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SPORTS
Thursday, September 16, 2004
photo The view from above

Arizona women's tennis seniors Maja Mlakar and Dianne Hollands knew that if they put in the time and kept their work ethic up, they would eventually reap the rewards.

But this? A No. 1 national preseason ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's preseason poll?

It hadn't even crossed their minds.

"We were surprised," said Mlakar, who joins Hollands and junior transfer Stephanie Balzert in Waco, Texas, at the Baylor Invitational beginning tomorrow. "We just didn't expect it." [Read article]

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photo Water polo dives into 2004 season

2003 Southwest Conference champs seek repeat effort

It's 5 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center pool. All of the bikini-clad college girls may have already gone home for the day, but there's an even greater reason for this group of nearly 20 UA men to head outside for a dip: The season starts in less than two weeks for the UA men's club water polo team.

Arizona will seek its fourth consecutive Southwest Conference title this season, coming off a 25-4 performance in 2003 that included an undefeated conference record and fourth overall finish nationally. [Read article]

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Wisconsin's loss a big gain for UA football

If you've kept up with the Wildcat sports section this week, you know the story. Wisconsin running back Anthony Davis is out for this weekend's game at Arizona Stadium, victim of an unusual injury suffered during the No. 20 Badgers' 34-6 victory over Central Florida Sept. 4.

Were it not for a fortuitous piece of turf that lodged in Davis's eye after the running back was pushed out of bounds, the Arizona football team would be facing yet another juggernaut in the backfield - and another uphill battle at home against a Top-25 team. [Read article]

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O'Hara to return to UA football team today

Arizona redshirt sophomore quarterback Ryan O'Hara is expected to be back with the Wildcat football team and enrolled in classes again today after leaving school eight days ago, head coach Mike Stoops said.

"As far as I know he's re-enrolled," Stoops said.

O'Hara withdrew from classes Sept. 8 to return home to the Los Angeles area to be with his 15-year-old brother who had a kidney transplant at UCLA Medical Center Sept. 6. [Read article]

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