Sophomore Celia Durkin Advances to Title Match

Oct. 23, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - Sophomore Celia Durkin won another two matches today in singles to advance to the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northwest Women's Regional Championship match at the Taube Tennis Center. She will face Oregon's Dominika Dieskova in Monday's title match. Monday will start with the doubles semifinals at 9 a.m., followed by the double and singles championships.

Durkin defeated Fresno State's Lucia Sainz in the quarterfinals, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, and then posted a 6-2, 6-1 victory over teammate Theresa Logar in the semifinals.

In doubles, Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey advanced to the semifinal round with an 8-2 win over Washington's . Dinka Hadzic and Tara Simpson. The duo will take on Cal's Bojana Bobusic and Maria Ravelojaona on Monday. Durkin and senior Amber Liu also posted a victory in the quarters with an 8-2 victory against Cal's Claire Ilcinkas and Stephanie Kusano. The tandem will face Lucia Sainz and Katharina Winterhalter tomorrow morning.

Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championships
Stanford, Calif. * Taube Tennis Center
Stanford Results - Through Day Three

Megan Doheny (1-1): lost to Erin Young (Saint Mary's), 6-3, 6-7(7), 6-2; def. Elke Harms (San Jose State), 6-1, 6-4.
Celia Durkin (5-0, Advances to Championship): def.Stephanie Svanfeldt (Washington), 6-1, 7-6(2); def. Courtney Koenigsfeld (San Jose State), 6-0, 6-4; def. Ekaterina Burduli (Washington State), 6-1, 6-4; def. Lucia Sainz (Fresno State), 4-6, 6-4, 7-5; def. Theresa Logar (Stanford), 6-2, 6-1.
Lejla Hodzic(2-1) def.PichayaLaosrichon (USF), 6-2, 6-0; def. Bianca Selaru (Washington State), 6-0, 6-4; lost to Maria Ravelojaona (Cal), 6-2, 4-6, 6-0.
Joanna Kao (0-2): lost to AllisonRainey (Washington),6-4, 0-6, 6-1; lost to Erica Barnes (Santa Clara), 1-6, 6-22, 1-0 (10-6).
Jessica Leck (1-2): lost to Maria Ring (Washington State), 6-0, 6-4; def. Jenna Tanzer (Portland), 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6); lost to Lizzy Kenfield (Pacific), 6-3, 6-2.
Theresa Logar (4-1): def. SheilaLewis (Cal Poly), 6-1, 6-1; def. Jessica Shu (Cal), 6-1, 6-4; Tara Simpson (Washington), 6-2, 6-2; def. Stphanie Kusano (California), 6-2, 6-1; lost to Celia Durkin (Stanford), 6-2, 6-1.
Jessica Nguyen (2-1) def.CarmenSeremeta (Oregon), 7-6(4), 7-5; def. Carol Erickson (Cal Poly), 6-2, 6-1; lost to Suzi Fodor (Cal), 6-1, 4-0-Ret. (inj).

Alice Barnes/Anne Yelsey (3-0, Advance to Semifinals): def. Karen Konishi/Efrat Leopold (Idaho), 8-1; Claudia Hirt/Anna Leksinska (Oregon), 8-1; def. Dinka Hadzic/Tara Simpson (Washington), 8-2.
Megan Doheny/Joanna Kao (0-1): lost to Stephanie Svanfeldt/Melinda Wong (Washington), 8-6.
Celia Durkin/Amber Liu (3-0, Advance to Semifinals): def. Anna Powaska/Carmen Seremeta (Oregon), 8-0; Saskia Nauenberg/Allison Rainey (Washington), 8-1; def. Claire Ilcinkas/Stephanie Kusano (Cal), 8-2.
Theresa Logar/Jessica Nguyen (2-1): def. Jennifer Jolley/Sayaka Yoshimoto (Eastern Washington), 8-0; def. Cecilia Helland/Svetl Pirmenova (Sac. State), 8-2; lost to Bojana Bobusic/Maria Ravelojaona (California), 9-8(1).

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