Cougar Freshman Earns Title At Pac-10 Indoor Tennis Championships

Jan. 20, 2002

Seattle, Wash.--Freshman Orsolya Sallai won twice Sunday to capture the Flight IV singles championship at the Pacific-10 Championships played at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

Sallai, a native of Budapest, Hungary, defeated California's Jody Scheldt in the Flight IV final, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6. Sallai bested USC's Caroline Christian in the semifinals, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

In doubles action, the No. 22 tandem of Erica Perkins and Stacy McKenna took second place in the Flight I bracket. The duo lost to UCLA's No. 13 Bradley/Fisher combo in the Flight I final, 1-8. The Cougar tandem beat No. 24 Anita Loyola/Luana Magnani (USC) in the first round, No. 15 Darija Klaic/Claire Carter (Washington) in the quarterfinals and No. 56 Debbie Larocque/Maja Mlakar (Arizona) in the semifinals.

'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.'

RESULTS:Friday, Jan. 18, 2002Singles-- 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

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002Singles-- Flight IV-- First RoundOrsolya Sallai (WSU) def. Kristen Case (Cal) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5Nora 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.

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002Singles-- Flight IV-- SemifinalsOrsolya Sallai (WSU) def. Caroline Christian(USC) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4Jody Scheldt (Cal) def. Nora Gaal (WSU) 7-5, 6-0

Singles-- Flight IV-- FinalOrsolya Sallai (WSU) def. Jody Scheldt (Cal) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6Doubles -- Flight I--McKenna/Perkins (WSU) def. Carter/Klaic (Wash) 9-8 (quarterfinal)McKenna/Perkins (WSU) def. Larocque/Mlakar (Ariz) 8-5 (semifinal)Bradley/Fisher (UCLA) def. McKenna/Perkins (WSU) 8-1 (final)-GO COUGS-

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