WSU Tennis Team Beats No. 55 Arkansas In Hawaii

March 20, 2002

Honolulu, Hawaii--- The No. 46 WSU women's tennis team enjoyed the first day of Spring and dominated the No. 55 Arkansas Razorbacks 5-0 Wednesday.

While snow was falling on the Palouse, the Cougars enjoyed the Hawaiian sunshine and controlled the doubles competition. WSU won all three matches and the doubles point. In the No. 1 doubles match, WSU's No. 16 tandem of Erica Perkins and Stacy McKenna earned an 8-3 victory over Arkansas' Adriana Lopez and Simona Arghire. Cougars Lorena Arias and Chris Martinez won 8-3 at No. 2 doubles, while fellow-Cougars Zorana Roganovic and Orsolya Sallai won 8-5 in No. 3 doubles.

'The team played very well today,' said Washington State coach Cari Groce. 'Arkansas is a good team. I was pleased with our doubles play and the new doubles combinations we used. Our players rose up and played solid tennis when they needed to pick it up.'

The Cougars won all four singles matches. Perkins, a senior ranked 50th nationally, beat Arkansas' No. 117 Arghire 6-3, 1-0 (retire) at the No. 1 singles position. McKenna, ranked 72nd by the ITA, posted a 7-5, 1-6, 6-1 victory over Razorback Lopez.

Arias, a sophomore, earned a 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 victory at No. 4 singles over Megan Ferreira.

The Cougars return to action Thursday against the Hawaii Rainbows in Honolulu.

Singles#1 (50) Erica Perkins (WSU) def. (117) Simona Arghire (Ark), 6-3, 1-0 (retire)#2 (72) Stacy McKenna (WSU) def. Adriana Lopez (Ark), 7-5, 1-6, 6-1.#3 Orsi Sallai (WSU) did not finish against Monica Dybicz (Ark)#4 Lorena Arias (WSU) def. Megan Ferreira (Ark), 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.#5 Zorana Roganovic (WSU) did not finish against Iliana Pacheco (Ark)#6 Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Christian Kincannon (Ark), 6-0, 6-2


#1 (16) Perkins/McKenna (WSU) def. Arghire/Lopez (Ark), 8-3#2 Arias/Martinez (WSU) def. Dybicz/Ferreira (Ark), 8-3#3 Roganovic/Sallai (WSU) def. Kincannon/Pacheco (Ark), 8-5

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