Three Women's Tennis Players Advance to Pac-10 Singles Quarterfinals

April 24, 2003

OJAI, Calif. - The Arizona women's tennis team began singles competition Thursday at the Pac-10 Tournament in Ojai, Calif., in conjunction with the Ojai Valley Tournament. Four players competed in the main-draw singles bracket, and four competed in the invitational singles bracket.

In the first round of main-draw singles, No. 6 Emilie Scribot defeated Cal's Christina Fusano, 6-3, 6-4, to advance to the round of 16. No. 39 sophomore Maja Mlakar also advanced to the next round after defeating Washington's Claire Carter, 6-4, 6-1. Sophomore Dianne Hollands fell in the first round to Oregon's Daria Panova, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0. Junior Debbie Larocque lost to Stanford's Alice Barnes, 6-3, 6-0.

Sophomore Kelly Perry was the only Wildcat player to advance past the first round in the invitational bracket, with a win over Washington's Andrea Coulter, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Freshman Zorica Zasova was defeated by default by Arizona State's Joslynn Burkett. Freshman Kelly Duncan fell to Washington State's Nora Gaal, 6-3, 6-1, and freshman Kristy Randono was defeated by Oregon's Anna Leksinska, 6-0, 6-3.

In the main-draw round of 16, Scribot prevailed again, defeating Arizona State's Lauren Colalillo, 6-3, 6-4. Scribot will face Stanford's Erin Burdette in the quarterfinals, beginning Friday. Also in the main draw, Mlakar faced off against USC's Maureen Diaz, dropping the first set, 3-6. She evened the score with a 6-2 win in the second set, and defeated Diaz with a win in the third set, 6-4. Mlakar will face ASU's Adria Engel in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Perry also saw success in the round of 16 in the invitational bracket, defeating Cal's Kristin Case in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Perry will face Washington's Colleen Gray in Friday's quarterfinals.

Singles Results -Main Draw (Round of 32)

1. Emilie Scribot (UA) def. Christina Fusano (Cal), 6-3, 6-4

2. Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Claire Carter (Wash.), 6-4, 6-1

3. Daria Panova (Oregon) def. Dianne Hollands (UA), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0

4. Alice Barnes (Stan.) def. Debbie Larocque (UA), 6-3, 6-0

Invitational Draw (Round of 32)

1. Kelly Perry (UA) def. Andrea Coulter (Wash.), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

2. Joslynn Burkett (ASU) def. Zorica Zasova (UA), (def.. ns)

3. Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Kelly Duncan (UA), 6-3, 6-1

4. Anna Leksinska (Oregon) def. Kristy Randono (UA), 6-0, 6-3

Main Draw (Round of 16)

1. Emilie Scribot (UA) def. Lauren Colalillo (ASU), 6-3, 6-4

2. Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Maureen Diaz (USC), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Invitational Draw (Round of 16)

1. Kelly Perry (UA) def. Kristin Case (Cal), 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

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