Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Gough Advances to Semifinals at Women's Tennis Tourney
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 29, 2000
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FRESNO, Calif. - Arizona senior Michelle Gough advanced to the semifinals of the singles draw Saturday at the Wathen/Hancock Bulldog Classic.

Gough earned victories over San Jose State's Vanessa Pinot, 6-1, 6-1, and Pacific's Christiane Barthel, 6-4, 6-2.

Wildcat freshman Debbie Larocque was unable to get past the quarterfinal round falling to top seeded Kim Niggemeyer of Fresno State, 7-5, 6-2.

In doubles play, three Wildcat teams moved on to the quarterfinal round. In their quarterfinal round match, Larocque and teammate, junior Laresa Marino earned a berth in the semifinals with a win over Fresno State's duo of Chantel Wiggins and Liesl Fichtbauer, 8-3.

The other two UA doubles teams will compete in their quarterfinal matches Sunday beginning at 9:30 a.m. PST with singles competition to follow.

Third Round
Michelle Gough (UA) def. Vanessa Pinot (San Jose State), 6-1, 6-1
Simone Jardim (Fresno State) def. #2 Lindsay Blau (UA), 6-2, 6-3
Racquel Kops-Jones (California) def. Sophie Regnier (UA), 7-5, 7-5
#6 Christiane Barthel (Pacific) def. Perrine Pernin (UA), 6-4, 6-4
#8 Debbie Larocque (UA) def. Courtney Jantz (Fresno State), 6-1, 6-1

Kim Niggemeyer (Fresno State) def. #8 Debbie Larocque (UA), 7-5, 6-2
Gough (UA) def. Christiane Barthel (Pacific), 6-4, 6-2

Second Round

Larocque/Laresa Marino (UA) def. #2 Barthel/Diana D'Audrey (Pacific), 8-6
#4 Gough/Regnier (UA) def. Courtney Jantz/Kelly Ramirez (Fresno State), 8-5
Blau/Pernin (UA) def. Caroline Svensson/Marta Gronowicz (Sacramento State), 8-2

Larocque/Marino (UA) def. Chantel Wiggins/Liesl Fichtbauer (Fresno State), 8-3

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