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Women?s Tennis Wraps up Busy Weekend
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 03, 2006
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SAN DIEGO ?- The Arizona women’s tennis team split up this weekend and competed in two different tournaments.  Camelia Todorova, Tina Razloznik and Sydni Katz traveled to SDSU to compete in the SDSU Fall Tennis Classic.


In Berkeley, Natalia Toporowska and Kasia Jakowlew competed in the Nike Invitational, held by California.  The Wildcat tandem competed as individuals and as doubles partners for the first time this season, giving assistant coach Brian Ramirez an opportunity to see the two in action.  “This tournament gave me a chance to see Kasia and Natalia play doubles together and begin to assess strengths and weaknesses of various doubles


At the SDSU Fall Tennis Classic Todorova lost her first round match to Alesya Vidov 6-1, 6-1.  She later won her Compass/Draw match on Sunday, 2-6, 7-6(5), 10-4. 


Razloznik won her first two matches 6-5, ret., and 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.  She later lost to Nicole Briceno 6-2, 6-1.  Razloznik’s run earned her a spot in the third place match on Sunday where she lost 6-2, 6-3.


Katz lost to Kaya Smole on Friday, 6-0, 6-0.  She moved on to play in the Compass/Draw on Sunday, where she put up a fight against Yuki Hagiwara, but eventually lost 7-6(2), 6-2.


Todorova and Razloznik paired as doubles partners for the tournament.  The pair lost the first round match 8-2, but won the second days’ match, 8-4.  On Sunday the duo lost 8-1, completing the event for the Wildcats.  


Competing in the Blue Singles group at the Nike Invitational, No. 7 Toporowska won her first round match, 6-1, 6-0 and won her second round match 6-4, 6-1.  Toporowska would later go on to lose to bracket champion, Cristina Visico of California. 


Jakowlew matched Toporowska’s two consecutive victories, winning 7-6(7), 6-3 in the first round and 6-2, 6-4 in the second. 


The two were paired together at the No. 8 spot in the doubles bracket.  They knocked off the No. 7 seed 9-7, moving to the quarter finals where they knocked off the No. 5 seed 8-3.  In the semifinals the duo lost to the eventual bracket champions 8-0. 


“If we continue to build on the results we had over the weekend,
we'll make excellent progress as individuals and as a team through the rest
of the year,” Ramirez said. 


Next up for the Wildcats is the ITA All-American tournament in Pacific Palisades, Calif.  The tournament will begin on Tuesday Oct. 3-8.

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