April 19, 2003
TEMPE, Ariz. - The No. 28 Arizona women's tennis team defeated No. 17 Arizona State Saturday, April 19, 4-3. The Wildcats swept the doubles matches and earned three victories in singles competition to secure the team victory. The win improves the Wildcats' record to 9-11 overall and 3-5 in the Pac-10, while the loss drops Arizona State to 9-10 overall and 2-6 in the Pac-10.
In doubles action, playing on court one for the Wildcats, sophomore Maja Mlakar and graduate student Emilie Scribot defeated the No. 44-ranked team of Lauren Colallilo and Adria Engle, 8-2. In the No. 2 position, freshman Kristy Randono and Debbie Larocque beat Cindy Sureephony and Mhairi Brown, 8-4. The duo of Diane Hollands and Kelly Perry won its match over Megan Yeats and Joslynn Burkett, 8-2.
In singles competition, Arizona earned victories on courts two, three and four to clinch the match. On court two, Mlakar ranked No. 50 by the ITA defeated No. 54 Dora Krstulovic in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2. No. 52 Hollands defeated Mhairi Brown in the No. 3 slot, 6-3, 6-3. Playing No. 4 for the Wildcats, Larocque defeated Cindy Sureephony, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3. On court one, Arizona State's No. 11 Adria Engle defeated No. 10 Scribot, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6. In the fifth position, Kelly Perry lost to Lauren Colallilo, 6-2, 6-1. Rounding out the day's action, Zorica Zasova fell to Joslynn Burkett in the No. 6 slot, 6-3, 6-4.
Arizona will next be in action at the Pacific-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif., April 24-27.
Results Singles: 1. No. 11 Adria Engle (ASU) def. No. 10 Emilie Scribot (UA) - 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 2. No. 50 Maja Mlakar (UA) def. No. 54 Dora Krstulovic (ASU) - 6-0, 6-2 3. No. 52 Dianne Hollands (UA) def. Mhairi Brown (ASU) - 6-3, 6-3 4. Debbie Larocque (UA) def. Cindy Sureephony (ASU) - 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 5. Lauren Colallilo (ASU) def. Kelly Perry (UA) - 6-2, 6-1 6. Joslynn Burkett (ASU) def. Zorica Zasova (UA) - 6-3, 6-4
Doubles: 1. Mlakar/Scribot (UA) def. No. 44 Colalillo/Engel (ASU) - 8-2 2. Randono/Larocque (UA) def. Sureephony/Brown (ASU) - 8-4 3. Hollands/Perry (UA) def. Yeats/Burkett (ASU) - 8-2