Cougar Tennis Continues Success At BYU Invitational

Oct. 12, 2001

Provo, Utah-- Led by freshmen Zofia Fodor and Orsolya Sallai, the Washington State women's tennis team continued its hot start by sending two doubles teams to the semifinals and two freshmen to the Flight 2 final during the second day of the BYU Invitational.

Fodor outlasted sophomore teammate Zorana Roganovic in the Flight 2 semifinals, 6-4, 6-4. Fodor is 9-0 for the season in singles play and has earned individual championships at the Cougar Classic and Alabama Invitational. She seeks her third title in as many tournaments Saturday when she will face teammate Sallai in the Flight 2 championship.

Sallai defeated Boise State's Anna Curtolo, 4-6, 6-3, 11-9, to advance to the final. Sallai has a record of 7-2 this season.

In doubles play, Fodor and Roganovic teamed up for the first time this season and won both their doubles matches Friday. They beat Utah's Ellen Svensson/Cassie Kasteler duo, 8-3, in the first round and outplayed BYU's Brooke Beverly/Lu Oswald tandem, 8-3, to advance to Saturday's semifinal. The Cougar combo will play Jemina Hayward/Erin Polowski of Boise State.

Cougars Lorena Arias and Chris Martinez also advanced to the semifinals in doubles play with a perfect 2-0 record Friday. They beat Utah's Hillary Doyle/Alison Hanson, 8-2, then outlasted Colorado State's Bobbe Vesas/Amanda Bartz, 8-2. The Cougar tandem will play BYU's Dominique Reynolds/Lindsay Ferrill Saturday in the doubles semifinal. The Washington State duo won a title two weeks ago by winning their bracket at the Sept. 28-30 Alabama Invitational.

In the singles Flight 1 backdraw bracket, Arias defeated Boise State's Polowski, 6-4, 7-6, 13-11, before falling to Utah's Svensson.

All of the tournament's matches will be played indoors due to the cold weather.

The tournament features two singles' flights and one doubles' flight. The finals for the singles matches will take place Saturday at 10 a.m., with the doubles final to be played at 12 p.m. that same day.


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