Women's Tennis Falls Just Shy In Semifinal and Final Matches of the 2002 Omni Hotels West Region Championship.

Oct. 29, 2002

San Diego, CA - Both Adria Engel and the Doubles Team of Cindy Sureephong and Mhairi Brown were just short of advancing to a tournament title, falling in the semifinals and finals, respectively.

In the semifinals of the Women's Singles Main Draw, third-ranked Adria Engel attempted to win her fifth straight victory of the tournament against the second-ranked Sara Walker of UCLA.

Engel played well, but lost in a tough 7-5, 6-2 match to Walker, who lost in the championship match to the number one ranked Jewel Peterson of USC 6-2, 6-2.

The ASU Doubles Team of Cindy Sureephong and Mhairi Brown succeeded in advancing all the way to the championship match of the Women's Doubles Main Draw.

Sureephong and Brown defeated the Diaz/Loyola team of USC 8-5 in the fourth round to advance on to face the Brymer/Peterson team, also of USC, who defeated the Sun Devils in a 8-4 match.

The Sun Devils will return home to begin preparing for the National Indoors and the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, which are to take place in early November.

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