Arizona Tennis Wraps up Tourney Play on a Winning Note

Sept. 30, 2001

Match Score: Arizona 30, SMU 6
SAN DIEGO - Arizona's four player co-ed team won all five of its matches en route to a 30-6 victory over Southern Methodist Sunday at the World Team Tennis National Collegiate Championships.

With the victory, the Cats earned seventh place in the 16-team field.

UA would open the fray with an 18-4 scoring run that would carry the squad to a win.

Wildcat freshmen Marie-Pier Pouliot and Maja Mlakar opened the contest with a doubles victory over SMU's Katie Pruett and Kit Carson, 6-1.

Arizona senior Steven Capriati would continue the momentum defeating the Mustangs' James Bell, 6-1.

Capriati and sophomore Carl Hagman outlasted Southern Methodist's doubles team of Bell and Eric Cohn, 6-2, to open up a comfortable lead for the Cats.

For the tournament, the Wildcats posted a 3-2 record.

The women's tennis team returns to action the weekend of Oct. 11-14, when it travels to Los Angeles for the ITA All-American Tournament. The men's squad will travel to Stone Mountain, Ga., for the ITA-All-American Tournament, Oct. 6-11.


WD - Marie-Pier Pouliot/Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Katie Pruett/Kit Carson (SMU), 6-1
MS - Steven Capriati (UA) def. James Bell (SMU), 6-1
MD - Capriati/Carl Hagman (UA) def. Eric Cohn/Bell (SMU), 6-2
WS - Mlakar (UA) def. Jenny Langer (SMU), 6-0
MX - Pouliot/Hagman (UA) def. Bell/Pruett (SMU), 6-2

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