Adria Engel to Play In the Omni Hotels West Region Semifinals

Oct. 27, 2002

San Diego, CA- Adria Engel played flawlessly in the second day of competition in the Singles Main Draw of the 2002 Omni Hotels West Region Women's Championship.

She will advance on to the semifinals which are to be played on Sunday.

After winning two matches and advancing to the third round during the first day of the Singles Main Draw, Engel continued competition on Saturday, beginning the day with a match versus the ninth-ranked Anita Loyola of USC, whom she defeated 6-1, 6-0.

In the fourth round of play, Adria faced the fifth-ranked Debbie Larocque of Arizona who lost to Engel in a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 match.

Engel will continue her drive for the tournament championship on Sunday, where she will begin the day against the second-ranked Sara Walker of UCLA, who is coming off of a 6-3, 6-2 win against #8 Maureen Diaz of USC.

Should Engel defeat Walker she will advance on to the championship match which will be against the winner of the Jewel Peterson (USC) and Maja Miakar (Arizona), both matches will be held on Sunday.

In other Women's Tennis news, the Mhairi Brown / Cindy Sureephong doubles team has advanced on to the third round of play and will compete against the Loncaric/ Gordon team of UCLA to advance on to the fourth round.

2002 Omni Hotels West Region Women's Championship Results

Singles Main Draw - Third Round

(3) Adria Engel (ASU) def. (9) Anita Loyola (USC) 6-1, 6-0

Singles Main Draw - Fourth Round

(3) Adria Engel (ASU) def. (5) Debbie Larocque (Arizona) 6-2, 5-7, 7-5

Doubles Main Draw - Second Round

Brown/ Sureephong (ASU) def. Esmero/ Bayani (USC) 8-6

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