The Aztec women's tennis squad heads to the state of Washington for matches with two PAC-10 schools this weekend.
Feb. 1, 2002
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Fresh off a doubleheader sweep of Saint Mary's and Cal Poly, the 44th-ranked San Diego State women's tennis team ventures to the Apple State to do battle with 11th-ranked Washington on Friday and 29th-ranked Washington State on Sunday.
Up To Speed
The women's tennis program is in its 26th season of play and ninth under head coach Peter Mattera. San Diego State returns five letterwinners off a squad that ended the 2000-01 season with a 17-8 record and a final ranking of 43rd. The Aztecs have advanced to the NCAA team tournament in three of the past four seasons.
Who To Watch
Juniors Lindsey Hedberg and Silvia Tornier, who split time at number one singles a year ago and formed the number one doubles pairing, led a talented group of players returning this season.
Following the trip to Washington, the Aztecs will open a three-match homestand with a contest against Oregon on Feb. 10.
Fun With Numbers
Only team rankings were updated this week with individual and doubles rankings remaining from the preseason. San Diego State remained 44th in the national poll, the same position the Aztecs had in the preseason poll.
The ITA spring preseason poll also listed the doubles team of Hedberg and Tornier as the 60th-ranked team in the country. Last season, the duo compiled a 20-10 record, including a 14-9 record at number-one singles.
SDSU opened the 2002 spring season Saturday with 7-0 victories over Saint Mary's and Cal Poly at the SDSU Tennis Courts. The Aztecs won 25 of 26 singles sets and all six pro-set doubles sets in cruising to their sixth and seventh consecutive victories at home.