Pac-10 meets give Wildcats sneak peek for what lies ahead

The Arizona women's swimming and diving team will travel to Seattle this weekend to compete in the Pacific 10 Conference Championships.

"I think that we are going to do well this year," sophomore breaststroker Nancy Conway said. "For about half of the team, this is their last chance to make the cut for NCAAs. So they are shaved and rested for this meet. The other half of the team that has already qualified for NCAAs, this is just a peek for what lies ahead for them."

The Wildcats are currently 5-4 in dual meet action. They have achieved a .500 winning percentage, the first time that this has happened since the 1979-1980 season.

The women's diving team will be heading to the Pac-10 championships at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena, Calif. The Wildcats will be represented by Marni DeRyckere and Kate Moran.

─Katie Miles

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The 17th-ranked Arizona women's tennis team enters the proverbial inferno this week as it travels to Madison, Wisc. to compete in the ITA Women's National Indoor Collegiate Team Tennis Championship.

There aren't seven levels of hell in this tournament, however, but the Wildcats might think there are after facing off against some of the best women's tennis teams in the nation. The field consists of fifteen other teams, including top-ranked Georgia, No. 3 Stanford, No. 5 Florida, No. 6 Duke and No. 7 UCLA. Seven of the other teams are ranked in the top 15 and only William & Mary is unranked.

Arizona is 8-1 on the season and 3-1 in Pacific 10 Conference play.

Last week the Wildcats split two matches with Pac-10 rivals Stanford and California. Third-ranked Stanford gave Arizona its first loss of the season 7-2 Feb. 17. Fourth-ranked Cal came strutting into town the following day before being sent home with a 5-4 loss.

─Craig Sanders

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