Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Marino and Stringer Advance to Main Draw
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 11, 1999
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IRVINE, Calif. - Sophomores Laresa Marino and Carly Stringer advanced to the main draw of singles competition Thursday at the ITA Regionals. Marino defeated UC Santa Barbara's Tracy Keyser, 6-1, 6-2 in the second round of the qualifying draw to earn a berth in a main draw. Stringer was victorious in her match with UC Santa Barbara's Deb Pepkowitz, 6-3, 6-1 in her second round qualifying match to gain a spot in the main draw.

In other qualifying action, sophomore Brooke Taylor won her opening round qualifying match against Cal State Fullerton's Eleanor Luzano, 7-5, 7-5. Taylor dropped her second round match to UC Santa Barabara's Shannon Wilkins, 4-6, 2-6. Freshman Siri Fomsgaard lost her second round match to UC Irvine's Nicole Kabe, 6-4, 5-7, 1-6.

In doubles competition, Stringer and Taylor notched an opening round win over San Diego State's duo of Laura Augero and Emelie Bengtsson, 8-3. Fomsgaard and Marino outlasted Long Beach State's Sophie Han and Lara Spica, 8-3.

The Wildcats return to action Friday morning at 9 a.m. PST.

Qualifying Draw
First Round
1. Taylor (UA) def. Luzanno (CSF)          7-5, 7-5

Second Round
1. Marino (UA) def. Keyser (UCSB)          6-1, 6-2
2. Stringer (UA) def. Pepkowitz (UCSB)     6-3, 6-1
3. Wilkins (UCSB) def. Taylor (UA)         4-6, 2-6
4. Kabe (UCI) def. Fomsgaard (UA)          6-4, 5-7, 1-6 

Main Draw
First Round

1. Stringer/Taylor (UA) def. Augero/Bengtsson (SDSU)  8-3     
2. Fomsgaard/Marino (UA) def. Han/Spica (LBSU)        8-3
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