Women's Tennis Tops Illinois, 5-2

March 23, 2002

TUCSON, Ariz. - The No. 30 Arizona women's tennis team won seven of nine matches against the No. 65 University of Illinois on Saturday to earn the victory, 5-2.

Arizona was led by freshmen Maja Mlakar and Dianne Hollands along with sophomore Debbie Larocque.

Mlakar, ranked No. 20 in singles, defeated UI's Jennfer McGaffigan, 7-5, 6-1. No. 94 Larocque tripped up UI's Tiffany Eklov, 6-2, 6-1 while No. 92 Hollands beat UI's Eva Choe in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.

In doubles, No. 13 Mlakar and Larocque edged Illinois' duo of McGaffigan and Choe, 9-7. UA senior Laresa Marino and sophomore Marie-Pier Pouliot earned a win against the Illini's Kate Boomershine and Eldina Fazlik, 8-1. In the last doubles spot, UA senior Brooke Taylor and Hollands topped UI's Cynthia Goulet and Liz Fraker, 8-5.

The win improved Arizona's record to 8-6. The Wildcats next match is at home on Friday, March 29 against No. 5 ranked UCLA. The match is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. MST. UCLA beat Arizona in Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 6-1.

No. 20 Maja Mlakar (UA)
def. No. 54 Jennifer McGaffigan (UI), 7-5, 6-1
No. 94 Debbie Larocque (UA) def. Tiffany Eklov (UI), 6-2, 6-1
No. 92 Dianne Hollands (UA) def. Eva Choe (UI), 6-3, 6-1
Kate Bommershine (UI) def. Perrine Pernin (UA), 6-2, 7-6
Marie-Pier Pouliot (UA) def. Cynthia Goulet (UI), 7-5, 6-1
Eldina Fazlic (UI) def. Daniela Torres (UA), 6-2, 6-3
No. 13 Mlakar/Larocque (UA)
def. McGaffigan/Choe (UI), 9-7
Laresa Marino/Pouliot (UA) def. Boomershine/Fazlic (UI), 8-1
Hollands/Brooke Taylor (UA) def. Goulet/Liz Fraker (UI), 8-5


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