Singles Final Match Set Between Two Wildcats at Rice Invitational

Sept. 28, 2002

HUMBLE, Texas - The Arizona women's tennis team continued play Saturday at the Rice Invitational in Humble, Texas, advancing two Wildcats to the final singles round.

In the third round of top-flight singles, sophomore Maja Mlakar defeated Minnesota's Jeanette Cluskey, 6-1, 7-5. Sophomore Dianne Hollands downed Blair Disesa of Rice, 6-1, 6-3. Mlakar and Hollands will compete against each other Sunday in the final singles round. In other top-flight singles action, junior Debbie Larocque defeated Rice's Annie Goodrich by a score of 6-1, 6-4, in the consolation bracket.

In the second flight, sophomore Kelly Perry defeated Rice's Karen Chao, 6-2, 6-4. Sophomore Marie-Pier Pouliot was defeated by Long Beach State's Claudia Argumedo, 6-4, 6-3. Perry will advance to compete in Sunday's final round.

In the third flight, freshman Kristy Randono defeated Martina Rezar, unattached, by a score of 7-5, 6-3. Randono will compete in Sunday's final round.

In the second round of top-flight doubles play, Arizona's duo of Mlakar and Larocque defeated Southern Methodist's Langer and Leuszler, 9-7. Hollands and Pouliot defeated LSU's Espinal and Seaman, by a score of 8-2. Perry and Randono also won their match, defeating Thomas and Marvel of LBSU, 8-5.

In the third round of doubles action, Mlakar and Larocque defeated Reddy and Cluskey of Minnesota, 8-0. The duo advances to the final doubles round on Sunday, where they will face Minnesota's Vladea and Havelkova. In other play, Hollands and Pouliot fell to Minnesota's Vladea and Havelvoka, 8-5. Perry and Randono were also defeated by Moat and Villalobos of Rice, 8-5. Both pairs will compete in Sunday's final round.

The Wildcat women's tennis team will continue play at the Rice Invitational on Sunday, competing in the final rounds of singles and doubles.

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ResultsSingles - Third Round (All Flights)1. Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Jeanette Cluskey (Minn.), 6-1,7-52. Dianne Hollands (UA) def. Blair Disesa (Rice), 6-1, 6-33. Debbie Larocque (UA) def. Annie Goodrich (Rice), 6-1, 6-44. Kelly Perry (UA) def. Karen Chao (Rice), 6-2, 6-45. Claudia Argumedo (LBSU) def. Marie-Pier Pouliot (UA), 6-4, 6-36. Kristy Randono (UA) def. Martina Rezar (unatt.), 7-5, 6-3

Doubles - Second Round (Top Flight)1. Mlakar/Larocque (UA) def. Langer/Leuszler (SMU), 9-72. Hollands/Pouliot (UA) def. Espinal/Seaman (LSU), 8-23. Perry/Randono (UA) def. Thomas/Marvel (LBSU), 8-5

Doubles - Third Round (Top Flight)1. Mlakar/Larocque (UA) def. Reddy/Cluskey (Minn.), 8-02. Vladea/Havelkova (Minn.) def. Hollands/Pouliot (UA), 8-53. Moat/Villalobos (Rice) def. Perry/Randono (UA), 8-5

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