Mlakar and Larocque Advance to Semifinals in Doubles Bracket

Jan. 20, 2002

Seattle, WA. - Wildcat freshman Maja Mlakar and sophomore Debbie Larocque reeled off two convincing victories in doubles play on Saturday to move into the semifinals at the Pac-10 Indoor Championships. The duo's first victory of the day came against the No. 8-ranked and top-seeded team of UCLA's Sara Walker and Petya Marinova, 8-4. Mlakar and Larocque then dominated California's Nicole Havlicek and Catherine Lynch, winning 8-1.

In other doubles action Saturday, Arizona senior Brooke Taylor and freshman Marie-Pier Pouliot defeated Stanford's Kara Guzman and Lizzy Bennett in the first round, 9-7. Taylor and Pouliot were tripped up in their semifinal match against Washington's Ilona Kordonskaya and Erin Boisclair, 9-7.

In singles play Saturday, Mlakar and Dianne Hollands fell short in their bids to make it to Sunday's finals. Mlakar was edged by USC's Jewel Peterson, 7-5, 6-3. USC's Luana Magnani earned a victory over Hollands by default.

UA's Pouliot reached the semifinals of consolation bracket #3 before dropping a three-game match to Oregon's Courtney Nagle, 6-7(2), 7-6(2), 6-4. Pouliot outlasted Stanford's Kara Guzman in the consolation quarterfinals, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

First Round
Perrine Pernin (UA)
def. Zsofi Fodor (Washington St.), 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Dianne Hollands (UA))
def. Sarah Gregg (UCLA), 6-1, 6-4
Andrea Coulter (Washington) def. Pernin (UA), 6-1, ret.
Nora Gaal (Washington St.) def. Brooke Taylor (UA), 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Maja Mlakar (UA), 7-5, 6-3
Luana Magnani (USC) def. Hollands (UA), def.
Consolation Quarterfinals
Marie-Pier Pouliot (UA)
def. Kara Guzman (Stanford), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Davina Mendiburu (Oregon) def. Debbie Larocque (UA), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Consolation Semifinals
Courtney Nagle (Oregon) def. Pouliot (UA), 6-7(2), 7-6(2), 6-4
First Round
Larocque/Mlakar (UA)
def. Petya Marinova/Sara Walker (UCLA), 8-4
Taylor/Pouliot (UA) def. Guzman/Lizzy Bennett (Stanford), 9-7
def. Nicole Havlicek/Catherine Lynch (California), 8-1
Ilona Kordonskaya/Erin Boisclair def. Taylor/Pouliot (UA), 9-7

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