Perkins And McKenna Both Win First Round Matches

Jan. 18, 2002

Seattle, Wash.--Ranked players Erica Perkins and Stacy McKenna both went 1-1 in the Flight I singles bracket at the Pacific-10 Championships played at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

Perkins, ranked 38th nationally, defeated USC's Maureen Diaz 6-3, 6-2. In the second round, Perkins fell to Stanford's Lauren Barnikow in two sets, 5-7, 2-6.

McKenna, ranked No. 50, beat Arizona State's Cindy Sureephong 6-4, 6-2. In second round action, McKenna was outlasted by USC's Jewel Peterson 4-6, 5-7. Peterson is a No. 2 seed in the tournament.

'This is the best tournament in the country to get our players back on track after the holidays,' said WSU Coach Cari Groce. 'We competed against some of the best players in the country.'

Cougars Chris Martinez, Lorena Arias and Zorana Roganovic were all defeated in first round action.

The three day competition continues Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at the Nordstrom Tennis Center. There are four singles brackets and three doubles flights. The top three singles flights will include a consolation bracket.

RESULTS:Pac-10 Indoor Women's Tennis ChampionshipsFriday, Jan. 18, 2002Nordstrom Tennis Center, Seattle, Wash.

Singles-- Flight I-- First RoundErica Perkins (WSU) def. Maureen Diaz (USC) 6-3, 6-2Stacy McKenna (WSU) def. Cindy Sureephong (ASU) 6-4, 6-2

Singles-- Flight I-- QuarterfinalsLauren Barnikow (Stan) def. Perkins (WSU) 5-7, 2-6Jewel Peterson (USC) def. McKenna (WSU) 4-6, 5-7

Singles -- Flight II-- First RoundIlona Koedonskaya (Wash) def. Chris Martinez (WSU) 2-6, 3-6Emalia Anderson (Stan) def. Lorena Arias (WSU) 2-6, 4-6

Singles --Flight III-- First RoundCarla Arguelles (Cal) def. Zorana Roganovic (WSU) 3-6, 0-6


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