Oct. 26, 2001
SAN DIEGO - Three Arizona women's doubles teams came out victorious in their first round matches at the ITA Region VIII Tournament Friday. Wildcat sophomores Debbie Larocque and Perrine Pernin out-dueled Arizona State's duo of Joelynn Burkett and Cindy Sureephong, 8-4. UA senior Laresa Marino and freshman Marie-Pier Pouliout defeated ASU's Lauren Colalitto and Megan Yeats, 8-6. UA freshman Maja Mlakar and junior Daniela Torres tripped up San Diego State's pair of Katia Karrento and Katalina Romero, 8-4.
After falling in their opening round matches, five Arizona women's tennis players bounced back to win their consolation matches. Larocque won her first round consolation match over San Diego's Tara Livesay, 6-3, 6-2, after falling in her main draw opening round contest in three sets to Long Beach State's Alena Dvomikova, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Pernin lost her opening round match in straight sets to Pepperdine's Charlotte Vemaz, 6-0, 6-0 and rebounded for a straights victory in her first round contest in the consolation draw over Long Beach State's Kelly Chan, 6-1, 6-2. Pouliot was tripped up by Pepperdine's Cayda Keyman, 7-5, 6-3, in the main draw but was able to recover to notch a three sets victory in the consolation bracket over San Diego's Paola Arrangoiz, 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-4.
Torres was defeated in straight sets by Pepperdine's Anna Anderson, 6-3, 6-2, but was able to win her consolation match topping Amy Tranckino of UC-Riverside, 6-1, 6-1. Stadelmann came up short in her first round match against UC-Riverside's Jonni Seymour, 6-1, 6-2, but notched a victory in her consolation match over UC-Riverside's Christie Posner, 6-4, 6-3.
Mlakar earned the only first round main draw victory for the Cats defeating Long Beach State's Anastasia Dvornikova, 6-2, 7-5, but fell in three sets to UCLA's Petya Marinvoa, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3, in the second round.
The Cats continue play at the Region VIII Tournament Saturday.
Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Anastasia Dvornikova (Long Beach St.), 6-2, 7-5
Alena Dvornikova (Long Beach St.) def. Debbie Larocque (UA), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Charlotte Vernaz (Pepperdine) def. Perrine Pernin (UA), 6-0, 6-0
Petya Marinova (UCLA) def. Mlakar (UA), 6-2, 7-5
Larocque (UA) def. Tara Livesay (USD), 6-3, 6-2
Pernin (UA) def. Kelly Chan (Long Beach St.), 6-1, 6-2
Pouliot (UA) def. Paola Arrangolz (USD), 7-6(4), 3-6, 6-4
Torres (UA) def. Amy Trankino (UC-Riverside), 6-1, 6-1 Stadelmann (UA) def. Christie Posner (UC-Riverside), 6-4, 6-3
Doubles First Round Larocque/Pernin (UA) def. Joelynn Burkett/Cindy Sureephong (ASU), 8-4
Mlakar/Torres (UA) def. Katia Karrento/Katalina Romero (SDSU), 8-4
Laresa Marino/Pouliot (UA) def. Lauren Colalitto/Megan Yeats (ASU), 8-6