Cougars Optimistic After First Day of Pac-10 Indoor Championships

Jan. 16, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. - Junior Nora Gaal and Freshman Nelly Dvornicka both posted wins, Friday, in the first round of the Pac-10 Indoor Championships in Seattle.

Dvornicka played near perfect in her first-round defeat of Washington's Megan Flynn, 6-1, 6-0. She will face Oregon's Ester Bak in the quarterfinals.

In the first round Gaal knocked off Oregon's Jaime Marshall, 6-1, 5-7, 6-1. In the quarterfinals she fell to Laura Gordon of UCLA 6-3, 6-4.

'I am impressed with the overall competitiveness our team has,' said Washington State Head Coach Lisa Hart. 'We are doing a lot of things very well.'

Freshman Amy Toth fell in the first round to Washington's Dinka Hadzic, 6-3, 6-2.

University of Washington's Erin Hoe defeated Cougar senior Lorena Arias, 6-3, 7-5 in the first round.

Oregon's Dominika Dieskova earned a first round win against junior Orsolya Sallai 6-1, 6-0.

Junior Chris Martinez was overcome in the first round by Feriel Essigher of UCLA, 7-5, 7-5.

Cougar Zsofi Fodor fell to Nina Yaftali of USC after taking the first set, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Washington's Stephanie Svanfeldt defeated senior Zorana Roganovic, 6-3, 7-6.

Cougar freshman Nelly Dvornicka played near perfect in her defeat of Washington's Megan Flynn, 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles matches continue through the night, results will be posted Saturday. The tournament continues Saturday with the consolation round beginning at 9 a.m.

For complete results and information on the tournament visit


Singles (first round)Dinka Hadzic (UW) def. Amy Toth (WSU), 6-3, 6-2Erin Hoe (UW) def. Lorena Arias (WSU), 6-3, 7-5Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Jaime Marshall (UO), 6-1, 5-7, 6-1Feriel Essigher (UCLA) def. Chris Martinez (WSU), 7-5, 7-5Dominika Dieskova (Oregon) def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 6-1, 6-0Nina Yaftali (USC) def. Zsofi Fodor (WSU), 1-6, 6-2, 6-1Stephanie Svanfeldt (UW) def. Zorana Roganovic (WSU), 6-3, 7-6Nelly Dvornicka (WSU) def. Megan Flynn (UW), 6-1, 6-0

Singles (quarterfinal round)Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. Nora Gaal (WSU), 6-3, 6-4Nelly Dvornicka (WSU) vs. Ester Bak (UO)

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