No. 20 Sun Devils Top In-State Rival Wildcats 6-1 on Senior Day

April 21, 2007

The No. 20 Arizona State women's tennis team defeated the No. 40 Arizona Wildcats 6-1 on Senior Day at Whiteman Tennis Center this afternoon. This marked the final match of Sabrina Capannolo, Roxanne Clarke, Kady Pooler and Rebecca Rankin. The Sun Devils are now 12-9 in the season and are 5-3 in the Pac-10.

Two of the three Sun Devil doubles came out with victories to give the Sun Devils the doubles point. The dynamic duo of Pooler and Clarke topped the `Cats Danielle Steinberg and Juliette Mavroleon 8-5. Capannolo and Jessica Leitch also came out victorious with a 8-1 win over Camelia Todorova and Jessie Rochefort. Rankin and Laila Abdala fell in a tough 9-8 (6) match to Katie Orletsky and Natalia Toporowska.

In singles, the Sun Devils swept five out of the six matches. At the No. 2 spot, Nadia Abdala beat Mavrolean 6-2, 6-3. Clarke topped Toporowska 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 3 spot. Pooler defeated her opponent, Todorova 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 4 position.

In the No. 5 spot, Rankin handily defeated Rochefort 6-1, 6-1. The Sun Devils also had another victory with Laila Abdala earning a victory over Orletsky 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 6 spot. Capannolo fell in a tough match 7-5, 6-2, to Steinberg in the No. 1 spot.

The Sun Devils travel to Ojai, Calif., next week for the Pac-10 tournament, held April 26-29th.

Doubles:
1. Clarke/Pooler (ASU) def. Steinberg/Mavroleon (UA) 8-5
2. Capannolo/Leitch (ASU) def. Todorva/Rochefort (UA) 8-1
3. Orletsky/Toporowska(UA) def. Rankin/L. Abdala (ASU) 9-8 (6)

Singles:
1) Danielle Steinberg (UA) def. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) 7-5, 6-2
2) Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Juliette Mavroleon (UA) 6-2, 6-3
3) Roxanne Clarke (ASU) def. Natalia Toporowska (UA) 6-3, 6-0
4) Kady Pooler (ASU) def. Camelia Todorova (UA) 6-2, 6-3
5) Rebecca Rankin (ASU) def. Jessie Rochefort (UA) 6-1, 6-1
6) Laila Abdala (ASU) def. Katie Orletsky (UA) 6-3, 6-1

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