Final Day Results From The Arizona State/Thunderbird Women's Tennis Invitational

Nov. 10, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. - It was an all Duke singles final as third-seeded Saras Arasu defeated teammate and eighth-seeded Katie Blaszk, 7-5, 6-4 to take home the Arizona State/Thunderbird women's singles title today in Tempe at the Whiteman Tennis Center. In the consolation singles, Arizona State's Joslynn Burkett also won in straight sets over Jessica Simosa of Kansas State, 6-2, 6-1. In the doubles final, the second-seeded team of California's Jieun Jacobs and Jody Scheldt downed the Duke duo of Susie Abromeit and Saras Arasu, 8-2 to win the title.

Teams from Arizona State, California, Duke, Kansas State, Northern Arizona, San Diego, Texas Tech and UNLV competed in the three-day invitational. Here are the complete results from all of the singles and doubles finals from the main and consolation draws:

DOUBLES SEMIFINAL ROUND (MAIN DRAW):

Abromeit/Arasu (Duke) def. Colalillo/Yeats (ASU) 8-5

(2) Jacobs/Scheldt (Cal) def. (4) Brown/Sureephong (ASU) 8-5

DOUBLES FINAL ROUND (MAIN DRAW):

(2) Jacobs/Scheldt (Cal) def. Abromeit/Arasu (Duke) 8-2

DOUBLES SEMIFINAL ROUND (CONSOLATION DRAW):

Dawson/Tereschenko (TT) def. Burkett/Klompmaker (ASU/NAU) 8-3

Balk/Schurr (NAU) def. Brooks/Browning (TT) 8-2

**No doubles consolation final played.

SINGLES FINAL ROUND (MAIN DRAW):

(3) Saras Asasu (Duke) def. (8) Katie Blaszk (Duke) 7-5, 6-3

SINGLES FINAL ROUND (CONSOLATION):

Joslynn Burkett (ASU) def. Jessica Simosa (KSU) 6-2, 6-1

SINGLES FINAL ROUND (First Round Main/Consolation Losers):

Susie Abromeit (Duke) def. Hayley McIver (KSU) 7-6 (5), 6-1

SINGLES FINAL ROUND (Second Round Main Draw Losers):

Lauren Colallilo (ASU) def. Maria Rosenberg (KSU) 6-1, 6-4

EXTRA SINGLES MATCHES PLAYED:

Cindy Sureephong (ASU) def. Beverly Dawson (TT) 6-1, 6-2

Mhairi Brown (ASU) def. Andrea Cooper (KSU) 6-4, 6-2

Megan Yeats (ASU) def. Tara Browning (TT) 6-2, 7-5

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