Women's Tennis Results From Nike Cal Tennis Invitational - Day One

Oct. 2, 2004

Berkeley, CA - The Arizona State Women's Tennis Team started their pre-season play on Friday afternoon at the Nike Cal Women's Tennis Invitational.

The Devils fared well in singles as six moved on to the second round of 16 and three of those advanced to the Quarterfinals.

ASU also went undefeated in doubles as two Devil doubles teams won along with a win from Vana Tomas and her doubles partner of Kelly Baritot of Texas.

Sophomore Rebecca Rankin stepped up big for the Devils as she took her first two singles matches of the day to advance to the Quarterfinals, she defeated UC Davis's Ally Muller 6-3, 6-4 and Cal's Sasha Podkolzina 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.

Also coming up big for the Devils was Freshman Jessica Leitch who defeated Sacramento's Christina Riveccio 6-2, 6-1 in the first round and Cal's Cristina Visico 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the Quarterfinals.

Sophomore Devil Wendy Pilecka also advances to the Quarterfinals after a bye in the first round and a 6-4, 0-6, 7-6 defeat of WSU's Amy Toth in the second round.

The Devil duos were unstoppable as both ASU duos came up with a win.

First up, Jessica Leitch and Wendy Pilecka handled WSU's Amy Toth and Zsofia Fodor with a 8-5 win.

Next up Kady Pooler and Rebecca Rankin went 8-5 versus Cal's Cristina Visico and Jessica Shu.

The Devils will continue play in the tournament Saturday morning in Berkeley.

Results for Day One of the Nike Cal Tennis Invitational

Main Draw Singles -- Round of 32

ASU Rebecca Rankin d. UCD Ally Muller 6-3;6-4

TX Kendra Strohm[6] d. ASU Vana Tomas 6-3;6-1

ASU Lauren Colalillo[8] d. Sac CeciliaHelland 7-5;7-5

ASU Jessica Leitch d. SacChristinaRiveccio 6-2;6-1

ASU Kady Pooler d. Cal Tiffany Lee 6-2;6-3

Main Draw Singles -- Round of 16

ASU Rebecca Rankin d. Cal Sasha Podkolzina[1] 5-7;6-2;6-2

ASU Wendy Pilecka[3] d. WSU Amy Toth 6-4;0-6;7-6(5)

TX Kelly Baritot d. ASU Lauren Colalillo[8] 7-6(3);6-2

Cal Monica Wiesner d. ASU Sabr.Capannolo[5] 7-5;2-6;6-2

ASU Jessica Leitch d. Cal Cristina Visico[7] 6-1;6-2

TX Mia Marovic[2] d. ASU Kady Pooler 7-6(4);6-4

Main Draw Singles Consolations -- Round 1

ASU Vana Tomas d. Cal Hilary Englert 6-2;6-2

Main Draw Doubles -- Round of 16

ASU Vana Tomas - TX Kelly Baritot d. AZ Camelia Todorova - AZ Iza Ferreira 8-5

ASU Jessica Leitch - ASU Wendy Pilecka d. WSU Amy Toth[4] - WSU Zsofia Fodor[4] 8-5

ASU Kady Pooler - ASU Rebecca Rankin d. Cal Cristina Visico - Cal Jessica Shu 8-5

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