Arizona's Maja Mlakar to Compete in Women's Tennis Singles Final Round at West Region Championship

Oct. 27, 2002

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Arizona women's tennis team completed the third day of competition Friday at the 2002 Omni Hotels West Region Championship in San Diego, Calif. Junior Debbie Larocque played in the bottom-half bracket of main-draw singles, and sophomores Maja Mlakar and Dianne Hollands competed in the top-half bracket of main-draw play.

In top-half action, Hollands was defeated in her third-round match against USC's Jewel Peterson, 6-2, 6-3. Maja Mlakar defeated Jackie Carelton of UCLA, 7-5, 6-2, in the third round. In fourth-round action, Mlakar downed UCSB's Uzma Khan, 6-3, 6-3, to advance to the final round. Mlakar will face USC's Jewel Peterson for the main-draw singles title.

In bottom-half play, Larocque won her third round match against UCLA's Laura Gordon, 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-0. In the fourth round, Larocque fell to ASU's Adria Engel, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.

The Wildcat women's tennis team will finish play at the West Region Championships Saturday, Oct. 27.

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Top-Half Main Singles (Third Round)

1. Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Dianne Hollands (UA), 6-2, 6-3

2. Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Jackie Carelton (UCLA), 7-5, 6-2

Top-Half Main Singles (Fourth Round)

1. Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Uzma Khan (UCSB), 6-3, 6-3

Bottom-Half Main Singles (Third Round)

1. Debbie Larocque (UA) def. Laura Gordon (UCLA), 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-0

Bottom-Half Main Singles (Fourth Round)

1. Adria Engel (ASU) def. Debbie Larocque (UA), 6-2, 5-7, 7-5

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