Arias Shines At Pacific-10 Tennis Championships

April 26, 2001

OJAI, Calif - Freshman Lorena Arias won a pair of matches to advance in the women's invitational singles tournament Thursday at the Pacific-10 Championships.

The Mexico City native opened her day with a 6-1, 6-0 domination of California's Kristen Case and followed with a 7-6, 6-0 victory over Oregon's Adeline Arnaud. Arias will compete in Friday's quarterfinals at 8 a.m., against Krissy Hamilton of USC.

In women's Pac-10 singles action, Erica Perkins, No. 36 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's rankings, defeated Oregon's Davina Mendiburu, 6-1, 6-2 but fell to UCLA's Lauren Fisher, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6 in the round of 16.

In other competition during the Cougars' first day of singles play, senior Ana Maria Moura and freshmen Stacy McKenna and Zorana Roganovic were defeated.

UCLA's 16th-ranked Sara Walker knocked off Moura, 6-2, 0-6, 6-1. Washington's Erin Boisclair rallied to defeat McKenna, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 and Maureen Diaz from USC posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Roganovic.

The losses dropped the Cougars' trio into Friday's consolation bracket.

In the invitational tournament, senior Moniek van de Ven defeated Arizona State's Jennifer Baker 6-2, 6-1 in the first round before losing to Washington's Colleen Gray 6-3, 6-0 in the round of 16. The win over Baker raised van de Ven's career victory total to 64, tying her for fifth place on WSU's all-time list. Senior Tamara Filipovic was defeated by UCLA Mariko Fritz-Krockow, 7-6, 6-0 and will take part in consolation action Friday.

In addition to singles, Friday's schedule includes championship and invitational doubles play. WSU will have its two ranked teams competing for the doubles championship. McKenna and Moura are ranked 29th by the ITA and Filipovic and Perkins hold down the No. 39 spot in the latest poll.

The invitational doubles bracket opens with Arias and van de Ven squaring off against Oregon's Vickie Gunnarsson and Valerie Young while Roganovic is teamed with ASU's Baker against Bernadette Bayani and Maureen Diaz from USC. Both matches begin at 9:30 a.m.

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