Huskies Fall to No. 34 Arizona in Women's Tennis
April 5, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz. - Ranked players claimed the top three singles competitions Friday for No. 34 Arizona which defeated No. 18 Washington 5-2 in a Pacific-10 Conference women's match at the Robson Tennis Center.
The Huskies (13-6) suffered their third straight setback and dropped to 1-3 in Pac-10 play. Arizona (9-8) stopped a two-match losing streak and moved to 2-5 in conference action.
Arizona swept the doubles matches against the Huskies to earn the first point of the meet. The Wildcats' 13th-ranked doubles duo of Debbie Larocque and Maja Mlakar won 8-5 over UW's No. 39 team of Claire Carter and Daria Klaic in the top position. Laresa Marion and Marie-Pier Pouliot were 8-1 victors in No. 2 doubles over Colleen Gray and Dea Sumantri. In No. 3 doubles, Brooke Taylor and Dianne Hollands defeated Andrea Coulter and Ilona Kordonskaya 8-1.
The Wildcats won four of six singles competitions, including 13th-ranked Mlakar's 6-3, 6-2 decision over No. 62 Carter in the top spot.
Arizona's 87th-ranked Laroque won 6-1, 6-2 over Kordonskaya in No. 2 singles and No. 95 Hollands beat Gray in the third position by a 6-3, 6-1 tally. The Wildcats' Pouliot won the No. 5 singles match over Coulter by a 6-4, 6-1 score.
Washington registered singles triumphs in the Nos. 4 and 6 spots. Sumantri beat Perrine Pernin 7-5, 6-2 and Hoe rallied from one set down to defeat Taylor by a 1-6, 7-6, 6-2 tally.
The Huskies remain on the road for the second of five consecutive road matches, playing at No. 11 Arizona State on Saturday.
NCAA Women's Tennis
April 5, 2002
Robson Tennis Center, Tucson, Ariz.
#34 Arizona 5, #18 Washington 2
1. #13 Maja Mlakar (UA) def. #62 Claire Carter (UW), 6-3, 6-2
2. #87 Debbie Larocque (UA) def. Ilona Kordonskaya (UW), 6-1, 6-2
3. #95 Dianne Hollands (UA) def. Colleen Gray (UW), 6-3, 6-1
4. Dea Sumantri (UW) def. Perrine Pernin (UA), 7-5, 6-2
5. Marie-Pier Pouliot (UA) def. Andrea Coulter (UW), 6-4, 6-1
6. Erin Hoe (UW) def. Brooke Taylor (UA), 1-6, 7-6, 6-2
1. #13 Mlakar/Larocque (UA) def. #39 Carter/Darija Klaic (UW), 8-5
2. Laresa Marino/Pouliot (UA) def. Gray/Sumantri (UW), 8-1
3. Brooke Taylor/Hollands (UA) def. Coulter/Kordonskaya (UW), 8-1