Women's Tennis Results From the ITA Women's Western Regional Championships - Day 1

Oct. 23, 2004

San Diego, CA - The ASU Women's Tennis Team kicked off competition Friday in San Diego at the ITA Women's Western Regional Championships.

Day 1 featured the first two rounds of singles competition and the first round of doubles match-ups.

Starting off was Senior Joslynn Burkett who quickly stepped up to defeat CSUN's Yasuyo Hashimoto 6-0, 6-1 in the first round.

Burkett was next matched up against SDSU's Alesya Vidov in the second round where she fell 6-2, 6-3 to the Aztec.

Next up for the Devils was Kady Pooler who was unable to advance to the second round as she fell to Tamara Tanner of LMU 6-4, 6-4.

Coming up with a huge day for the Sun Devils was Vana Tomas who quickly defeated Brittaney Reitz of USD 6-1, 6-1, and rolled on to beat LBSU's Nicole Bouffler 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the second round.

Tomas will play Elizabeth Lumpkin of UCLA tomorrow to try and advance to the Quarterfinals.

Next up Jessica Leitch beat UCLA's Laura Gordon 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, and then stepped up to take down Pepperdine's Bianca Dougeru 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the round of 16.

Saturday Leitch will take on Anna Bentzer of UCI in her attempt to the Quarterfinals.

Wendy Pilecka, Sabrina Capannolo, and Rebecca Rankin all played excellent first rounds, but were unable to get past the second round of play.

In doubles play, two ASU duos advanced to the round of 16.

Wendy Pilecka and Joslynn Burkett beat the Damion - Wilson duo of USCB 8-4, while Lauren Colalillo and Sabrina Capannolo beat SDSU's Krausova and Vidov team 8-5.

Play resumes on Saturday with the Round of 16 and Quarterfinals in singles and Round of 16 in doubles.

Results for Day One of the ITA Women's Western Regional

Singles - Round of 64

Joslynn Burkett (ASU) def. Yasuyo Hashimoto (CSUN) - 6-0, 6-1

Tamara Tanner (LMU) def. Kady Pooler (ASU) - 6-4, 6-4

Vana Tomas (ASU) def. Brittaney Reitz (USD) 6-1, 6-2

Jessica Leitch (ASU) def. Laura Gordon (UCLA) - 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Wendy Pilecka (ASU) def. Ruya Inapulat (CSUF) - 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-4

Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. Dianne Matias ((USC) - 1-6, 7-6(4), 6-0

Rebecca Rankin (ASU) def. Stephanie Balzert (Ariz) - 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

Singles - Round of 32

Alesya Vidov (SDSU) def. Joslynn Burkett (ASU) - 6-2, 6-3

Vana Tomas (ASU) def. Nicole Bouffler (LBSU) - 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Jessica Leitch (ASU) def. Bianca Dougheru (Pepp) - 6-3, 6-4

Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. Wendy Pilecka (ASU) - 6-4, 6-2

Elena Gantcheya (8) (UNLV) def. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Daniela Bercek (2) (UCLA) def. Rebecca Rankin (ASU) - 6-0, 6-0

Doubles - Round of 32

Nelson/Vermuelen (USC) def. Rankin/Tomas - wo

Pilecka/Burkett (ASU) def. Damion/Wilson (USCB) - 8-4

Colalillo/Capannolo (ASU) def. Krausova/Vidov (SDSU) 8-5

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