Spring break isn't a break for Arizona sports; five sports will be present in Tucson
The University of Arizona will be on spring break from March 5–11, but that does not mean Arizona sports will be on break for an entire week. When visiting the UA for the Tucson Festival of Books, there will be a myriad of games to choose from and attend when you’re tired from the festival.
To kick off the week, the women’s golf team will commence the Wildcat Invitational at Sewailo Golf Club, located in southwest Tucson. The team will play Monday, March 5, and Tuesday, March 6. The team is looking to take advantage of playing in their hometown after coming off a fourth-place performance at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, California on Feb. 11–13. The team is yet to finish a tournament with a first-place victory this season, but under the leadership of junior Gigi Stoll, who went 6 on the last tournament, they are looking to make it happen.
The men’s tennis team is coming back home to face UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, March 6, and Stanford on Friday, March 9. On Sunday, March 11, it will battle Cal. The string of three consecutive home games will occur at the Lanelle Robson Tennis Center. Men’s tennis is coming back from performances in Montgomery, Alabama for the Blue Gray Classic and in San Diego, California against Fresno State. The team is playing better than last season, as it looks to do better compared to its 9-16 record in the 2016–2017 season.
Coming off a trip from Minneapolis, Minnisota for the Pac-12/Big 10 Challenge, the baseball team will have a stretch of four home games at Hi Corbett Field. The team will kick off its home stretch by playing San Diego State on Tuesday, March 6. Friday to Sunday, the Wildcats will play North Dakota State three times before traveling to Phoenix to play Arizona State. Under the pitching of junior Avery Weems, the team is 4-3 on the season so far and is looking to take advantage of the home field to improve its record.
Starting on Thursday, March 8, the softball team will begin the Wildcat Invitational. The tournament will last until Sunday, March 11, and throughout the four days, the team will play a total of six games total against South Dakota, Wisconsin, San Diego and SC Upstate. The games will take place at the Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium. The Arizona bats are on a 12-game winning streak against teams such as No. 4-ranked Oklahoma and North Carolina.
The Gym Cats will hold the Arizona Meet in McKale Center on the night of Friday, March 9. The ‘Cats will host the quad-meet against San Jose State, UNC and Air Force. So far, the Gym Cats have only been able to squeak out a victory against Stanford at home on Feb. 11. However, they are looking to use the home-court to their advantage during their final home meet of the regular season.
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