Jan. 18, 2004
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Arizona women's tennis team completed competition at the Pac-10 Indoor Championships at the Nordstrom Center on the University of Washington campus.
After receiving a first round bye for the fourth flight singles bracket, sophomore Iza Ferreira lost to California's Monica Wiesener, 6-3, 6-2.
In doubles action, juniors Dianne Hollands and Maja Mlakar won their quarterfinal match against UCLA's Jackie Carlton and Feriel Essigher, 8-3. The pair then went on to the semifinals where they lost to Washington's Claire Carter and Dea Sumantri, 8-5. The other pair of Wildcats to compete in doubles action was junior Kelly Perry and freshman Jessie Rochefort. They fell to UCLA's Daniella Bercek and Sarah Gregg, 8-2 in the quarterfinals of the second-flight bracket.
Two Wildcats played in consolation action today. Junior Maja Mlakar lost her semifinal match to Stanford's Lauren Barnikow, 6-0, 6-2. Sophomore Kelly Duncan fell in the fourth-flight quarterfinal round to Washington State's Zorana Roganovic, 6-2, 7-5.
Junior Kelly Perry had one of the best tournament outings for the Wildcats. She reached the semifinals of the third-flight bracket before losing to the bracket's eventual winner, UCLA's Feriel Essigher. Junior Dianne Hollands reached the quarterfinals of the topflight bracket before falling to Oregon's Erica Panova. Panova went on to be the champion of that bracket. The duo of juniors Mlakar and Hollands reached the semifinals of the topflight doubles bracket. They ended up losing to the bracket's champions, Washington's Claire Carter and Dea Sumantri.
The Arizona women's tennis team will face their next challenge on Jan. 30 when they will take on the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at the Wildcats' home court, the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center in Tucson at 1:30 PM.
Results Singles (Fourth Flight, Quarterfinals) 1. Monica Wiesener (Cal) def. Iza Ferreira (UA), 6-3, 6-2. Doubles (Top Flight, Quarterfinals) 1. Hollands/ Mlakar (UA) def. Carlton/ Essigher (UCLA), 8-6. Doubles (Top Flight, Semifinals) 1. Carter/ Sumantri (UW) def. Hollands/ Mlakar (UA), 8-5. Doubles (Second Flight, Quarterfinals) 1. Bercek/ Gregg (UCLA) def. Perry/ Rochefort (UA), 8-2. Singles Consolation (Top Flight, Semifinals) 1. Lauren Barnikow (Stan) def. Maja Mlakar (UA), 6-0, 6-2. Singles Consolation (Fourth Flight Quarterfinals) 1. Zorana Roganovic (WSU) def. Kelly Duncan (UA), 6-2, 7-5.