No. 22 Women's Tennis Blanks No. 36 Oregon 7-0

April 14, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Sun Devil Women's Tennis team was unflappable Saturday afternoon as they completed a straight sweep of Pac-10 foe, the 36th-ranked Oregon Ducks, all in straight sets. The Sun Devils are now 11-9 overall and 4-3 in conference play with the Ducks falling to 12-10 overall and 0-6 in Pac-10 duals.

The Ducks had a tough go of the day as they were still without Claudia Hirt who sprained an ankle last week, which has refrained her from playing, so the Ducks had to play on with only five, forfeiting a doubles and singles match on the day.

The Sun Devils came out to take the doubles point as Jessica Leitch and Sabrina Capannolo made quick work of Anna Powaska and Monica Hoz de Vila with an 8-2 with before the 12th-ranked duo of Kady Pooler and Roxanne Clarke wrapped up the point for the Devils with an 8-4 win over Dominika Deiskova and Ana Cecilia Olivos in the one spot.

ASU looked equally as strong in singles play as they swept all five matches played in straight sets. Sabrina Capannolo and Laila Abdala both pulled in 6-1, 6-2 wins over their Oregon opponents, with Nadia Abadla and Kady Pooler right at their heels with 6-2, 6-2 wins apiece.

The Sun Devils will set now to prepare for their last home Pac-10 dual of the season againts in-state rival Arizona. The match is set to kick off at 1 p.m. PT next Saturday, April 21 at the Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe.

Results from #22 ASU vs. #36 Oregon

Doubles:

1.) #12 Pooler/Clarke (ASU) def. Dieskova/Olivos (UO) - 8-4
2.) Capannolo/Leitch (ASU) def. Powaska/Hoz de Vila (UO) - 8-2
3.) Rankin/L. Abdala (ASU) def. Forfeit (UO)
 
Singles:
 
1.) #72 Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. Dominika Dieskova (UO) - 6-1, 6-2
2.) #34 Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Ana Cecilia Olivos (UO) - 6-2, 6-2
3.) Roxanne Clarke (ASU) def. Carmen Seremeta (UO) - 7-5, 6-3
4.) Kady Pooler (ASU) def. Monica Hoz de Vila (UO) - 6-2, 6-2
5.) Laila Abdala (ASU) def. Anna Powaska (UO) - 6-1, 6-2
6.) Jessica Leitch def. Forfeit (UO)
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