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CU tennis: Buffs to host No. 20 UCLA, No. 27 USC this weekend

Colorado’s tennis team will host No. 20 UCLA and No. 27 Southern California this weekend. CU will take on UCLA on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center in Boulder. Sunday’s match vs. USC will take place outdoors at 11 a.m. at CU’s South Campus Tennis Complex, weather permitting.

The Buffaloes (6-11, 1-5 Pac-12) are led this season by 74th-ranked Nuria Ormeño Ruiz, who has a 20-9 overall record and is 5-4 at the No. 1 singles position. She and Jeannez Daniel have also moved into the No. 1 doubles position together, posting a 4-2 mark.

UCLA (11-4, 3-1 Pac-12) is ranked No. 20 in this week’s national rankings. Catherine Harrison is the team’s leader, ranked No. 18 nationally and holding a 24-8 record. She and Kyle McPhillips are the seventh-ranked doubles pair in the nation and are 12-1 together.

USC (8-4, 3-0 Pac-12) is ranked 27th this week. Giuliana Olmos is the 22nd-ranked player in the country and is 14-9 overall, including 9-3 at the No. 1 position. Olmos and Gabby Smith are ranked eighth nationally in doubles.