UW Women's Tennis Duo Falls in Pac-10 Doubles Final

April 28, 2002

OJAI, Calif. - The Washington doubles team of sophomore Erin Hoe and senior Ilona Kordonskaya lost Sunday in the finals of the invitational doubles bracket during the last day of the Pac-10 women's tennis championships at the Ojai Valley Tennis Club.

The Stanford team of Emilia Anderson and Story Tweedie-Yates won the invitational doubles title, overcoming Hoe and Kordonskaya by a score of 9-8.

The Husky duo dispatched Washington State's Nora Gaal and Zorana Roganovic by an 8-1 tally in Saturday's semifinals. Hoe and Kordonskaya opened the four-day tournament with an 8-2 triumph over California's Carla Arguelles and Catherine Lynch before registering an 8-3 quarterfinal win over Arizona State's Lauren Colalillo and Megan Yeats.

Hoe, a sophomore from Mililani, Hawai'i, was making her second straight appearance in the Pac-10 invitational doubles final. In 2001, she and Husky teammate Erin Boisclair finished as runners-up to a duo from California.

Stanford's 10th-ranked Gabriela Lastra won the Pac-10 women's singles championship with a 6-3, 6-3 decision over No. 7 Jewel Peterson of USC.

In the main doubles draw, California's Christina Fusano and Raquel Kops-Jones upset the ninth-ranked Arizona tandem of Debbie Larocque and Maja Mlakar 8-6 to claim the conference crown.

The invitational singles title was won by USC's Tiffany Brymer. She posted a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Nicole Havlicek of California.

The 21st-ranked Washington women are expected to receive a bid to the 64-team NCAA championships that begin May 10. The tournament field will be announced on Thursday.

Pac-10 Women's Tennis Championships
April 28, 2002
Ojai Valley Tennis Club; Ojai, Calif.

Championship Singles - Final
#10 Gabriela Lastra (STAN) def. #7 Jewel Peterson (USC), 6-3, 6-3

Championship Doubles - Final
Christina Fusano/Raquel Kops-Jones (CAL) def. #9 Debbie Larocque/Maja Mlakar (ARIZ), 8-6

Invitational Singles - Final
Tiffany Brymer (USC) def. Nicole Havlicek (CAL), 6-1, 6-4

Invitational Doubles - Final
Emila Anderson/Story Tweedie-Yates (STAN) def. Erin Hoe/Ilona Kordonskaya (UW), 9-8

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