Arizona Women's Tennis Stumbles Against Stanford Saturday
March 9, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz. - The No. 34 University of Arizona women's tennis team lost Saturday's match to the third-ranked Stanford Cardinal, 2-5, in the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. Stanford won four out of the six singles matches and took two of the three doubles matches to clinch the doubles point. The Wildcats dropped to 7-6 overall and 1-5 in the Pac-10 Conference, while the Cardinal improved to 12-1 overall and 4-0 in the league.
Individually for the Wildcats, freshmen Maja Mlakar and Dianne Hollands each won their singles matches to give Arizona two points for the afternoon. Mlakar defeated Stanford senior Lauren Kalvaria, 6-1, 7-6, in the No. 1 position, while Hollands topped sophomore Lauren Barnikow, 6-3, 7-6, in the third spot.
In the No. 2 position, Stanford senior Gabriela Lastra downed sophomore Debbie Larocque, 6-2, 6-0. Freshman Erin Burdette, competing in the No. 4 slot, defeated sophomore Perrine Pernin, 6-2, 6-2. Senior Keiko Tokuda earned a win over freshman Marie-Pier Pouliot, 6-1, 6-0, in the fifth spot. Sophomore Emilia Anderson earned the Cardinal's fourth singles point, defeating junior Daniela Torres, 6-1, 6-0, in the No. 6 position.
In doubles action, Arizona's duo of senior Laresa Marino and Pouliot defeated Burdette and Barnikow, 9-7, in the second position. The team of Kalvaria and Lastra defeated UA's Mlakar and Larocque, 8-4. Stanford clinched the doubles point, as the team of Tokuda and freshman Story Tweedie-Yates downed Hollands and senior Brooke Taylor, 8-5, in the No. 3 spot.
The Wildcat women's tennis squad returns to action at home on Friday, March 29, as Arizona faces the UCLA Bruins at 1:30 p.m., in the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.
1. Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Lauren Kalvaria (STAN), 6-1, 7-6
2. Gabriela Lastra (STAN) def. Debbie Larocque (UA), 6-2,6-0
3. Dianne Hollands (UA) def. Lauren Barnikow (STAN), 6-3, 7-6
4. Erin Burdette (STAN) def. Perrine Pernin (UA), 6-2, 6-2
5. Keiko Tokuda (STAN) def. Marie-Pier Pouliot (UA), 6-1, 6-0
6. Emilia Anderson (STAN) def. Daniela Torres (UA), 6-1, 6-0
1. Kalvaria/Lastra (STAN) def. Mlakar/Larocque (UA), 8-4
2. Pouliot/Marino (UA) def. Burdette/Barnikow (STAN), 9-7
3. Tokuda/Yates (STAN) def. Hollands/Taylor (UA), 8-5
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