Women's Tennis Duo Advances to Semifinals at William and Mary Invitational

Sept. 21, 2001

Women's Tennis Duo Advances to Semifinals at William and Mary Invitational

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona sophomores Debbie Larocque and Perrine Pernin scored two victories to earn a spot in the semifinals of the flight B doubles bracket Friday at the ninth annual William and Mary Invitational.

Larocque and Pernin defeated Pennsylvania's Michelle Yeh and Katherine Williams, 8-4, in the first round. In their quarterfinal round match, the duo outlasted Richmond's doubles team of Vanessa Bagnato and Courtney Klein, 8-5.

In other doubles action, UA freshmen Maja Mlakar and Marie-Pier Pouliot were tripped up in the first round by the No. 46-ranked duo of Raluca Ciulei and Alice Pirsu of Pennsylvania, 8-6. Wildcat freshman Danielle Stadelmann and junior Daniela Torres suffered a first round loss to Boston College's Emily Yeomans and Morgan Landes, 8-6

On the singles side, Larocque, Pouliot and Torres notched first round victories. Larocque eked out a three set victory over Wake Forest's Maren Haus, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. Pouliot bounced back from a set down to top Ciulei, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Torres was the lone Wildcat to record a straight sets triumph over William and Mary's Kelli Partlow, 7-5, 6-1.

The Cats return to action Saturday for the second day of competition at the William and Mary Invitational.

William Bracket
First Round
#43 Debbie Larocque (UA) def. Maren Haus (Wake Forest), 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Alice Pirsu (Pennsylvania) def. Maja Mlakar (UA), 6-2, 7-5
Mary Bracket
First Round
Marie-Pier Pouliot (UA) def. Raluca Ciulei (Pennsylvania), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Jeannette Cluskey (Richmond) def. Perrine Pernin (UA), 4-6, 6-1, 7-5
Gold Bracket
First Round
Casey Cohen (Richmond) def. Danielle Stadelmann (UA), 7-5, 6-2
Green Singles
First Round
Daniela Torres (UA) def. Kelli Partlow (William and Mary), 7-5, 6-1
Flight A
First Round
#46 Raluca Ciulei/Alice Pirsu (Pennsylvania) def. Mlakar/Pouliot (UA), 8-6
First Round
Mlakar/Pouliot (UA) def. Amy Molden/Nida Waseem (Boston College), 8-3
Flight B
First Round
Larocque/Pernin (UA) def. Michelle Yeh/Katherine Williams (Pennsylvania), 8-4
Emily Yeomans/Morgan Landes (Boston College) def. Stadelmann/Torres (UA), 8-6
Larocque/Pernin (UA) def. Vanessa Bagnato/Courtney Klein (Richmond), 8-5
Consolation - First Round
Stadelmann/Torres (UA) def. Shelah Chao/Brandi Washington (Pennsylvania), default

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