Women's Tennis Falls to No. 9 Texas 4-3

Feb. 5, 2005

AUSTIN, Texas - The Arizona State Women's Tennis Team's season kept rolling taking on the No. 9 Longhorns of Texas on Saturday afternoon.

ASU came into the match with a 1-0 record, as did the Longhorns, but the Devils were not able to fight off Texas as they lost in a tough 4-3 bout.

The day started off well for the Sun Devils as they swept doubles, with Joslynn Burkett and Wendy Pilecka getting things going for the Devils with a 8-3 win over Kelly Baritot and Courtney Zauft.

Their fellow Devil duos of Sabrina Capannolo and Jessica Leitch and Kady Pooler and Lauren Colalillo followed their lead and taking all three doubles matches.

Sophomores Sabrina Capannolo and Kady Pooler came in strong for the Devils with wins in singles, but it was not enough as Texas was able to seal four out of the six singles matches to win.

Up next the Devils will travel to California to play their fellow Pac-10 schools, UCLA and USC on February 18th and 19th.

The matches are set to be played in Los Angeles with start times of 1:30 p.m. and 12 p.m., respectively.

Results for No. 38 Arizona State vs. No. 9 Texas

Singles (Order of finish: 3, 6, 1, 4, 2, 5)

1. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. Kendra Strohm (UT) 6-1, 7-5

2. Petra Dizdar (UT) def. Joslynn Burkett (ASU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3

3. Katie Ruckert (UT) def. Jessica Leitch (ASU) 6-0, 6-3

4. Kady Pooler (ASU) def. Kelly Baritot (UT) 6-4, 6-4

5. Courtney Zauft (UT) def. Wendy Pilecka (ASU) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

6. Ristine Olson (UT) def. Rebeca Rankin (ASU) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles (Order of finish: 3, 2, 1)

1. Pooler/Colalillo (ASU) def. Ruckert/Strohm (UT) 9-8 (7-5)

2. Capannolo/Leitch (ASU) def. Dizdar/Olson (UT) 8-4

3. Burkett/Pilecka (ASU) def. Baritot/Zauft (UT) 8-3

Final Score: Texas 4, ASU 3

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