On a great night for baseball in Tucson with a sunset forming in the backdrop, the Arizona Wildcats captured an important win of the season, 6-4, as they took the opening game of a three-game series with in-state rival ASU.
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Former Arizona men's basketball stars Richard Jefferson and Miles Simon steal show as hosts at CATSYS
Jefferson and Simon were never able to line up together on the McKale court in Arizona jersey’s, but the dynamic duo performed like they have been doing it for years.
On a night when onlookers came to watch an explosive offense and a potential Heisman candidate, it was the defensive side of the ball that stole the show as team Arizona Defense won the Spring Game 55-46. Marcel Yates’ unit beat out the highly anticipated Kevin Sumlin offense that fans across Southern Arizona have been chomping at the bit to lay eyes on.
As the Arizona men’s tennis team look to finish off their successful season on a high, two giant and unavoidable tests lay in their path.
Coach Theron Aych is an important and recognizable voice for a position that only loses one starter from its group last year. Aych is a crucial piece of the puzzle that may be able to take Arizona to the next level by the little things he does for the program.
“The reason we were successful at A&M is that we put such a high importance on it. Jeff Banks and him built a culture there. The culture was playing special teams with an excellence, to a standard. That’s what we’re trying to build here,” Springer said.
The doubles point wouldn’t have mattered, as the Wildcats handled the Aggies up and down the lineup as Igor Karpovets, Alejandro Reguant, and Trent Botha grabbed the singles victories, all in two sets to send the Western Athletic Conference foes back to Las Cruces.
Vicky Maes was once a player on the courts, representing the Wildcats. She left, but just couldn't stay away, so she's back, but this time as a coach for the sport she holds close to her heart.
As the co-captain of the Arizona men’s tennis team, Alejandro Reguant has helped lead the Wildcats to an overall 8-4 record so far, knocking off an undefeated Nebraska team to wrap up a perfect homestand this past weekend. While also staying undefeated in singles play, extending his unbeaten run to eight matches.
Even with Deandre Ayton, the potential No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, dressed in Arizona colors, the Wildcats don’t have enough firepower outside of their two standouts to make a considerable push in both the Pac-12 and NCAA tournaments.
Little brothers getting pushed around and even sometimes getting beat up by their older brother is just a passage of life. Arizona’s men’s tennis team reaffirmed that notion on Saturday morning as they opened up their home double-header by sweeping their in-state rival, and geographical sibling, Northern Arizona University, by a score of 4-0.
Men’s tennis co-captain Jonas Maier faces his own trials and tribulations, but nothing stands in his way
The Arizona men's team is going to face its own challenges this year, but its season will be defined by who and how its players respond to those obstacles. With Jonas Maier in the lineup, the Wildcats can be confident that their leader is battle tested and ready for anything.
The Wildcats need to build momentum before Pac-12 play on March 9, which is loaded with some of the top tennis programs, if they want to continue to build on the culture change that seems to be taking place.
The top of the rotation for Arizona failed to finish the weekend strong as Devin Chypyha, Mary Lewis and Talya Zandberg dropped their singles points. For an early season that has been filled with bright sports that were a mix of youthful exuberance and veteran instincts, the Wildcats looked like a team that was experiencing growing pains facing its first real test of the season.
The undefeated Arizona women’s tennis team continued their early-season dominance as they beat the visiting University of Nevada 5-2. The story of the day was Arizona’s depth and its ability to win points on the bottom part of the lineup.
Arizona defeated two opponents, San Diego University and Grand Canyon University, on Saturday, but they're not getting ahead of themselves yet
Family is an amazing thing. It has the ability to inspire, encourage and to sustain. On the flip side of the coin, family reveals who you really are, and what you are made of. Women's tennis player Devin Chypyha and her family, know that all too well. Her family includes her longtime coach in her father, and her longest standing competitor in her older sister - who also happens to be her biggest supporter, and her longest friend.
This weekend was a successful one for both tennis teams, seeing them start their seasons off on a strong foot.