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Wildcats Enjoy Solid First Day at San Diego State Invitational
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 06/22/2004
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TUCSON, Ariz.- Six of Arizona's nine singles players and all three doubles team advanced on the first day at the San Diego State Invitational Friday.

In Flight A singles competition, sophomore Lindsay Blau and junior Michelle Gough fell respectively to top 25 players in the nation. Blau was defeated by the No. 1 player in the nation, Zuzana Lesenarova of San Diego, 2-6, 3-6 while Michelle Gough fell to the No. 25-ranked Katarina Valkyova of San Diego, 6-1, 3-6, 3-6.

In Flight B competition, Arizona senior Vanessa Abel dropped her match to Lindsey Hedberg of San Diego State, 2-6, 2-6. In the other Flight B match, junior Joanna Buczkowska defeated Laura Aguero of San Diego State, 6-4, 6-3.

In Flight C competition, the Wildcats swept their three matches. Sophomore Carly Stringer outlasted Gaby Andrade of Santa Barbara, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3. Freshman Uzma Khan was victorious in her match with Lisa Papi of San Diego State defeating her in straight sets, 6-1, 7-6 (5). In the third match, sophomore Laresa Marino defeated Kaley Becker, 6-4, 6-2.


In Flight B competition, freshman Siri Fomsgaard and sophomore Brooke Taylor advanced to the quarterfinal round. Fomsgaard topped Tracy Keyser of Santa Barbara, 6-4, 6-2 while Taylor defeated San Diego's Ann Sepi, 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles competition, all three of Arizona's teams advance to the semifinal round.

In Flight A competition, Abel and Fomsgaard outlasted Whitney Wells and Katja Karrento of San Diego State, 8-1. In the other Flight A match for the Wildcats, Blau and Gough topped Joni Seymour and Liz Yim of UC-Irvine, 8-2.

In Flight B action, Stringer and Marino were victorious in their match with Keyser and Melissa Dillard, 8-1. Taylor teamed up with San Diego's Erica Pyne and fell to San Diego State's Papi and Julie Chidley, 0-8. Khan and Buczkowska defeated Santa Barbara's Jill Katzenberger and Andrade, 8-1. The Wildcats return to action Saturday for the second day of the tournament.

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