The USF women’s tennis team (2-4) hosts No. 70 Michigan (3-5) Saturday at 1 p.m. at the USF Varsity Courts.During this week of winter weather, the Bulls have been practicing for their first competition since losing to Miami and Florida back-to-back.
USF has a great opportunity to get back into the rankings by defeating Michigan. The Bulls have played well against them in past years, although they didn’t compete against them last season.
More than half of the Michigan team members are freshmen and sophomores. Having fresh faces may be the reason for Michigan’s continually lower ranking. Currently No. 70, Michigan has changed ranks three times in three weeks. The Wolverines have lost their last four matches.
“I have a full lineup (for this weekend). We are all healthy, and we’re going to work hard,” said USF coach Sherry Bedingfield.She explained that March is one of the most cramped months for the women’s tennis team. They play most of their matches within the next few weeks.
“It’s our March Madness,” she said. “We are looking for positive results.”
Saturday’s match is the start of a busy 13-match schedule in March.
“We are more match-tough when we play back-to-back matches,” Bedingfield said.
- Amanda Collins
Carrillo to represent Mexico in World Cup
Earlier this week, senior Ricky Carrillo got the call to represent Mexico in the next Golf World Cup, which will be held at Malaysia this upcoming June.
“I’m happy I’ll be going to the World Cup this summer,” said an excited and proud Carrillo.
Carrillo, who finished sixth with 142 strokes at the Ron Smith Invitational this past weekend, will lead the Bulls into the LSU Spring Invitational in Baton Rouge, La, today through Sunday.
- Vanessa Garnica