Nora Gaal Wins Two Matches At Pac-10 Championships

April 24, 2003

Ojai, Calif. -- Washington State sophomore Nora Gaal won both of her matches Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals at the Pacific-10 Tennis Championships.

Gaal, playing in the invitational draw, beat Arizona's Kelly Duncan, 6-3, 6-1 in the first round. Gaal followed with a 6-1, 7-6 victory over California's Jessica Shu in the Round of 16.Cougar No. 1 singles player Orsolya Sallai lost her first round match against Stanford's No. 35 Erin Burdette, 6-3, 6-4. WSU junior Lorena Arias fell to Stanford's No. 122 Story Tweedie-Yates, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Tournament winners will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA individual championships, May 15-24, in Gainesville, Florida.

Results:MAIN DRAW First Round -- Thursday, April 24, 2003Jamie Marshall (ORE) d. Chris Martinez (WSU), 6-1, 6-3No. 122 Story Tweedie-Yates (STAN) d. Lorena Arias (WSU), 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4No. 35 Erin Burdette (STAN) d. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 6-3, 6-4

INVITATIONAL DRAW First Round -- Thursday, April 24, 2003Erin Hoe (WASH) d. Zorana Roganovic (WSU), 6-1, 6-1Nora Gaal (WSU) d. Kelly Duncan (ARIZ), 6-3, 6-1Nicole Havlicek (CAL) d. Natalie Dow (WSU), 6-0, 6-0Zsofi Fodor (WSU) d. Steph Svanfeldt (WASH), 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1)Bernaditte Bayani (USC) d. Annabel Stefanchuk (WSU), 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

INVITATIONAL DRAW Round of 16 -- Thursday, April 24, 2003Nora Gaal (WSU) d. Jessica Shu (CAL), 6-1, 7-6Jody Scheldt (CAL) d. Zsofi Fodor (WSU), 6-3, 6-4

Quarterfinals -- Friday, April 25, 2003

Semifinals -- Saturday, April 26, 2003

Finals -- Sunday, April 27, 2003-GO COUGS-

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