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Marker & Preston Gain National Recognition

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  • New details revealed in wild carjacking crime spree

    New details revealed in wild carjacking crime spree

    Saturday, October 21 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-10-21 21:33:40 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Police reports reveal new information on a wild carjacking crime spree that took place across the south side of Tucson on October 4. The crime spree ended with the suspect shot during a dramatic hostage standoff with police. 

    Police reports reveal new information on a wild carjacking crime spree that took place across the south side of Tucson on October 4. The crime spree ended with the suspect shot during a dramatic hostage standoff with police. 

  • BEAR DOWN: Wildcats stop Cal 45-44 in two overtimes

    BEAR DOWN: Wildcats stop Cal 45-44 in two overtimes

    Sunday, October 22 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-10-22 04:02:27 GMT

    The Wildcats win their third straight game beating the Golden Bears 45-44 in double overtime.

    The Wildcats win their third straight game beating the Golden Bears 45-44 in double overtime.

  • A painful pumpkin patch warning about ticks

    A painful pumpkin patch warning about ticks

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:23 AM EDT2017-10-19 13:23:08 GMT
    A California woman warning about ticks in the pumpkin patch. (Source: Facebook)A California woman warning about ticks in the pumpkin patch. (Source: Facebook)

    A woman has taken to Facebook with a painful warning for anyone heading to pumpkin patches this fall.  In the post Jennifer Velasquez says she contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after wearing flip-flops and shorts to a pumpkin patch.  Jennifer Velasquez

    A woman has taken to Facebook with a painful warning for anyone heading to pumpkin patches this fall.  In the post Jennifer Velasquez says she contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after wearing flip-flops and shorts to a pumpkin patch.  Jennifer Velasquez

 TUCSON, Ariz. – Sophomore Lauren Marker and junior Briar Preston were named on the ITA singles top-125 on Tuesday. Marker is now ranked 96th and Preston is ranked 113th.

Marker is coming off a very good weekend as she earned two singles victories in dominant fashion. On Friday against Nevada, she defeated Sheila Morales 6-3, 6-0 and defeated then 51st ranked Alina Soltanici from Sacramento State 6-0, 6-2 on Sunday. Including the fall, Marker owns a record of 8-3. In the spring, she is 3-0 in singles matches while playing at the number one spot in the lineup. The sophomore has also won five straight matches, which is the longest active streak of any Wildcat and has defeated two nationally ranked opponents.

Preston also had a successful weekend. She beat Nevada's Juliette Legendre in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 on Friday and Sacramento State's Anna-Maria Nau in straight sets as well 6-1, 6-1. Preston has a record of 6-2 this year with a 3-0 record at the number two spot in the spring season. The junior transfer has won four straight matches and will look to continue that success.

The Wildcats are back in action on Friday, Feb. 13 against No. 65 BYU at 1:30 p.m. MST at LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. 
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  • Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

    Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

    Saturday, October 21 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-10-22 03:44:02 GMT
    Sunday, October 22 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-10-22 17:25:37 GMT

    Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the AL...

    Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined for a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

  • Perfect last-second decision for ALCS MVP Verlander, Astros

    Perfect last-second decision for ALCS MVP Verlander, Astros

    Saturday, October 21 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-10-22 03:53:15 GMT
    Sunday, October 22 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-10-22 17:25:14 GMT
    That last-second decision by ALCS MVP Justin Verlander has turned out perfectly for the Houston Astros.
    That last-second decision by ALCS MVP Justin Verlander has turned out perfectly for the Houston Astros.
  • Griffin, Beverley lead Clippers in rout over Suns

    Griffin, Beverley lead Clippers in rout over Suns

    Sunday, October 22 2017 1:21 AM EDT2017-10-22 05:21:59 GMT
    Blake Griffin had 29 points and eight rebounds, Patrick Beverley added 15 points and six steals, and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 130-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
    Blake Griffin had 29 points and eight rebounds, Patrick Beverley added 15 points and six steals, and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 130-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
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