Women's Tennis Unable to Pass the First Round In Main Draw at Pac-10 Championships
April 22, 2004
Ojai, CA - The Arizona State Women's Tennis Team traveled to California on Thursday afternoon for the Pac-10 Championships, but were unable to get out of the first round in the main draw.
The day started off with Wendy Pilecka facing off against the No. 14th-ranked Dianne Hollands of the No. 40 Wildcats of Arizona, who delt the Devil a 6-2, 6-2 loss.
Pilecka was followed up by Lauren Colalillo who took the first set, but ultimately lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 against Washington State's Orsi Sallai.
The only ranked member of the Sun Devil squad, Joslynn Burkett (88th) was matched up against the No. 10 seeded Daria Panova of the No. 30-ranked Oregon Ducks.
Burkett followed Colalillo's lead and took the first set, but was unable to seal the match as she fell 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Last up for the Devils in the Main Draw was sole senior, Cindy Sureephong who took on Jieun Jacobs of the No. 13 California team.
She also won the first set, but was overpowered in the last two as Jacobs took the match, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
There was more luck, however, for the Devils in the Invitational Draw, as two of the three freshman competing took their first round matches.
Sabrina Capannolo made quick work of Washinton State's Nelly Dvornicka with a 6-4, 6-3 win.
Her teammate, Rebecca Rankin, however was not able to hold off Joanna Kao of the No.1 Stanford Cardinal as she lost 6-1, 6-3.
Kady Pooler finished up the first round with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 win over Amy Toth of Washington State.
In the second round of the Invitationals, only Capannolo was left standing as she took a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 grudge match from Arizona's Jessie Rochefort.
Pooler, though was taken out in a tough 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 loss to Cal's Monica Wiesener.
The Pac-10 Championships will roll on Friday with doubles kicking off at 10:30 a.m. with the duo of Wendy Pilecka and Cindy Sureephong taking on the No. 8 seeded team of Dianne Hollands and Maja Mlakar of Arizona in the Main Draw.
The other singles team of Rebecca Rankin and Sabrina Capannolo have a bye in the first round of the Invitational Draw, so they will face the winner of the Nora Gaal and Amy Toth (WSU) vs. Mugette Ahn and Saskia Nauenberg (Wash) match at 3 p.m.
Results for Day 1 of the Pac-10 Championships
Singles - Main Draw - First Round
Dianne Hollands (Ariz) d. Wendy Pilecka (ASU), 6-2, 6-2
Orsi Sallai (WSU) d. Lauren Colalillo (ASU), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6
Daria Panova (Ore) d. Joslynn Burkett (ASU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Jieun Jacobs (Cal) d. Cindy Sureephong (ASU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Singles - Invitational Draw - First Round
Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) d. Nelly Dvornicka (WSU), 6-4, 6-3
Joanna Kao (Stan) d. Rebecca Rankin (ASU), 6-1, 6-3
Kady Pooler (ASU) d. Amy Toth (WSU), 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Singles - Invitational Draw - Second Round
Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) d. Jessie Rochefort (Ariz), 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Monica Wiesener (Cal) d. Kady Pooler (ASU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3