No. 31 Women's Tennis Fall to the No. 12 UCLA Bruins 4-3

March 13, 2004

Tempe, AZ - The No. 31 Arizona State Women's Tennis Team stepped up to face the No. 12 Briuns of UCLA on Saturday afternoon at the Whiteman Tennis Center, and though they played hard, they still just barely lost the match, 4-3.

The day started off well for the Devils, as they quickly secured the doubles point, with the duos of Lauren Colalillo and Kady Pooler and Cindy Sureephong and Wendy Pilecka taking home wins for ASU.

Singles also went well the Devils, as they played with an incredible amount of heart and grit.

Though the Devils did lose four matches in singles, they gave UCLA a great match as they pushed four of the matches to three sets all neck and neck throughout.

Junior Lauren Colalillo's singles streak rolled on to five-in-a-row as she took down UCLA's Lauren Fisher 6-1, 6-7(8), 7-6(5) in the gritty last match of the day.

Freshman Kady Pooler also came through for the Devils with a 6-1, 7-6(5) victory over Laura Gordon.

The Devils fall to 3-7 and 0-3 in the Pac-10 standings, as the Bruins boost themselves to 9-5 on the season and 3-1 in the Pac-10.

Up next for the Sun Devils are the Cyclones of Iowa State (2-4).

The match is set to take place at 10:00 a.m. at Tempe's Whiteman Tennis Center.

Results for No. 31 Arizona State versus No. 12 UCLA

Doubles:

1.) Lauren Colalillo/ Kady Pooler (ASU) def. Jackie Carleton/ Feriel Esseghir (UCLA) - 8-6

2.) Cindy Sureephong/ Wendy Pilecka (ASU) def. Laura Gordon/ Lauren Fisher (UCLA) - 8-4

3.) Sarah Gregg/ Daniela Bercek (UCLA) def. Joslynn Burkett/ Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) - 8-1

Singles:

1.) Jackie Carleton (UCLA) def. Joslynn Burkett (ASU) - 6-2, 6-0

2.) Feriel Esseghir (UCLA) def. Wendy Pilecka (ASU) - 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

3.) Daniela Bercek (UCLA) def. Vana Tomas (ASU) - 6-3, 7-5

4.) Sarah Gregg (UCLA) def. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) - 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

5.) Lauren Colalillo (ASU) def. Lauren Fisher (UCLA) - 6-1, 6-7(8), 7-6(5)

6.) Kady Pooler (ASU) def. Laura Gordon (UCLA) - 6-1, 7-6(5)

Final Score: ASU 3, UCLA 4

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