Arizona Women's Tennis Advances Three Singles Players to Third Round at West Region Championship
Oct. 25, 2002
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Wildcat women's tennis team completed the first day of main-draw singles and doubles play Friday at the 2002 Omni Hotels West Region Championship in San Diego, Calif. Junior Debbie Larocque advanced to the third round of play in bottom-half main-draw action, and sophomores Dianne Hollands and Maja Mlakar advanced to the third round in top-half main-draw play. Sophomore Kelly Perry and freshman Kristy Randono both fell in the first round of top-half main singles play.
In first-round singles play, Mlakar defeated Pepperdine's Karin Schlapbach, 6-4, 6-1. Mlakar advanced to the second round, in which she downed Inga Chillingar of CSUN by a score of 6-1, 7-6(1). Mlakar will face UCLA's Jackie Carleton in the third round of action.
Also in the first round of main-draw singles, Hollands defeated UCLA's Kate Jolson, 6-2, 6-0. Advancing to the second round, Hollands defeated USD's Catherine Heppell, 7-5, 6-3. Hollands will compete against USC's Jewel Peterson in the third round.
Kelly Perry, who won her first and second round qualifying matches Thursday to advance to the main-draw bracket, fell in the first round of play to Gyorgyi Zsiros of UNLV, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Randono, who also won her Thursday qualifying matches to advance to the main-draw bracket, was defeated in the first round of play by Mhairi Brown of ASU, 6-0, 6-0.
In bottom-half main-draw singles action, Debbie Larocque won her first and second round matches to advance to the third round. In the first round of play, Larocque downed ASU's Megan Yeats, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Moving on to the second round, Larocque defeated UC Irvine's Jenny Bowman, 6-3, 6-1. Larocque will compete against UCLA's Lauren Gordin in the third round.
In main doubles action, Arizona's duo of Larocque and Hollands fell in the first round to CSUN's Tereza Simonyan and Inga Chillingar, 8-6. Perry and Randono, who earned a spot in the main doubles bracket with wins in the first two rounds of Thursday's qualifying doubles play, fell in the first round to Sarah Gregg and Jackie Carelton of UCLA.
The Arizona women's tennis team will continue play at the West Region Women's Championship in San Diego, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Top-Half Main Singles (First Round)
1. Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Karin Schlapbach (Pepperdine), 6-4, 6-1.
2. Dianne Hollands (UA) def. Kate Jolson (UCLA), 6-2, 6-0.
3. Mhairi Brown (ASU) def. Kristy Randono (UA), 6-0, 6-0.
4. Gyorgyi Zsiros (UNLV) def. Kelly Perry (UA), 1-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Top-Half Main Singles (Second Round)
1. Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Inga Chillingar (CSUN), 6-1, 7-6(1)
2. Dianne Hollands (UA) def. Catherine Heppell (USD), 6-1, 6-2.
Bottom-Half Main Singles (First Round)
1. Debbie Larocque (UA) def. Megan Yeats (ASU), 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Bottom-Half Main Singles (Second Round)
1. Debbie Larocque (UA) def. Jenny Bowman (UC Irvine), 6-3, 6-1.
Main Doubles (First Round)
1. Simonyan/Chillingar (CSUN) def. Larocque/Hollands (UA), 8-6.
2. Gregg/Carelton (UCLA) def. Perry/Randono (UA), 8-6.
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