Arizona Doubles Teams Record Victories at ITA Region VIII Tournament
Oct. 26, 2001
SAN DIEGO - Three Arizona women's doubles teams cameout victorious in their first round matches at the ITARegion VIII Tournament Friday. Wildcat sophomoresDebbie Larocque and Perrine Pernin out-dueled ArizonaState's duo of Joelynn Burkett and Cindy Sureephong,8-4. UA senior Laresa Marino and freshman Marie-PierPouliout defeated ASU's Lauren Colalitto and MeganYeats, 8-6. UA freshman Maja Mlakar and juniorDaniela Torres tripped up San Diego State's pair ofKatia Karrento and Katalina Romero, 8-4.
After falling in their opening round matches, fiveArizona women's tennis players bounced back to wintheir consolation matches. Larocque won her firstround consolation match over San Diego's Tara Livesay,6-3, 6-2, after falling in her main draw opening roundcontest in three sets to Long Beach State's AlenaDvomikova, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Pernin lost her opening round match in straight setsto Pepperdine's Charlotte Vemaz, 6-0, 6-0 andrebounded for a straights victory in her first roundcontest in the consolation draw over Long BeachState's Kelly Chan, 6-1, 6-2. Pouliot was tripped upby Pepperdine's Cayda Keyman, 7-5, 6-3, in the maindraw but was able to recover to notch a three setsvictory in the consolation bracket over San Diego'sPaola Arrangoiz, 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-4.
Torres was defeated in straight sets by Pepperdine'sAnna Anderson, 6-3, 6-2, but was able to win herconsolation match topping Amy Tranckino ofUC-Riverside, 6-1, 6-1. Stadelmann came up short inher first round match against UC-Riverside's JonniSeymour, 6-1, 6-2, but notched a victory in herconsolation match over UC-Riverside's Christie Posner,6-4, 6-3.
Mlakar earned the only first round main draw victoryfor the Cats defeating Long Beach State's AnastasiaDvornikova, 6-2, 7-5, but fell in three sets to UCLA'sPetya Marinvoa, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3, in the second round.
The Cats continue play at the Region VIII TournamentSaturday.
Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Anastasia Dvornikova (Long BeachSt.), 6-2, 7-5
Alena Dvornikova (Long Beach St.) def. Debbie Larocque(UA), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Charlotte Vernaz (Pepperdine) def. Perrine Pernin(UA), 6-0, 6-0
Petya Marinova (UCLA) def. Mlakar (UA), 6-2, 7-5
Larocque (UA) def. Tara Livesay (USD), 6-3, 6-2
Pernin (UA) def. Kelly Chan (Long Beach St.), 6-1, 6-2
Pouliot (UA) def. Paola Arrangolz (USD), 7-6(4), 3-6,6-4
Torres (UA) def. Amy Trankino (UC-Riverside), 6-1, 6-1Stadelmann (UA) def. Christie Posner (UC-Riverside),6-4, 6-3
DoublesFirst RoundLarocque/Pernin (UA) def. Joelynn Burkett/CindySureephong (ASU), 8-4
Mlakar/Torres (UA) def. Katia Karrento/Katalina Romero(SDSU), 8-4
Laresa Marino/Pouliot (UA) def. Lauren Colalitto/MeganYeats (ASU), 8-6