No. 16 Women's Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision to No. 33 University of Texas Longhorns

April 9, 2003

Tempe, AZ- The No. 16 Arizona State Women's Tennis Team came into Wednesday's match hoping to defeat the No.33 Longhorns of the University of Texas (9-10), but the Longhorns proved to be just a step above the Sun Devils as they slipped by with a 4-3 win.

The Devils (9-7, 2-3 Pac-10) were hoping to build on the win they had last Saturday against the Washington State Cougars, but found a tough match with Texas.

Things started off slow for the Devils as they ended up losing the Doubles point to the Longhorns, with only Joslynn Burkett and Megan Yeats defeating Michelle Krinke and Macey Breece 8-3.

In Singles, things began to turn around for the Devils, as they quickly won the first three singles matches, with No. 11 senior Adria Engel leading off with a decisive 6-1, 6-4 victory over Kendra Strohm.

Fellow Devils Cindy Sureephong and Joslynn Burkett followed Engel's lead with two more wins in singles.

The three wins were not enough for the Sun Devils however, as UT scooped up the last three with Kelly Baritot defeating Mhairi Brown 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 at the three spot to seal the win for the Longhorns.

Up next the Devils face an incredibly challenging weekend as they are set to face off against the No. 4 California Golden Bears (16-3, 3-0 Pac-10) and the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal (15-1, 3-0 Pac-10) on Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12.

Both matches are set to be played at home at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center, and will count towards the Pac-10 standings.

Results for No.16 Arizona State versus No. 33 University of Texas at Austin

Singles:

1.) #11 Adria Engel (ASU) def. #74 Kendra Strohm (UT) 6-1, 6-4

2.) Michelle Krinke (UT) def. #54 Dora Krstulovic (ASU) 7-6, 6-1

3.) Kelly Baritot (UT) def. Mhairi Brown (ASU) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3

4.) Ziva Grasic (UT) def. Lauren Colalillo (ASU) 6-4, 6-3

5.) Cindy Sureephong (ASU) def. Lindsay Blau (UT) 6-4, 6-1

6.) Joslynn Burkett (ASU) def. Macey Breece (UT) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles:

1.) #32 Grasic/Strohm (UT) def. #44 Colalillo/Engel (ASU) 8-4

2.) Baritot/Blau (UT) def. Brown/Sureephong (ASU) 8-6

3.) Burkett/Yeats (ASU) def. Breece/Krinke (UT) 8-3

Final Score ASU 3, UT 4

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