Wichita State started the volleyball season with a loss for the first time since 2004 late Friday night in Honolulu.
Arizona, picked seventh in the Pacific-12 Conference, handled WSU 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-20) in the Rainbow Wahine Invitational.
The Shockers were scheduled to play No. 10 Hawaii late Saturday night.
Arizona dominated the first set. In the second and third sets, the Wildcats needed to break away late.
Arizona hit .524 in the first set before totaling .297 for the match. WSU hit .167 in the first set and .152 in the third.
"I guess I grossly overrated us in the serve and passing game," WSU coach Chris Lamb said on his postgame radio show. "It wasn't even close."
Emily Adney and Camri Zwiesler both had nine kills for WSU. Zwiesler, who hit .250, also recorded seven digs. Ashley Andrade added five kills. Sarah Waldorf led WSU with 12 digs.
Lamb played both his setters. Mary Elizabeth Hooper totaled 14 assists and Chelsey Feekin added 12 and one kill.
Madison Kingdon led Arizona with 12 kills, hitting .281. Courtney Karst added 10 kills with a .450 hitting percentage.
Arizona dominated the first set, jumping to leads of 9-2 and 15-4. The Wildcats hit .524 while holding WSU to a .167 attack percentage.
The Shockers regrouped in the second set and took a 10-9 lead on a service ace by Jackie Church. WSU led 11-9 before a 6-2 run gave Arizona a 15-13 lead on its way to a second victory. The Shockers
The Wildcats hit .333 in the second set. WSU improved to .267.
In the third set, WSU tied it 18-all before Arizona scored three straight points.
WSU was swept in a regular-season non-conference match for the first time since a loss to Pittsburgh in 2009.