No. 28 Women's Tennis Will Face ASU in Final Match

April 15, 2003

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This Week:The No. 28 Arizona women's tennis team (8-11, 2-5 Pac-10) will travel to Tempe to take on in-state rival No. 17 Arizona State at noon at the Whiteman Tennis Center.

Last Time Out:Cal (April 12): The 39th-ranked Arizona women's tennis team pulled a huge upset Saturday against the No. 4 Cal Golden Bears, 4-3. The win marked the Wildcats' second Pac-10 win of the season, and improved their record to 8-11. The Cats started the match by winning the doubles point in the first and third spots. In the top position, Arizona's unranked team of sophomore Maja Mlakar and graduate student Emilie Scribot upset Cal's No. 3 duo of Raquel Kops-Jones and Christina Fusano, 8-4. To clinch the doubles point, sophomores Dianne Hollands and Kelly Perry teamed up and defeated Nicole Havlicek and Catherine Lynch, 9-8. Hollands and Perry have won four of the last five matches they have competed in and are 11-2 overall. In singles play, No. 10 Scribot added to the list of upsets during the match, defeating No. 7 Kops-Jones in the top spot, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. In the third position, No. 52 Hollands defeated Lynch, 6-2, 6-2. The Wildcats lost in the bottom three singles spots, tying the match at 3-3. On court two, No. 50 Mlakar battled with No. 31 Fusano for the match win. After winning the first set, 6-2, Mlakar dropped the second set to Fusano, 2-6. But Mlakar came out on top, winning the tie-breaker, 6-2, and helping the Cats to their second Pac-10 victory of the season.

Stanford (April 11): The No. 39 Arizona women's tennis team fell to top-ranked Stanford on Friday, 1-6. The loss saw the Cats fall to 7-11, and 1-10 in the Pac-10. In doubles play, sophomore Maja Mlakar teamed up with graduate student Emilie Scribot in the No. 1 spot, but fell to Stanford's Lauren Barnikow and Erin Burdette, 8-6. In the second spot, junior Debbie Larocque and freshman Kristy Randono were defeated by Alice Barnes and Amber Liu, 8-6. The Wildcat duo of sophomores Dianne Hollands and Kelly Perry claimed the only Arizona doubles win of the match in the third spot, downing Story Tweedie-Yates and Emilia Anderson, 8-5. In singles play, No. 10 Scribot tallied the only singles win for the Arizona, upsetting No. 4 Liu in the top position, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Scouting Arizona State:Head Coach Sheila McInerney, in her 19th year at ASU, will host the Wildcats in hopes of improving the Sundevils' record of 9-9. McInerney's arsenal includes two singles players in the top 100: No. 11 Adria Engel and No. 54 Dora Krstulovic. ASU's duo of Engel and Lauren Colalillo is ranked No. 44.

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