranked player in the nation, Stanford’s Arthur Fery, on court no. 1. Carlos Hassey Clinched the victory with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 win on Court No. 6.

The Arizona defeated Cal 4-1 on Sunday for the program’s first win over the Golden Bears since 2004.

The UA swept doubles competition and a trio of singles points to win. Gustaf Strom clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-1 win on court no. 2.

Arizona (17-5) is now 4-0 in the Pac-12 and has a realistic chance to go into the conference championships undefeated in league play. The Wildcats close out their home season Friday in Utah at 2 pm PT.

Women’s swimming and diving

Arizona’s Delaney Schnell Named Pac-12 Diver of the Year for the second consecutive year, while her coach Dwight Dumais was named Pac-12 Diving Coach of the Year.

The award is voted on by the league’s coaches.

Schnell, a senior, is repeatedly named the Pac-12 champion in the 1-meter springboard (332.55) and platform (312.55) events at the conference championships. At the NCAA Championships, she placed second on the platform (345.10), tied for fourth in the 3-meter (376.20) and fifth in the 1-meter (339.05).

Dumais, a. The former All-American diver at Stanford, coached Arizona to 161 points at the Pac-12 Championships.

Beach volleyball

The Wildcats went 3-0 with an Islander Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas over the weekend, defeating Houston Baptist and Texas A&M Corpus-Christi by a score of 4-1 and Arizona Christian by a score of 5-0.

No. 1 pair Alex Parkhurst and Alana Rennie went 2-1 in their matchup, with one loss coming to Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s top pair.

“This weekend we’ve shown a great deal of maturity, patience and all-around good skills. Steve Walker That said, according to Arizona Athletics. “Even with no steady wind playing in any strangers, it can really test you and that challenge quite well.”

The Wildcats (14-5, 2-2 in Pac-12 play) travel to Palo Alto this weekend for the Pac-12 North Invitational, where they’ll face Oregon, Utah, USC and Stanford.

Women’s tennis

Arizona was swept at home by Stanford and Cal over the weekend, falling to both Bay Schools by a score of 7-0.

Lexi Ryngler and Kayla Wilkins Stanford on the number one doubles match 3 court, while Kirsten Prelle and Salma Ziouti Cal on The Number against their doubles match 1. court.

Arizona (14-8, 2-5 in Pac-12 play) heads to Rocky Mountain Schools this weekend, taking first place in Utah Friday at 12:30 pm PT and then Colorado Sunday at 9 am PT.

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