Coug Women Finish Strong AT Pac-10 Indoor Tennis Tourney

Jan. 14, 2001

SEATTLE, Wash. -- - Washington State's Stacey McKenna has a chance to capture two titles at the Pacific-10 Conference's Women's Indoor Tennis Championship, but the freshman from North Bend, Ore., will have to wait before the final results are complete.

Sunday, competing at the league's indoor meet at the Nordstrom Center at the University of Washington, McKenna teamed up with Ana Maria Moura to capture the Flight II doubles championship, while also reaching the finals of the Flight IV singles competition.

It is the singles title, however that will have to wait because McKenna is slated to meet teammate Moniek van de Ven. Tournament officials elected to let the two Cougars play the title match in Pullman once they return to school this week, but a date has yet to be set.

McKenna moved into the singles finals with a semifinal win over California's Lisa Swierniak 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-5, while van de Ven took care of USC's Caroline Christian 6-1, 6-1. McKenna was seeded fourth and van de Ven second going into the tournament.

Moura and McKenna won the doubles title without being seeded among the top four. The title went to the Cougar pair when Sekita Grant and Raquel Kops-Jones from California dropped out of the competition after winning their semifinal match.

The Cougar duo moved into the championship with a quarterfinal win over Stanford's Ameila Anderson and Keiko Tokuda 9-8. They then disposed of Maureen Diaz and Melissa Esmero from USC 8-6 in the semifinals.

Pac-10 Women's Indoor Tennis
January 14, 2001

Flight IV Singles - Semifinals
Stacey McKenna, WSU, def. Lisa Swierniak, California, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-5
Moniek van de Ven, WSU, def. Caroline Christian, USC, 6-1, 6-1

Flight IV Singles - Finals
McKenna, WSU, and van de Ven, WSU, to meet in Pullman

Flight II Doubles - Semifinals
Stacey McKenna/Ana Maria Moura, WSU, def. Diaz/Esmero, USC, 8-6

Flight II Doubles - FinalsMcKenna/Moura, WSU, win by default

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