Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Blau Advances to Third Round at Regional
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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IRVINE, Calif.- Sophomore Lindsay Blau won her two opening round singles matches including an upset win over the seventh-seed player in the tournament, Kateryna Malec of UNLV Friday, at the ITA Regionals.. Blau gained an opening round victory over Ahn Nguyen of Pepperdine, 6-1, 6-3 before enduring a two hour plus match where she outlasted Malec, 7-6, 2-6, 6-1.

Four Arizona players including Blau, advanced in singles main draw competition at UCI Tennis Stadium. Freshman Uzma Khan, junior Michelle Gough, and senior Vanessa Abel rounded out the list of Wildcats who advanced.

Khan won her opening round match with USC's Tiffany Brymer, 6-3, 6-1 before falling to UCLA's Abigail Spears, 3-6, 6-7.

Gough notched a victory in her first round match from Anita Loyola of USC, 6-4, 7-5 and was defeated by San Diego's Katarina Valkyova, 4-6, 1-6.

In her opening round match, Abel topped San Diego State's Laura Aguero, 6-2, 6-4 and oulasted Paola Palencia of Pepperdine in the second round, 6-4, 7-6.

Highlighting doubles competition for the Wildcats, Blau and Gough were victorious in their opening round match against Loyola Marymount's Julie Hladik and Edit Pakay, 8-2. The duo of Khan and Abel downed San Diego's Erika Pyne and Kateryna Valkyova, 8-4.

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

Main Draw
First Round     
1. Gough (UA) def. Loyola (USC)                         6-4, 7-5
2. Warkentin (USC) def. Marino (UA)                     2-6, 4-6
3. Abel (UA) def. Aguero (SDSU)                         6-2, 6-4
4. Yeats (ASU) def. Stringer (UA)                       6-7, 4-6
5. Khan (UA) def. Brymer (USC)                          6-3, 6-1
6. Blau (UA) def. Nguyen (PEP)                          6-1, 6-3
7. Seymour (UCI) def. Buczkowska (UA)                   3-6, 2-6

Second Round
1. Valkyova (USD) def. Gough (UA)                       4-6, 1-6
2. Abel (UA) def. Palencia (PEP)                        6-4, 7-6
3. Spears (UCLA) def. Khan (UA)                         3-6, 6-7  
4. Blau (UA) def Malec (UNLV)                           7-6, 2-6, 6-1

Main Draw
Second Round 
1. Blau/Gough (UA) d. Hladik/Pakay (LMU)                8-2
2. Abel/ Khan (UA) d. Pynne/Valkyova (USD)              8-4
3. Malec/Bakken (UNLV) d. Stringer/Taylor (UA)  	8-4
4. Palencia/Senoglu (PEP) d. Fomsgaard/Marino (UA)      8-2

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