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Wildcats fall to No. 9 California
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 06/22/2004
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March 5, 2004

TUCSON, Ariz. - The No. 31 Arizona women's tennis team (4-3) took on the No. 9 California Golden Bears (9-3). The Wildcats lost two out of three doubles matches and five out of six singles matches for the overall loss, 6-1.

In doubles action, junior Kelly Perry and senior Debbie Larocque had the sole win in doubles for the Wildcats. The pair played in the second position and defeated California's team of Nicole Havlicek and Sasha Podkolzina, 8-4. On court 1, the team of juniors Dianne Hollands and Maja Mlakar fell to California's Raquel Kops-Jones and Jieun Jacobs, 8-6. Over on court 3, the team of freshman Jessie Rochefort and sophomore Iza Ferreira lost to the Golden Bears' team of Catherine Lynch and Monica Wiesner, 8-3. The two wins in doubles by California gave the Golden Bears the doubles point.


Playing in the first position for singles action, Mlakar competed against Kops-Jones and lost, 6-4, 7-6. On court 2, Hollands received the lone singles win for the Wildcats against California's Jacobs, 1-6, 6-4, (10-5). Larocque fell to California's Lynch despite a comeback in the second set, 6-1, 6-4. Freshman Kasia Jakowlew lost on court 4 to Havlicek in two sets, 6-1, 6-2. Playing in the fifth position, freshman Jessie Rochefort was defeated by California's Wiesner, 6-4, 6-3. On court 6, junior Kelly Perry was unable to come away with a win against California's Jessica Shu, 6-4, 6-3.

The Wildcats will next compete tomorrow at home against the undefeated No. 1 Stanford Cardinal (11-0) at the Lanelle Robson Tennis Center. First serve is at 12:00 p.m.

Results Singles 1. Raquel Kops-Jones (Cal) def. Maja Mlakar (UA), 6-4, 7-6 2. Dianne Hollands (UA) def. Jieun Jacobs (Cal), 1-6, 6-4, (10-5) 3. Catherine Lynch (Cal) def. Debbie Larocque (UA), 6-1, 6-4 4. Nicole Havlicek (Cal) def. Kasia Jakowlew (UA), 6-1, 6-2 5. Monica Wiesner (Cal) def. Jessie Rochefort (UA), 6-4, 6-3 6. Jessica Shu (Cal) def. Kelly Perry (UA), 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles 1. Kops-Jones/Jacobs (Cal) def. Hollands/Mlakar (UA), 8-6 2. Larocque/Perry (UA) def. Havlicek/Podkolzina (Cal), 8-4 3. Lynch/Wiesner (Cal) def. Ferreira/Rochefort (UA), 8-3

Final Score: California: 6 Arizona: 1

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