No. 22 Women's Tennis Falls To No. 20 Texas

Feb. 11, 2007

AUSTIN, Texas - The No. 22 Arizona State Women's Tennis team suffered their first loss of the season as they fell just short to the No. 20 Texas Longhorns 4-3 in Austin Saturday afternoon.

The Devils were unable to secure the doubles point as only the eighth-ranked duo of Roxanne Clarke and Kady Pooler were able to pull off a win over the Longhorns as they topped Sarah Lancaster and Courtney Zauft 8-3 in the No. 1 spot.

The point proved to be the difference as the Sun Devils made a tough effort to come back and take four singles matches from the Longhorns, but fell just short with three as Sabrina Capannolo beat Petra Dizdar 7-6 (2), 1-6, 7-6 (6) in the No. 1 spot as well as fellow seniors Roxanne Clarke and Rebecca Rankin following suit with wins. Clarke, ranked 76th by the ITA topped No. 70 Sarah Lancaster in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.

The Sun Devils fall to 4-1 on the season and will return home next weekend as they set to face Pac-10 foes  Washington and Washington State Friday, Feb 16 and Saturday, Feb 17 at 1:30 p.m. and noon. Both matches are slated to be played at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center


Results from No. 22 vs. No. 20 Texas


  1. Clarke/Pooler (ASU) def. Lancaster/Zauft (UT) - 8-3
  2. Dizdar/Olson (UT) def. Capannolo/Leitch (ASU) - 9-7
  3. Corovic/Marija Milic (UT) def. Rankin/N. Abdala (ASU) - 8-6


  1. No. 90 Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. Petra Dizdar (UT) - 7-6 (2), 1-6, 7-6 (6)
  2. Courtney Zauft (UT) def. Nadia Abdala (ASU) - 6-3, 5-7 ,6-3
  3. Vanja Corovic (UT) def. No. 99 Kady Pooler (ASU) - 6-3, 6-1
  4. No. 76 Roxanne Clarke (ASU) def. No. 70 Sarah Lancaster (UT) - 6-3, 6-1
  5. Rebecca Rankin (ASU) def. Ristine Olson (UT) - 2-6, 6-0, 6-4
  6. Stephanie Davison (UT) def. Laila Abdala (ASU) - 6-4, 6-0


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