Women's Tennis Heads to Pac-10 Championships
April 20, 2004
The Championships: The No. 40 ranked Arizona women's tennis team (6-12, 2-6) will head to Ojai, Calif. from April 22-25 to compete in the 104th Ojai Valley Tournament, which coincides with the Pac-10 tournament. All seven Wildcats on the women's tennis team will compete in the tournament. The women's Pac-10 portion of the tournament is made up of four draws. Singles and doubles competition consist of two draws each, the main Pac-10 draw and the invitational Pac-10 draw.
Taking Down the Devils: In Arizona's last regular season match, the Wildcats took on their intra-state rivals, the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Wildcats first took the doubles point by taking two of three doubles matches from the Sun Devils. With one match left to be complete, the Wildcats had taken two singles matches, while the Sun Devils had three points from their singles wins. The deciding match came on court three where junior Kelly Perry came from behind to win in three sets over Arizona State's Cindy Sureephong. This gave the Wildcats the 4-3 win over the Sun Devils.
Pac-10 Finish: With the win over Arizona State, Arizona finished in a tie for sixth place in the Pac-10 final standings. Arizona finished the year with a 2-6 record in the Pac-10, and a 6-12 overall record. The final Pac-10 standings are shown below.
Team Conf. Overall1. Stanford* 8-0 23-02. USC 7-1 16-63. UCLA 6-2 16-74. Washington 5-3 18-35. California 4-4 16-86. Oregon 2-6 16-86. Arizona 2-6 6-128. ASU 1-7 6-148. Wash. State 1-7 5-17*won Pac-10 Conference title
Conference Rankings: As Arizona heads to Ojai to compete in the Outdoor Pac-10 Championships, the Wildcats will compete among the nation's top teams. In the final rankings of the regular season, all nine Pac-10 teams are ranked. With Arizona ranked No. 40 in the nation, Arizona joins No. 1 Stanford, No. 5 USC, No. 8 UCLA, No. 9 Washington, No. 13 California, No. 30 Oregon, No. 41 ASU, and No. 66 WSU as a Pac-10 team in the ITA rankings.
Ranked Wildcats: The Arizona women's tennis team stayed at No. 40 in the rankings. Junior Dianne Hollands is at her highest ranking of her Arizona career at No. 14. Junior Maja Mlakar is ranked No. 124. The juniors as a doubles team hold the No. 8 ranking in the country.
Main Pac-10 Singles Draw: The main singles draw will begin on Thursday, April 22. Arizona will have four individuals competing in the main singles draw of the Pac-10 Championships. No. 14 ranked junior Dianne Hollands will take on freshman Wendy Pilecka of ASU. The two have not played against each other this season. No. 124 ranked junior Maja Mlakar will compete against Washington State's Lorena Arias. Arias is a senior with a 21-15 singles record on the season. Senior Debbie Larocque will be competing against Diane Matias of USC. The final singles player in this brackett is junior Kelly Perry. Perry will take on No. 39 ranked Theresa Logar of Stanford. Logar holds a 30-2 record on the season.
Invitational Pac-10 Singles Draw: The invitational singles draw will begin on Thursday, April 22. Arizona's remaining three players will compete in the invitational brackett of Pac-10 competition. Sophomore Iza Ferreira will compete against USC's Erica Sauer. Freshman Kasia Jakowlew will take on Washington State's Chris Martinez. Freshman Jessie Rochefort will compete against Stanford's No. 100 ranked Anne Yelsey in first round action.
Main Pac-10 Doubles Draw: The main doubles draw will start on Friday, April 23. The Wildcats will have two doubles teams competing in the main doubles action of the tournament. The No. 8 ranked team of juniors Dianne Hollands and Maja Mlakar will compete against Arizona State's team of Wendy Pilecka and Cindy Sureephong. The team of senior Debbie Larocque and freshman Kasia Jakowlew will compete against Arizona State's team of Lauren Colalillo and Kady Pooler.
Invitational Pac-10 Doubles Draw: The invitational doubles draw will start on Friday, April 23. The Wildcats will have one doubles team in the invitational Pac-10 doubles draw. Junior Kelly Perry and freshman Jessie Rochefort will receive a first round bye. In the second round, the pair will take on either Washington State's team of Nelly Dvornikca and Zorana Roganovic, or California's team of Jessica Shu and Monica Wiesener.