SEDONA, Ariz. ?- The Arizona Women’s Tennis team won its first team match of the season, 7-0, over Northern Arizona.
The Wildcats won two of it’s three doubles matches and all six singles matches to remain unbeaten in 13 matches against NAU in the program’s history. Arizona’s results duplicated those of the 2005 season opener, when the team won 7-0 over the Lumberjacks.
In doubles play, senior Stephanie Balzert and sophomore Juliette Mavroleon defeated Katie Schurr and Susan McClelland, 8-3. Juniors Kasia Jakowlew and Jessie Rochefort fell to NAU’s Julie Schmandt and Regan Newman, 8-5. Tina Razloznik and Iza Ferreira were matched up against Georgie Mills and Stacey Pincheck and defeated them, 8-2, to end the doubles point.
In singles play, Balzert, who went 18-18 last season played in the top slot for Arizona, defeating NAU’s Susan McClelland, 6-1, 6-4. Meanwhile her doubles partner Mavroleon beat Schurr, 6-3, 6-1 in the third slot. In the No. 2 slot, Jakowlew defeated Julie Schmandt, 6-1, 6-3, and freshman Tina Razloznik came out with a win against Paij Porter 6-2, 6-2.
To wrap up the match Jessie Rochefort who went 4-4 last year defeated NAU’s Regan Newman, 7-5, 6-2, and senior Iza Ferreira beat NAU’s Stacey Pincheck 6-2, 6-3, in the No. 6 position.
The Wildcats next see action at the first home match of the season on Friday, January 27 at 11:30 a.m. against Pacific.
1.Balzert/Mavroleon (UA) def. Schurr/McClelland (NAU) 8-3
2. Schmandt/Newman (NAU) def. Jakowlew/Rochefort (UA) 8-5
3. Razloznik/Ferreira (UA) def. Mills/Pincheck (NAU) 8-2
1. Stephanie Balzert (UA) def. Susan McClelland (NAU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Kasia Jakowlew (UA) def. Julie Schmandt (NAU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Juliette Mavroleon (UA) def. Katie Shurr (NAU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Tina Razloznik (UA) def. Paij Porter (NAU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Jessie Rochefort (UA) def. Regan Newman (NAU) 7-5,6-2
6. Iza Ferreira (UA) def. Stacy Pinchbeck (NAU) 6-2, 6-3