Women's Tennis Completes First Day of Main Draw Action in California

Oct. 24, 2003

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Arizona women's tennis team completed the first day of main draw tournament play at the ITA Women's West Regional. The Wildcats advanced three singles players and two doubles teams on to the round of 16. Juniors Kelly Perry and Dianne Hollands, and senior Debbie Larocque will advance to tomorrow's play. The doubles teams of Perry and sophomore Iza Ferreira, and Larocque and freshman Kasia Jakowlew will also play in the round of 16.

Kelly Perry won her first match in the round of 64 against UCI's Jaime Hu after her opponent retired. She then went on to the round of 32 to defeat SDSU's Dita Hauerlandova in three sets 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Dianne Hollands defeated UCSB's Mirielle Gruenig 6-0, 6-2. In the round of 32 Hollands won her match over Shilpa Joshi of UCLA 6-1, 6-1.

The third Wildcat to win both of her matches today was Debbie Larocque. Larocque won in the round of 64 in two sets over UCR's Casey Cross. In her second match of the day, Larocque defeated Pepperdine's Eva Dickes 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.

The doubles team of Perry and Ferreira will move on to the round of 16 thanks to a win over UCLA's Gregg and Gordon 8-4. The team of Larocque and Jakowlew will also play in tomorrow's action because of a win over UNLV's team of Ortiz Luiz-Smith 8-4.

After advancing from the qualifying round, Kasia Jakowlew lost in the round of 64 to USD's Emma Murphy 7-5, 6-3.

Two Wildcats were forced to withdraw from their matches. After a win over CSUF's Ioani Sisoe, Maja Mlakar did not compete in her second match. Iza Ferreria was forced to retire in the middle of a match against SDSU's Katalina Romero.

The Wildcats will continue play tomorrow in San Diego. The tournament will conclude on Monday.

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Main Draw Singles (Round of 64)Kelly Perry (UA) defeated Jaime Hu (UCI) 4-3, ret.Maja Mlakar (UA) defeated Ioani Sisoe, (CSUF) 6-0, 6-2Dianne Hollands (UA) defeated Mirielle Gruenig (UCSB) 6-0, 6-2Emma Murphy (USD) defeated Kasia Jakowlew (UA) 7-5, 6-3Debbie Larocque (UA) defeated Casey Cross (UCR) 6-2, 6-3

Main Draw Singles (Round of 32)Kelly Perry (UA) defeated Dita Hauerlandova (SDSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4Anya Loncaric (UCLA) wo Maja Mlakar (UA)Dianne Hollands (UA) defeated Shilpa Joshi (UCLA) 6-1, 6-1Katalina Romero (SDSU) defeated Iza Ferreira (UA) 6-1, 2-0, ret.Debbie Larocque (UA) defeated Eva Dickes (Pepperdine) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3

Main Draw Doubles (Round of 32)Perry-Ferreira (UA) defeated Gregg-Gordon (UCLA) 8-4Larocque-Jakowlew (UA) defeated Ortiz Luiz-Smith (UNLV) 8-4

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