Records: Texas (14-7, 8-0), Arizona (6-11, 1-7)
TUCSON, Ariz. - Texas junior Kaysie Smashey battled back from a set down to outlast Arizona freshman Perrine Pernin, 1-6, 7-5, 6-1, giving the eleventh-ranked Longhorns a 4-3 victory Wednesday at the Robson Tennis Center.
The win snapped a five match losing skid for Texas.
Arizona fell behind 1-0 heading into singles play after Texas won two of the three doubles contests. Wildcat senior Michelle Gough and junior Sophie Regnier recorded an 8-3 victory over Texas' Vladka Uhlirova and Ziva Grasic. The Cats fell to 0-11 when they do not claim the doubles point.
On the singles sides, the squads split the six matches. Larocque continued to hold down the team lead in victories recording win No. 22 of the year over No. 34 Uhlirova, 6-2, 0-6, 7-5. UA junior Laresa Marino outlasted the Longhorns' Rebekah Forney, 7-5, 6-4. Regnier won her fifth match in a row notching a straight sets victory over Michelle Krinke, 6-3, 6-3. No. 46 Joanne Masongsong of Texas upended 89th-ranked Gough, 7-5, 6-2, at the No. 2 position.
The Wildcats return to action Friday when they play host to conference foe, ninth-ranked California at 1:30 p.m. MDT.
1. Debbie Larocque (UA) def. #34 Vladka Uhlirova (UT), 6-2, 0-6, 7-5
2. #46 Joanne Masongsong (UT) def. #89 Michelle Gough (UA), 7-5, 6-2
3. Laresa Marino (UA) def. Rebekah Forney (UT), 7-5, 6-4
4. Sophie Regnier (UA) def. Michelle Krinke (UT), 6-3, 6-3
5. Kaysie Smashey (UT) def. Perrine Pernin (UA), 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
6. Ziva Grasic (UT) def. Joanna Buczkowska (UA), 6-2, default
1. #38 Gough/Regnier (UA) def. Uhlirova/Grasic (UT), 8-3
2. #48 Forney/Smashey (UT) def. Larocque/Marino (UA), 8-1
3. Masongsong/Krinke (UT) def. Pernin/Buczkowska (UA), 8-4