#24 Women's Tennis Defeats In-State Rival Arizona, 5-2

April 16, 2005

Tempe, Ariz - The Arizona State Women's Tennis Team finished their regular season Saturday afternoon at Tempe's Whiteman Tennis Center with a 5-2 win over the University of Arizona.

The win gives the Devils a straight sweep of the 'Cats for ASU as they beat UA 4-3 in Tucson in March.

The Devils got off to a rocky start Saturday as the Wildcats were able to grab the doubles point from ASU, with only the Devil duo of Joslynn Burkett and Rebecca Rankin able to claim a win from the 'Cats with a 9-8(4) win over UA'a Kelly Perry and Camelia Todorova.

The Devils came alive again in singles spurred on by senior Lauren Colalillo's 6-3, 6-2 win over UA's Kasia Jakowlew in her last regular season singles match as a Sun Devil.

Coming in right behind her was sophomore, Rebecca Rankin with a swift 6-3, 6-1 victory over Camelia Todorova.

The match of the day however was senior Joslynn Burkett against the 87th-ranked Maja Mlakar where Burkett stepped up huge for the Devils in a match-clinching 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-5 win.

Next up in the post-season for the Devils are the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif starting on Thursday, April 21st.

Results for #24 Arizona State versus #51 Arizona

Doubles:

1) Hollands/Mlakar (UA) def. #21 Colalillo/Pooler (ASU) - 8-3

2.) Jakowlew/Rochefort (UA) def. Capannolo/Leitch (ASU) - 9-7

3.) Burkett/Rankin (ASU) def. Perry/Todorova (UA) - 9-8(4)

Singles:

1.) Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. #40 Dianne Hollands (UA) - 6-2, 4-6, 5-1 ret. inj.

2.) Joslynn Burkett (ASU) def. #87 Maja Mlakar (UA) - 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-5

3.) Kady Pooler (ASU) def. Stephanie Balzert (UA) - 6-4, 6-4

4.) Kelly Perry (UA) def. Jessica Leitch (ASU) - 7-5, 6-4

5.) Lauren Colalillo (ASU) def. Kasia Jakowlew (UA) - 6-3, 6-2

6.) Rebecca Rankin (ASU) def. Camelia Todorova (UA) - 6-3, 6-1

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