Four Cougars Undefeated During Day One Of ITA Regional

Oct. 26, 2001

Stanford, Calif.-- Washington State women's tennis team, led by ranked players Erica Perkins and Stacy McKenna, had four players go undefeated during the first day of competition at the Omni Hotels Western Regional Championships hosted by Stanford University.

Perkins, a No. 4 seed in her bracket, and McKenna, a No. 9 seed, both advanced with byes in the first round. In the second round, Perkins beat Kelly Ramirez of Fresno State, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Also in second round action, McKenna outlasted Oregon's Ester Bak, 6-1, 6-2.

Also advancing to the round of 32 were Cougars Nora Gaal and Zorana Roganovic. In second round play, Gaal outplayed Kathy Chi from rival Washington, 6-2, 6-1. Roganovic defeated Amy Allen of Washington in her second match, 6-0, 6-0.

'This is what our players have played for all fall,' said WSU Tennis Coach Cari Groce. 'This regional is packed with some of the best players in the country.'

The four-day tournament features the top women's players from the ITA's western region at the NCAA Division I level. Participating schools for this year's event include: Fresno State, Gonzaga, Idaho, Nevada, Pacific, Portland, Sacramento State, Saint Mary's, San Francisco and Santa Clara, as well as Pac-10 foes California, Oregon, Washington and Stanford. The singles finalists and doubles champions advance to the 2001 Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, held Nov. 8-11 in Dallas, Texas.


First Round - Main Draw Singles (Round of 128)Jieun Jacobs (California) d. Zsofi Fodur (Washington State), 6-1, 3-6, 6-1Erica Perkins (#4 seed - Washington State) byeNora Gaal (Washington State) d. Amanda Sanchez (Sacramento State), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5Lorena Arias (Washington State) d. Larisa Nicol (Idaho), 6-0, 6-0Zorana Roganovic (Washington State) d. Alyson Tyson (Portland), 6-3, 7-6 (2)Pooja Deshmukh (Idaho) d. Chris Martinez (Washington State), 6-4, 6-1Stacy McKenna (#9 seed - Washington State) byeMarta Gronowicz (Sacramento State) d. Orsi Sallai (Washington State), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2

Second Round - Main Draw Singles (Round of 64)Erica Perkins (#4 seed - Washington State) d. Kelly Ramirez (Fresno State), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3Nora Gaal (Washington State) d. Kathy Chi (Washington), 6-2, 6-1Colleen Gray (#9 seed - Washington) d. Lorena Arias (Washington State), 1-6, 6-4, 6-4Zorana Roganovic (Washington State) d. Amy Allen (Washington), 6-0, 6-0Stacy McKenna (#9 seed - Washington State) d. Ester Bak (Oregon), 6-1, 6-2

Saturday's Third Round Pairings - Main Draw Singles (Round of 32)Erica Perkins (#4 seed - Washington State) vs. Sekita Grant (California)Raquel Kops-Jones (#5 seed - California) vs. Nora Gaal (Washington State)Zorana Roganovic (Washington State) vs. Chloe Carlotte (#6 seed - Fresno State)Christine Limbers (Santa Clara) vs. Stacy McKenna (#9 seed - Washington State)

(Women's Tennis Results Continued)First Round - Consolation Singles (Round of 64)Zsofi Fodur (Washington State) d. Ashley Campbell (Santa Clara), 6-3, 6-0Chris Martinez (Washington State) byeOrsi Sallai (Washington State) bye

Second Round - Consolation Singles (Round of 64)Zsofi Fodur (Washington State) byeChris Martinez (Washington State) byeOrsi Sallai (Washington State) bye

Saturday's Third Round Pairings - Consolation Singles (Round of 32)Amy Juppenlatz (Portland) vs. Zsofi Fodur (Washington State)Chris Martinez (Washington State) vs. Ester Bak (Oregon)/Rissa Drumm (Cal Poly) winnerOrsi Sallai (Washington State) vs. Dierdre Ring-Martinson (Portland)


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