Seventh-Ranked ASU Women's Tennis Sweeps San Diego in Home Opener, 7-0

Jan. 20, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. - The seventh-ranked Arizona State (1-0, 0-0) women's tennis squad opened up its dual team action today with an impressive 7-0 sweep over the visiting University of San Diego (1-0, 0-0) at the Whiteman Tennis Center.

In doubles action, ASU earned its team point by sweeping all three of the match-ups. ASU's Adria Engel and Karin Palme jumped out fast and strong on the No. 2 court to defeat San Diego's Siri Fomsgaard and Paola Arrangoiz, 8-0. The Devils also got help from Celena McCoury and Mhairi Brown on the No. 1 court, who defeated the Toreros' Heather Polumbus and Krista Manning, 8-2. On the No. 3 court, the Megan Yeats/Cindy Sureephong combo defeated Catherine Heppell and Stacie Lee, 8-3.

For the Devils in singles action, ASU played tough and was able to maintain play without dropping a single set in each of the six match-ups. Competing for ASU in the singles on the No. 1 court, Adria Engel battled Torero two-time All-American Katarina Valkyova to come away with a 6-3, 6-2 win, her first career dual victory as a Sun Devil. Without much hesitation on the No. 5 court, ASU's Mhairi Brown was the first to notch a dual victory for the team by quickly finishing off Siri Formsgaard, 6-1, 6-1. ASU's Megan Yeats (47) also added to the Devils' heat by extending her overall record to 9-3 with a 6-2, 6-0 win over USD's Krista Manning on the No. 3 court.

The Devils will begin Pac-10 action this Friday as they travel to take on the No. 12-ranked Trojans of USC at 1:30 p.m. (PST) in Los Angeles.

DOUBLES:1. McCoury/Brown (ASU) def. Polumbus/Manning (USD), 8-22. Palme/Engel (ASU) def. Fomsgaard/Arrangoiz (USD), 8-03. Yeats/Sureephong (ASU) def. Heppell/Lee (USD), 8-3

SINGLES:1. Adria Engel (ASU) def. Katarina Valkyova (USD), 6-3, 6-22. Karin Palme (ASU) def. Heather Polumbus (USD), 6-0, 6-23. Megan Yeats (ASU) def. Krista Manning (USD), 6-2, 6-04. Faye DeVera (ASU) def. Paola Arrangoiz (USD), 6-3, 6-45. Mhairi Brown (ASU) def. Siri Fomsgaard (USD), 6-1, 6-16. Cindy Sureephong (ASU) def. Catherine Heppell (USD), 6-3, 6-1

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