Cougar Tennis Dominant At Day One Of Alabama Invitational

Sept. 28, 2001

TUSCALOOSA - The Washington State women's tennis team continued to dominate as they won all seven singles matches they played Friday in the 2001 Roberta Alison Fall Classic at the University of Alabama.

The Cougars were led by No. 83 Stacy McKenna. She defeated Troy State's Carolina Aravena in the Singles A Draw, 6-1, 6-1. McKenna will play No. 66 Selia Mathew Saturday in a battle of ranked players.

McKenna teamed with Erica Perkins, the No. 27 combo in the country, to win two matches in their A Doubles Draw to advance to the finals Saturday against Houston's Borwell/Baccarani duo. Perkins did not play singles due to a virus.

Also victorious for the Cougars were Lorena Arias (C Singles), Chris Martinez (D Singles), Orsolya Sallai (E Singles), Zorana Roganovic (F Singles), Nora Gaal (G Singles) and Zofia Fodor (H Singles).

In doubles play, Arias/Martinez (B Doubles) won two matches, Roganovic/Sallai (C Doubles) went 1-1 and Fodor/Gaal (D Doubles) also split the day with a 1-1 record.

Eleven teams sent players to the tourney - Alabama, Arkansas State, Auburn, Auburn-Montgomery, Florida State, Houston, Louisiana-Monroe, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Troy State, and Washington State.

This year there are eight singles and four doubles brackets. Each player is guaranteed three singles and three doubles matches during the tourney. The first day consisted of two rounds of doubles and one round of singles. Saturday there will be one round of singles and one round doubles. Sunday will be the final round of singles play.

Singles play begins at 8:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Doubles will follow the singles matches Saturday starting around 1 p.m.

RESULTS:

Singles Draws

A Singles Draw-

First Round- Friday

(3) Stacy McKenna (WSU) def. Carolina Aravena (TSU) 6-1, 6-1(A Singles Draw Continued)Second Round- Saturday 9:30 a.m.

(3) Stacy McKenna (WSU) vs. (2) Selia Mathew (UA)

C Singles Draw-

First Round- Friday

(3) Lorena Arias (WSU) def. Sally Linden (TSU) 6-1, 7-6(5)

Second Round- Saturday 9:30 a.m.

(3) Lorena Arias (WSU) vs. (2) Lauren Walker (FSU)

D Singles Draw-

First Round- Friday

(3) Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Anne Rapp (UH) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

Second Round- Saturday 8:00 a.m.

(3) Chris Martinez (WSU) vs. (2) Meredith Fish (FSU)

E Singles Draw-

First Round- Friday 9:30 a.m.

(1) Orsi Sallai (WSU) def. Karine Urbin (UH) 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

Second Round- Saturday 8:00 a.m.

(1) Orsi Sallai (WSU) vs. (4) Sarah Suiter (AU)

F Singles Draw-

First Round- Friday 8:00 a.m.

(2) Zorana Rogonovic (WSU) def. Jennifer Nelson (ASU) 6-3, 6-3

Second Round- Saturday 8:00 a.m.

(3) Florencia Basile (UM) vs. (2) Zorana Rogonovic (WSU)

G Singles Draw-

First Round- Friday 8:00 a.m.

(3) Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Agathe De Rouck (UM) 6-2, 6-2

Second Round- Saturday 11:00 a.m.(G Singles Draw Continued)(3) Nora Gaal (WSU) vs. (2) Martina Janska (AU)

H Singles Draw-

First Round- Friday 8:00 a.m.

(3) Zsofi Fodor (WSU) def. Mary Jo Woods (AU) 6-1, 6-2

Second Round- Saturday 11 a.m.

(3) Zsofi Fodor (WSU) vs. (2) Beth Lawrence (FSU)

2001 Roberta Alison Fall Classic

Doubles Draws

A Doubles Draw-

First Round- Friday 2 p.m.

(1) Perkins/McKenna (WSU) def. Aravena/Alarcon (TSU) 8-6

Second Round- Friday 4 p.m.

(1) Perkins/McKenna (WSU) def. (4) Illarionova/Maurer (AU) 4-1, retire

Finals Saturday 1 p.m.- (1) Perkins/McKenna (WSU) vs. (2) Borwell/Baccarani (UH)

B Doubles Draw-

First Round- Friday 2 p.m.

Arias/Martinez (WSU) def. (4) Soubis/Fagan(MSU) 8-5

Second Round- Friday 4 p.m.

Arias/Martinez (WSU) def. (1) Tantee/Dumitrescu (FSU) DEFAULT

Finals Saturday 1 p.m.- Arias/Martinez (WSU) vs. Hutchinson/Linden (TSU)

C Doubles Draw-

First Round- Friday 1 p.m.

Henry/Bruno (AUM) def. (2) Rogonovic/Sallai (WSU) 8-1

First Round Consolation- Friday 3 p.m.

(2) Rogonovic/Sallai (WSU) def. Fish/Lawrence (FSU) 8-1

(C Doubles Draw Continued)

Finals Saturday 2 p.m.-5th Place Match Saturday 2 p.m.- (4) Rapp/Urbin (UH) vs. (2) Rogonovic/Sallai (WSU)

D Doubles Draw-

First Round- Friday 1 p.m.

Melo/Lopez (TSU) def. (2) Fodor/Gaal (WSU) 8-6

First Round Consolation- Friday 3 p.m.

(2) Fodor/Gaal (WSU) vs. BYE

Finals Saturday 2 p.m.-5th Place Match 2 p.m.- Vujovich (ULM)/Greenberg(AU) vs. (2) Fodor/Gaal

-GO COUGS-

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