Women's Tennis Heads to Washington

April 1, 2003

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This WeekThe No. 46 Arizona women's tennis team will head to Washington this week to take on Washington State on Friday at 1:30 and Washington on Saturday at noon.

Last Time OutUCLA (March 28): The No. 46 Arizona women's tennis team remains winless in the Pac-10 following a second loss to UCLA this season, 1-6. The Wildcats fall to 5-8 on the season, 0-7 in the Pac-10. The Bruins took two of three doubles matches to win the doubles point. In the No. 1 spot, sophomore Maja Mlakar and graduate student Emilie Scribot fell to Jackie Carleton and Feriel Esseghir, 8-6. In the second spot, junior Debbie Larocque and freshman Kristy Randono were defeated by Sarah Gregg and Susi Wild, 8-5. In the third position, sophomores Dianne Hollands and Kelly Perry teamed up to defeat Laura Gordon and Anya Loncaric, 8-5. In singles play, No. 20 Scribot tallied the only Wildcat singles win of the match, defeating No. 23 Carleton in the top spot, 6-3, 7-5. In the second spot, No. 75 Mlakar fell to No. 58 Wild, 6-4, 6-3. No 54 Hollands was upset in the third spot by No. 79 Gregg, 6-4, 7-5. UCLA's Gordon defeated Larocque in the fourth spot, 6-4, 6-4. Perry fell to Loncaric in the fifth spot, 0-6, 6-2, 6-2. Randono was defeated in the sixth spot by Shilpa Joshi, 6-4, 6-0.

USC (March 29): The No. 46 Arizona women's tennis team nearly upset No. 4 USC Saturday at the Marks Tennis Stadium in Los Angeles. The 3-4 loss saw Arizona remain winless in the Pac-10, and fall to 5-9 on the season. In doubles play, graduate student Emilie Scribot and sophomore Maja Mlakar were defeated in the No. 1 spot by USC's No. 18 duo of Jewel Peterson and Tiffany Brymer, 8-5. In the second position, junior Debbie Larocque and freshman Kristy Randono fell to Luana Magnani and Anita Loyola, 8-2. For the second time in two days, sophomores Kelly Perry and Dianne Hollands teamed up to notch Arizona's only win in doubles play at the No. 3 spot, defeating Carine Vermeulen and Melissa Esmero, 8-4. Despite the loss of the doubles point, the Wildcats fought hard in singles play to salvage a win. No. 20 Scribot upset No. 6 Peterson in the top spot, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. In the second spot, No. 75 Mlakar pulled a huge upset over No. 34 Magnani, 6-4, 7-6. Hollands followed suit, notching a third Wildcat win in the third position over Loyola, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. But the Wildcats' upset bid fell short with losses in the remaining three positions.

Scouting Washington StateLike Arizona, No. 45 Washington State is winless in the Pac-10 at 0-5. They are 7-8 on the season. The Cougars have two ranked singles players: No. 95 junior Lorena Arias, and No. 107 sophomore Orsolya Sallai.

Scouting WashingtonNo. 10 Washington goes into the weekend with a record of 12-3, 3-2 in the Pac-10. The Huskies boast two singles players in the top 50: No. 42 sophomore Claire Carter, and No. 45 freshman Dea Sumantri. Carter pairs up with Darija Klaic to form Washington's No. 12 doubles duo.

Head Coach Vicky MaesIn her first year of coaching at theUA since graduating from Arizona in 1999 with a BS in business administration, Coach Maes brough the Arizona women's tennis team from an initial national ranking of 54, to the team's final ranking of 19. In her second year as head coach, Maes hopes to further advance the team's success. In fall play, Maes and the Wildcat women's tennis team recorded several wins, highlighted by a sweep of the singles and doubles titles at the Fall Desert Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. In the regular season, Maes has led the Wildcats to a record of 5-9, and looks to improve the team's Pac-10 record of 0-8 this weekend versus No.45 Washington State and No. 10 Washington.

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