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Head coach Liz LaPlante will next have her Tritons in action at home next Wednesday, March 6.

Saturday Women's Tennis at Cal State LA Canceled

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LA JOLLA, Calif. - The No. 22 University of California San Diego women's tennis program has canceled its match at Cal State LA on Saturday, March 2, due to rain in the forecast. The contest was supposed to begin at noon. It will not be made up.

The NCAA Division II West Region rivals will still face off on Saturday, April 13, at 12 p.m. in La Jolla on Senior Day for the Tritons.

UC San Diego, now 4-3 after four straight victories, awaits a difficult week ahead where, weather permitting, head coach Liz LaPlante's charges will play three top-five opponents over three days. The Tritons host No. 1 Barry on Wednesday, March 6, No. 5 Academy of Art on Thursday, March 7, and No. 4 Hawai'i Pacific on Friday, March 8. Start time for doubles on all three days is 3 p.m. at Northview Tennis Courts on North Campus in La Jolla. Admission is free, but parking permits are required throughout the week.

UC San Diego is ranked No. 4 in the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II West Region poll, with Cal State LA at No. 8, Academy of Art at No. 2 and Hawai'i Pacific at No. 1. Barry, Academy of Art and Hawai'i Pacific all made the national quarterfinals last year. Barry, from Miami Shores, Fla., earned its second consecutive national title and fourth overall, all since 2011.

About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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