Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women?s Tennis Falls Short, 4-3
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 09, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Tucson, Ariz. ?- The No. 30 Arizona women’s tennis team (9-5) took on No. 63 Penn (5-3) and fell short, 4-3.  Due to the rain delay, the match started with singles. The teams split singles and then played doubles to determine the winner. The Wildcats lost the doubles point after Penn won two doubles matches.


In singles play first position, No. 92 Stephanie Balzert fell to Yulia Rivelis, 7-5, 6-2. In position two, Steinberg finished in record time and defeated Penn’s Alexis Plukas, 6-1, 6-1. On court three, Kasia Jakowlew fell to Michelle Mitchell, 6-3, 6-3. In spot five, the Wildcats picked up their second point, as Todorova won 6-1, 6-3, over Caroline Stanislawski. On court four, freshman Tina Razloznik split the first to sets 4-6, 6-3, and then fell in the third against Raluca Ciochina, 7-5. On court six, Jessie Rochefort finalized the split after defeating Sara Shiffman, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.


In doubles play, Steinberg and Todorova won the only doubles match for Arizona, conceding the doubles point to Penn and determining a final score of 4-3.



On Friday March 10, the Wildcats will travel to Eugene, Ore., to take on No. 24 Oregon at 1:30 p.m. (PST).


1. Yulia Rivelis (Penn) def. Stephanie Balzert (UA) 7-5, 6-2
2. Danielle Steinberg (UA) def. Alexis Plukas (Penn) 6-1, 6-1

3. Michelle Mitchell (Penn) def. Kasia Jakowlew (UA) 6-3, 6-3
4. Raluca Ciochina (Penn) def. Tina Razloznik (UA) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
5. Camelia Todorova (UA) def. Carloline Stanislawski (Penn) 6-1, 6-3

6. Jessie Rochefort (UA) def. Sara Shiffman (Penn) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

1. Rivelis/Koulbitskaya (Penn) def. Jakowlew/Rochefort (UA) 8-4
2. Steinberg/Todorova (UA) def. Ciochina/Plukas (Penn) 8-2
3. Stanislawski/Mitchell (Penn) def. Balzert/Ferreira (UA) 8-4



Final score: 4-3 Penn

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