Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Gough and Blau Capture Doubles Title
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
Related Links

SAN DIEGO, Calif.- Sophomore Lindsay Blau and junior Michelle Gough captured the Flight A doubles championship Saturday at the San Diego State Invitational. The duo captured the title by defeating UC-Santa Barbara's duo of Cindy Amann and Shannon Wilkins in the semifinals, 8-2 and outlasted the team of Zuzana Lesenarova and Kataryna Valkyova of San Diego, 8-6 in the finals.

In other Flight A doubles competition, freshman Siri Fomsgaard and senior Vanessa Abel fell to Lesenarova and Valkyova , 8-1 but then rebounded to win their match against Santa Barbara's Amann and Wilkins, 8-2.

In Flight B action, sophomores Carly Stringer and Laresa Marino split their two matches on the day losing to San Diego State's Lisa Papi and Julie Chidley in their first match, 8-4 and bounced back in their second match defeating San Diego's Heather Polumbus and Stacy Lee, 8-4. The tandem of freshman Uzma Khan and junior Joanna Buczkowska won their opening match of the day defeating Polumbus and Lee, 8-5 and dropped their second match to Papi and Chidley, 8-5.

In singles competition in the Flight A bracket, Blau was outlasted by Cyndi Amann of Sant Barbara, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3 while Gough advanced by default over Shannon Wilkins of San Diego State.

In Flight B action, San Diego State's Katja Karrento downed Buczkowska, 6-4, 3-6 while Abel was victorious in her match with Santa Barbara's Jill Katzenberger, 6-1, 6-0.

In Flight C competition, Khan outlasted teammate Stringer, 6-1, 7-6 (5), moving her into the championship match. In the other match, Marino was victorious in her match with San Diego's Heather Polumbus, 6-1, 6-4.

In Flight D action, Chidley defeated Stringer, 6-2, 2-6 and fellow teammate sophomore Brooke Taylor defeated San Diego State's Emelie Bengsston to move into the championship match of the bracket.

Competition concludes at the San Diego State Invitational Sunday.


Bear Down Challenge W Tennis