Marton Bots joins Kyle McMorrow as wrapping up his Husky career at home thi...
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SEATTLE -- No. 30 Washington (14-5, 2-0 Pac-12) wraps up its home schedule this weekend with a pair of crucial Pac-12 matches against No. 47 Stanford (7-7, 0-2) and No. 21 California (8-8, 0-1). The Dawgs host the Cardinal on Friday, April 5, at 1:30 p.m. and the Golden Bears on Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m.
No. 30 WASHINGTON AT No. 47 STANFORD
April 5 | 1:30 p.m. | Bill Quillian Tennis Stadium | Seattle
No. 29 WASHINGTON AT No. 21 CALIFORNIA
April 6 | 1:00 p.m. | Bill Quillian Tennis Stadium | Seattle
The Dawgs are coming off a pair of conference road wins to jump to the top of the Pac-12 standings. Joining Washington in a tie for first place is UCLA is at 2-0. The Huskies won a pair of 4-3 decisions over Arizona and Utah over the weekend.
Returning home, Washington welcomes Stanford and Cal with Saturday's match being senior day. Kyle McMorrow and Marton Bots will be honored for their contributions to the program over the past four years.
McMorrow continues his ascent up the UW all-time wins list, including a career-best 10 straight wins entering the weekend. He now has 93 career wins, which is good for fourth in Husky history. McMorrow remains the No. 21-ranked player in the country entering the weekend.
Bots is 12-9 on the season, including being 7-6 at his usual No. 2 singles spot.
The Cardinal is led by No. 54-ranked John Morrissey, who is joined by Nolan Paige at No. 88 in the ITA national rankings. The Cardinal are without a ranked doubles team and overall are fairly young compared to recent seasons. Washington is just 4-36 against the traditional power Cardinal, but has a great opportunity for a win on Friday.
The Golden Bears have three ranked players, including Ben McLachlan at No. 44, No. 46 Anis Ghorbel and No. 66 Christoffer Kongsfeldt. Cal is also strong in doubles with a trio of ranked squads. The Dawgs are just 10-32 all-time against Cal, including falling 7-0 last season.
Following this weekend, Washington will finish the season with three straight-conference matches. The Dawgs will be on the road to face No. 2 UCLA and No. 3 USC next weekend, before finishing up with No. 44 Oregon on April 20.