Sallai, Gaal Both Advance To Semifinals At Pac-10 Championships

Jan. 19, 2002

Seattle, Wash.--Freshmen Orsolya Sallai and Nora Gaal both won twice Saturday to advance to the Flight IV singles bracket semifinals at the Pacific-10 Championships played at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

In the first round, Sallai beat Kristen Case of California 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. Sallai continued her winning ways in the quarterfinals by defeating Washington's Erin Boisclair 7-6, 6-1.

Gaal won her first match against Washington's Amy Allen 6-0, 6-1. Gaal continued her success by beating Arizona's Brooke Taylor 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.

In doubles action, the No. 22 tandem of Erica Perkins and Stacy McKenna defeated USC's Loyola/Magnani duo 9-8.

'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, Zsofi Fodor and Zorana Roganovic were all defeated in the consolation rounds.

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

Pac-10 Indoor Women's Tennis ChampionshipsSaturday, Jan. 19, 2002Nordstrom Tennis Center, Seattle, Wash.

Singles-- Flight IV-- First RoundOrsolya Sallai (WSU) def. Kristen Case (Cal) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Amy Allen (Wash) 6-0, 6-1

Singles-- Flight IV-- QuarterfinalsOrsolya Sallai (WSU) def. Erin Boisclair (Wash) 7-6, 6-1Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Brooke Taylor (Ariz) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1

Doubles -- Flight I-- First RoundMcKenna/Perkins (WSU) def. Loyola/Magnani (USC) 9-8.

-GO COUGS-

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