UA Back on the Road to Clash With No. 15 UCLA and No. 7 USC

UA Back on the Road to Clash With No. 15 UCLA and No. 7 USC
TUCSON, Ariz.---


The Wildcats are back in action this week, as they'll wrap up their season-long 11-match road swing in Los Angeles, with contests at No. 15 UCLA, Friday at 3:00 pm PT and at No. 7 USC, Sunday at 1 pm PT.

Arizona continues its tough stretch of matches, as it will be taking on its fourth and fifth straight ranked opponents. The Cats currently own three victories over ranked teams so far on the season.

Junior Naoki Takeda (22-5, 14-2 Dual), freshman Shoki Kasahara (16-16, 9-10 Dual), and junior Jason Jaruvang (15-14, 9-10 Dual) have already eclipsed the 15-plus win mark this season, while Takeda has earned national recognition, being place at No. 53 nation.

Takeda has been stellar all year long, as he's gone 3-1 against nationally ranked individuals, while he's won eight of his last 10 matches overall.

Both the Bruins and the Trojans enter the weekend winners of three straight.

The Wildcats are aiming for their first victory over the Bruins since claiming a 4-3 win in Tucson on April 11, 2010. Arizona hasn't defeated USC since March 31, 2006.