Top-Seeded Adria Engel Leads Women's Tennis On Day Three Of Pac-10 Championships

April 28, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -Top-seeded ASU sophomore Adria Engel, currently ranked No. 8 in the country, advanced to tomorrow's Pac-10 Championship final with a semifinal win today in Ojai, California.

Engel defeated UCLA's Sara Walker in three sets, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1, to advance to tomorrow's final singles match against Cal's Raquel Kops-Jones to determine this year's Pac-10 champion. Engel and Kops-Jones will go head-to-head tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. (PST).

In Pac-10 doubles quarterfinal play, Adria Engel and Faye DeVera fell to Arizona's Debbie Larocque and Laresa Marino, 9-8, but ASU's Celena McCoury/Mhairi Brown tandem downed Cal's Nicole Havlicek and Jieun Jacobs, 9-8, before falling to UCLA's Lauren Fisher and Petya Marinova in the semifinals, 8-1. In the doubles back draw, ASU's Cindy Sureephong and Megan Yeats defeated Oregon's Monika Gieczys and Courtney Nagle, 8-4, to advance to the semifinals.

Championship Semifinals, Saturday morningAdria Engel (ASU) def. Sara Walker (UCLA), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Championship Quarterfinals doubles, SaturdayLarocque/Marino (UA) def. Engel/DeVera (ASU), 9-8McCoury/Brown (ASU) def. Havlicek/Jacobs (CAL), 9-8

Championship Semifinals doubles, SaturdayFisher/Marinova (UCLA) def. McCoury/Brown (ASU), 8-1

Doubles Back Draw, SaturdaySureephong/Yeats (ASU) def. Gieczys/Nagle (UO), 8-4

Tomorrow's results will be posted as soon as possible upon completion of the remaining singles and doubles matches.

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