Women's Tennis Down the Ducks, 5-2

Feb. 18, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. - The No. 44-ranked Arizona women's tennis team captured a victory in their first Pac-10 meet of the spring against No. 60-ranked Oregon, 5-2. The win kept the Wildcats record perfect in dual meets this spring at 4-0. UA freshmen Maja Mlakar and Marie-Pier Pouliot along with sophomore Debbie Larocque each won their fourth consecutive singles match. No. 89-ranked Mlakar tripped up Oregon's Janice Nyland, 6-2, 6-2. No. 54-ranked Larocque earned a victory after dropping the first set to Oregon's Davina Mendiburu, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, while Pouliot topped Oregon's Courtney Nagle, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3.

In doubles, Pouliot teamed with UA senior Laresa Marino to earn Arizona's only doubles win of the meet. The Arizona duo topped Oregon's Mendiburu and Adeline Arnaud, 8-3.

In other singles play Arizona junior Daniela Torres won a three-set match over Oregon's Arnaud, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. Wildcat sophomore Perrine Pernin also earned a three-set victory over Oregon's Courney Nagle, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3.

No. 89 Maja Mlakar (UA)
def. Janice Nyland (UO), 6-2, 6-2
No. 54 Debbie Larocque (UA) def. Davina Mendiburu (UO), 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
Vickie Gunnarson (UO) def. Dianne Hollands (UA), 6-3, 6-4
Perrine Pernin (UA) def. Courtney Nagle (UO), 6-7, 6-3, 6-3
Marie-Pier Pouliot (UA) def. Ester Bak (UO), 7-5, 6-3
Daniela Torres (UA) def. Adeline Arnaud (UO), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Bak/Nyland (UO) def. No. 56 Mlakar/Larocque (UA), 9-7
Laresa Marino/Pouliot (UA) def. Arnaud/Mendiburu (UO), 8-3
Monika Gieczys/Gunnarson (UO) def. Pernin/Hollands (UA), 8-2

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