Cougar Tennis Wins Two Doubles Titles At The Alabama Invitational

Sept. 29, 2001

TUSCALOOSA -- Day two of the 2001 Roberta Alison Fall Tennis Classic at the University of Alabama campus saw Washington State continue its hot streak and claim both the 'A' and 'B' doubles championships Saturday.

Aside from the two doubles titles, the Cougars also advanced five players into the singles championships, which are to be played Sunday.

Stacy McKenna teamed with senior Erica Perkins, the No. 27 combo in the country, to win the 'A' doubles championship, 8-4, over Houston's Sarah Borwell/Jen Baccarani duo. Perkins did not play singles due to a virus.

Lorena Arias, a sophomore, joined freshman Chris Martinez to win the 'B' championship. They defeated Troy State's Jayne Hutchinson/Sally Linden tandem, 8-4.

In singles play, the Cougars were once again led by No. 83 McKenna. The sophomore defeated No. 66 Selia Mathew of Auburn in the second round of the singles 'A' draw, 6-2. 6-4. McKenna will play Houston's Sarah Borwell Sunday in the Flight 'A' Championship.

Also heading to their respective championships for the Cougars are Lorena Arias ('C' singles), Chris Martinez ('D' singles), Nora Gaal ('G' singles) and Zofia Fodor ('H' singles).

Washington State's Orsolya Sallai ('E' singles) and Zorana Roganovic ('F' singles) will play for third place Sunday.

In doubles play, Roganovic/Sallai (C Doubles) earned fifth place by defeating the Anne Rapp/Karine Urbin combo from Houston, 9-7.

Eleven teams sent players to the tourney - Alabama, Arkansas State, Auburn, Auburn-Montgomery, Florida State, Houston, Louisiana-Monroe, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Troy State, and Washington State.

There were eight singles and four doubles brackets. Each player was guaranteed three singles and three doubles matches during the tourney. The first day consisted of two rounds of doubles and one round of singles. Saturday had one round of singles and one round doubles. The finals of the singles draws will be played out Sunday.


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