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Arizona Takes Pacific in Home-Opener
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 28, 2006
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The No. 59 Arizona’s women’s tennis team defeated the Pacific Tigers (0-1) 6-1 in today’s home-opener, improving their record to 2-0 overall. The Wildcats won all three doubles matches and won five out of six singles matches. 


“The girls did a really good job today,” Arizona head coach Vicky Maes said. “We are making improvements every match we play. They stayed on track and came out with a good win, and we hope to do it again tomorrow.”


In doubles play, senior Stephanie Balzert and sophomore Juliette Mavroleon defeated Vana Mrazovic and Jolanta Twarowska 8-6 in the first doubles position. In the No. 2 slot, junior Kasia Jakowlew teamed up with senior Iza Ferreira to defeat Natalie Kostenko and Carla Tamborini 8-6. Freshman Tina Razloznik and junior Jessie Rochefort finished the doubles round with an 8-6 victory against Pacific’s Clara Schuhmacher and Helen Schneider in the No. 3 position. 


In singles play, Balzert defeated Kostenko, 6-1, 6-1, in the first position, while on the neighboring court Jakowlew was battling it out against Pacific’s No. 2 position Vana Mrazovic. Jakowlew fell to Mrazovic 7-6, 2-6, 10-6, which was the only loss for Arizona all day. On court three, Mavroleon defeated Twarowska, 6-0, 6-4. In the No. 4 position freshman Tina Razloznik had a 6-2, 6-3 victory  against Pacific’s freshman Carla Tamborini, while her doubles partner Rochefort knocked off Schuhmacher, 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 5 position. Rounding out the pack, senior Iza Ferreira defeated the Tiger’s No. 6 position 6-2, 6-2.


Arizona will return to action Saturday, Jan. 28, against UC Davis (0-0) at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center beginning at 2 pm. 




1. Balzert/Mavroleon (UA) def. Mrazovic/Twarowska (UOP), 8-6

2. Jaklowlew/Ferreira (UA) def. Kostenko/Tamborini (UOP), 8-6

3. Razloznik/Rochefort (UA) def. Schuhmacher/Schneider (UOP), 8-6




1. Stephanie Balzert (UA) def. Natalie Kostenko (UOP) 6-1, 6-1

2. Vana Mrazovic (UOP) def. Kasia Jakowlew (UA) 7-6, 2-6, 10-6

3. Juliette Mavroleon (UA) def. Jolanta Twarowska (UOP) 6-0, 6-4

4. Tina Razloznik (UA) def. Carla Tamborini (UOP) 6-2, 6-3

5. Jessie Rochefort (UA) def. Clara Schuhmacher (UOP) 6-3, 6-4

6. Iza Ferreira (UA) def. Helen Schneider (UOP) 6-2, 6-2


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