No. 34 Women's Tennis Defeats Lynn and Northern Arizona

March 6, 2002

TUCSON, Ariz. - After moving into the top-40 in team rankings by the ITA on Wednesday morning, the No. 34 Arizona women's tennis team topped the day off by winning both contests. The Wildcats began the day by topping Lynn University, 5-2. In the afternoon, the Cats returned to the courts and defeated Northern Arizona University, 6-1.

Wildcat freshmen Maja Mlakar and Marie-Pier Pouliot and sophomore Debbie Larocque led the way for the Cats against Lynn and Northern Arizona. All three went undefeated in singles and doubles play.

Against Lynn in the morning No. 25 Mlakar tripped up Lynn's Monika Mastalirova, 6-0, 6-3. Pouliot teamed with Mlakar in doubles and defeated Lynn's duo of Monika Mastalirova and Marie Barbier, 8-6. Pouliot won her singles match against Bucke Yavuz, 6-1, 6-1. No. 77 Larocque earned a victory over Lynn's Barbier, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6. Larocque and Arizona sophomore Perrine Pernin beat Lynn's Yavuz and Maria Alvez, 8-4.

In the match against Northern Arizona, Mlakar won a straight sets singles match over NAU's Yvonne de Waal, 6-1, 6-4. Larocque topped NAU's Kathy Kmiec 6-0, 6-4 while Pouliot won her match against NAU's Ashley Dille, 6-4, 6-3. In doubles, No. 13-ranked Larocque and Mlakar dominated NAU's Kathy Kmiec and Kirsten Balk.

The Wildcats improve to 7-4 with the victories and will host No. 14 California on Friday, March 8, at 1:30 p.m. Arizona faces No. 3 Stanford on Saturday, March 9, at noon.

No. 25 Maja Mlakar (UA)
def. Monika Mastalirova (LU), 6-0, 6-3
No. 77 Debbie Larocque (UA) def. Marie Barbier (LU), 6-3, 6-7, 7-6
Perrine Pernin (UA) def. Masha Bajramovic (LU), 6-1, 6-2
Marie-Pier Pouliot (UA) def. Bucke Yavuz (LU), 6-1, 6-1
Maria Alves (LU) def. Daniela Torres (UA), 6-0, 6-2
Maria Palacios (LU) def. Brooke Taylor (UA), 6-3, 6-3
Mlakar/Pouliot (UA)
def. Mastalirova/Barbier (LU), 8-6
Larocque/Pernin (UA) def. Alves/Yavuz (LU), 8-4
Brooke Taylor/Hollands (UA) def. Bajramovic/Palacios (LU), 8-1

No. 25 Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Yvonne de Waal (NAU), 6-1, 6-4
No. 77 Debbie Larocque (UA) def. Kathy Kmiec (NAU), 6-0, 6-4
Dianne Hollands (UA) def. Kirsten Balk (NAU), 6-1, 6-3
Karen Kmiec (NAU) def. Perrine Pernin (UA), 6-4, 6-3
Marie-Pier Pouliot (UA) def. Ashley Dille (NAU), 6-4, 6-3
Daniela Torres (UA) def. Sylvie Quatremer (NAU), 6-2, 7-5
No. 13 Mlakar/Larocque (UA)
def. Kat. Kmiec/Balk (NAU), 8-1
Pernin/Pouliot (UA) def. de Waal/Quatremer (NAU), 8-2
Hollands/Brooke Taylor (UA) def. Kar. Kmiec/Dille (NAU), 8-2

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