Walker Advances to Semifinals at ITA Regionals

Nov. 11, 2000

Irvine, Calif. - Top-seeded Sara Walker won two matches Saturday, advancing to the semifinals of the ITA Regionals at UC Irvine. Walker will take on No. 3 seed Jewel Peterson of USC in Sunday's semifinals. In the other semifinal, UNLV's Agnieska Abram will battle Arizona's Michelle Gough.

Walker, who has yet to drop a set in the tournament, defeated Maureen Diaz of USC, 6-2, 6-1 in the third round this morning. She then posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory over ASU's Megan Yeats in the quarterfinals.

Two Bruins dropped third-round matches Saturday, as Lauren Fisher lost to Pepperdine's Paola Palencia, 6-4, 6-4 and Catherine Hawley, despite winning the first set, lost to Gough, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.

In doubles action, Walker and Zana Zlebnik are still alive after winning by default against Pepperdine's Vernaz/Nguyen.

For complete results from the ITA Regionals, visit the tournament site located at: http://www.wtennis.uci.edu/

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