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Five of Seven Cats Still Alive after First Day
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 15, 2005
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Five of Seven Cats Still Alive after First Day


SEATTLE, Wash. ?- Arizona’s women’s tennis team began 2005 at the Pac-10 Indoor Championships by winning five of their seven singles matches and one of two doubles matches.


In the Flight I Singles bracket, senior Dianne Hollands, ranked No. 23 nationally, dropped her first round match to Arizona State’s Kady Pooler 7-6, 2-6, 6-3.  Arizona’s other representative in the bracket, senior Maja Mlakar, No. 63, lost to No. 29 Lindsey Nelson of USC 6-2, 7-5.


The third Wildcat senior, Kelly Perry, defeated USC’s Carine Vermeulen in the Flight II Singles bracket 5-7, 6-2, 6-3.  Junior Stephanie Balzert also won her first round match in the Flight II over Washington’s Tara Simpson 6-4, 7-5.            


In the Flight III Singles draw, sophomore Jessie Rochefort won her first match of the year 6-0, 6-1 over Washington’s Cheryl Naruse.  Freshman Camelia Todorova knocked off UCLA’s Anya Loncaric 7-6(1) 6-3.  Sophomore Kasia Jakowlew won her match over Washington’s Monika Kolbovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, giving Arizona three of the eight players alive in the bracket’s quarterfinal round.


The pair of Hollands and Mlakar received a first round bye in the Flight I Doubles bracket.  They will take on USC’s Nelson and Diane Matias, who also had a bye, Saturday in the quarterfinal round.


Balzert and Perry defeated Washington’s Cheryl Naruse and Keri Sugiyama 8-1 in the quarterfinals of the Flight II Doubles bracket.  Balzert and Perry will face Washington’s Allison Rainey and Saskia Nauenberg Saturday in the semifinal round.  Also in Flight II Doubles, Rochefort and Todorova fell to Oregon’s Ester Bak and Davina Mendiburu 8-2.





Flight I Singles Results ­ First Round

Kady Pooler (ASU) def. Dianne Hollands (UA), 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3

Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. Maja Mlakar (Arizona), 6-2, 7-5


Flight II Singles Results ­ First Round

Stephanie Balzert (UA) def. Tara Simpson (UW), 6-4, 7-5


Flight III Singles Results ­ First Round

Jessie Rochefort (UA) def. Cheryl Naruse (UW), 6-0, 6-1
Camilia Todorova (UA) def. (4) Anya Loncaric (UCLA), 7-6 (1), 6-3

Kasia Jakowlew (UA) def. Monika Kolbovic (UW), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2


Flight II Doubles ­ Quarterfinals

(4) Bak/Mendiburu (UO) def. Rocherfort/Todorova (UA), 8-2

(2) Balzert/Perry (UA) def. Naruse/Sugiyama (UW), 8-1

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