Feb. 28, 2004
TEMPE, AZ - The No. 40 Arizona women's tennis team (4-2) competed for the first time since Feb. 14. The Wildcats played in Tempe against the No. 25 Sun Devils (3-3) and came away with the overall victory, 5-2. Arizona took two of three doubles matches and four of six singles matches to beat the Sun Devils.
In doubles action, juniors Maja Mlakar and Dianne Hollands stayed undefeated on the dual-match season by defeating Arizona State's Lauren Colalillo and Kady Pooler, 8-5. On court 2, junior Kelly Perry and senior Debbie Larocque fell to Cindy Sureephong and Wendy Pilecka, 8-0. The second win for the Wildcats in doubles action came from the team of freshman Jessie Rochefort and sophomore Iza Ferreira. Rochefort and Ferreira played on court three against Arizona State's Joslynn Burkett and Sabrina Capannolo and won, 8-1.
Later in the day, junior Dianne Hollands came away with a win in the first singles position against Arizona State's Joslynn Burkett, 7-5, 6-4. The Wildcats also won in the second position as Maja Mlakar won the tiebreak in the second set to defeat Wendy Pilecka, 6-4, 7-6 (4). One court over, senior Debbie Larocque helped the Wildcats clinch the victory by beating Vana Tomas, 6-3, 6-4. On court four, freshman Kasia Jakowlew made her singles dual-match debut and fell to Sabrina Capannolo, 6-1, 6-0. Freshman Jessie Rochefort won in the fifth position against Cindy Sureephong, 6-1, 7-6 (2). Junior Kelly Perry played on court 6 for the first time this season, and fell to Arizona State's Lauren Colalillo, 6-2, 6-4.
The Wildcats will head home to take on No. 9 California at the Lanelle Robson Tennis Center on March 5. First serve is at 1:30 p.m.
Doubles: 1. Maja Mlakar/ Dianne Hollands (UA) def. Lauren Colalillo/ Kady Pooler (ASU) - 8-5 2. Cindy Sureephong/ Wendy Pilecka (ASU) def. Debbie Larocque/ Kelly Perry (UA) - 8-0 3. Jessie Rochefort/ Iza Ferreira (UA) def. Joslynn Burkett/ Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) - 8-1Final Score - Arizona: 5, Arizona State: 2
Singles: 1. Dianne Hollands (UA) def. Joslynn Burkett (ASU) - 7-5, 6-4 2. Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Wendy Pilecka (ASU) - 6-4, 7-6 (4) 3. Debbie Larocque (UA) def. Vana Tomas (ASU) - 6-3, 6-4 4. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. Kasia Jakowlew (UA) - 6-1, 6-0 5. Jessie Rochefort (UA) def. Cindy Sureephong (ASU) - 6-1, 7-6 (2) 6. Lauren Colalillo (ASU) def. Kelly Perry (UA) - 6-2, 6-4