Gauchos Travel to Arizona to Open 2012 Season

• This Weekend
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Arizona
at Tucson Racket Club

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos vs. Arizona State
at Arizona State

• Warming Up in Arizona
UC Santa Barbara is ranked #63 and will be competing against Arizona ranked #34 and ASU ranked #19.  Head coach Peter Kirkwood sees this weekend opener as, "An Ambitious way to start the season to say the least, but great preparation for our first round match at the National indoor tournament with #41 South Florida the following weekend in Miami."

• For Starters...
Seniors Natalia Lozano and Sofia Novak will surely rotate between the #1 and #2 spot this season for the Gauchos. Sophomore Kiersten Meehan will compete at the #3 spot this weekend, and Sophomore Paola Cos will be UCSB's #4 spot.   Talented newcomer and freshman April Scatliffe will be at the #5 spot. Senior Jordan Dockendorf will hold the #6 spot, who is sure to beat any competitor at that position

• Upcoming Tournament
The following weekend, UCSB will travel once again, but to Miami, Florida for the National Indoor Kickoff.  They will play against South Florida on Saturday, January 28 at 2 p.m., and Sunday's 10:00 or 2:00 game opponent is yet to be determined.