WSU Tennis Heads To Provo For BYU Invitational

Oct. 9, 2001

THIS WEEK: The Cougars women's tennis team ventures to Provo, Utah for the BYU Invitational Friday. Aside from the Cougars, the five-team invitational will include BYU, Boise State, Colorado State and Utah. The tournament runs through Saturday. Erica Perkins and Stacy McKenna are competing at the Riviera Women's All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif. The tourney will continue though Sunday. Complete tournament information can be found on the ITA's official website, www.itatennis.com.

HEAD COACH CARI GROCE ON THIS WEEKEND: 'The All-American Championships give Erica (Perkins) and Stacy (McKenna) an opportunity to play the top players in the country. This is the first Grand Slam of the year, and it's a great chance to see where we are and showcase our skills.'

LAST TIME OUT: Washington State recorded a solid performance at the Alabama Invitational Sept. 28-30. Led by sophomore Lorena Arias, who won a singles and doubles title, the Cougars won a tournament-best three singles titles to go with their two doubles titles.

COUGARS IN THE RANKINGS: The Cougars are anchored by Erica Perkins, a senior ranked 24th, and Stacy McKenna, a sophomore ranked 83rd nationally. Combined they form the No. 27 doubles team.

NEXT WEEK: The Cougars next competition will be at the ITA Regional Tournament Oct. 26-29 in Stanford.

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