Women's Tennis Competes In First Day Of Riviera Championships
Oct. 15, 2000
LOS ANGELES - Senior Ana Moura (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and juniorErica Perkins (Seattle) defeated Erin Waters and Judith Hagedorn of Rice 6-2,5-7, 6-1, to advance to the second round of doubles competition at theRiviera Women's All-American Championships, Saturday.
The Cougars took four singles players and two doubles teams to thechampionships played on the UCLA campus this weekend.
In the first pre-qualifying round of singles competition, Leigh Bradwell ofKentucky defeated Moura 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. Eliminating her hopes of moving on inthe tournament.
'Ana didn't play as well as she could,' head coach CariGroce said. 'She played smart points, but she just couldn'tfinish.
Freshman Stacy McKenna (North Bend, Ore.) defeated Megan Colville of WesternMichigan 6-3, 6-3 in the first round, but was downed by Claire Carter ofWashington 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the second, round knocking her out of thetournament.
'Stacy didn't play very aggressive and didn't play the wayshe should of,' Groce said. 'This was not a good loss for her,and I think she really showed her age. She has a big game, and we need herto step up mentally.'
Team captain Tamara Filipovic (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) also defeated KathyChuda of Kansas State 7-5, 6-3 in the first round, but was eliminated byCalifornia's Dominique Lemperle 6-2, 6-4 in the second round.
The Cougars will return to action tomorrow as Perkins and Moura compete inthe second round of doubles competition.
Stacy McKenna Washington State def. Megan Colville Western Michigan 6-3, 6-3
Tamara Filipovic Washington State def. Katay Chuda Kansas State 7-5, 6-3
Leigh Bradwell Kentucky def. Ana Moura Washington State 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Claire Carter Washington def. Stacy McKenna Washington State 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Dominique Lemperle California def. Tamara Filipovic Washington State 6-2, 6-4
Moura/Perkins Washington State def. Hagedorn/Waters Rice 6-2, 5-7, 6-1