Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women?s Tennis Remains Undefeated
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 12, 2006
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TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The No. 58 Arizona’s women’s tennis team (6-0) went 6-1 today against Cal Poly, extending the Wildcats winning streak to six. This is the best start to a season Arizona has had since 1997, when they went 7-0. The Wildcats began the morning by winning the doubles point, and then winning five of six single matches.


“I’m happy with the continued progress on this team,” said head Coach Vicky Maes. “We have a competitive group and tomorrow will be another good test for us against a team that has started off the year quite strongly. We expect this to be a battle, but feel great about our chances at home.”


In doubles play, Arizona senior Stephanie Balzert and junior Juliette Mavroleon defeated Samantha Walker and Danon Beatty, 8-5, in the number one position. UA clinched the doubles point when freshman Danielle Steinberg teamed up with sophomore Camelia Todorova to defeat Cal Poly’s Shelia Lewis and Maria Malec, 8-5, in the second position. In the No. 3 slot, junior Kasia Jakowlew and senior Iza Ferreira fell to Carol Erickson and Shannon Brady, 8-6.


In singles play, Balzert defeated Walker, 6-2, 6-2, in the first position. On the next court, Steinberg defeated Cal Poly’s Beatty, 6-3, 6-0, while doubles partner Todorova beat Amanda Varela, 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 6 position. In the No. 4 position Jakowlew beat Lewis 6-3, 6-3.  


In the No. 5 position freshman Tina Razloznik fell to Malec in a super-tiebreaker, 6-2, 5-7, (11-9), putting the Mustangs on the board. Meanwhile in the third slot, Mavroleon battled for the last point, winning her super-tiebreaker 7-6, 3-6, (12-10).


Arizona plays tomorrow against No. 49 Denver at Robson Tennis Center. First serve will be at 11 a.m. (MST).







1. Balzert/Mavroleon (UA) def. Walker/Beatty (Poly), 8-5

2. Steinberg/Todorova (UA) def. Lewis/Malec (Poly), 8-5

3. Erickson/Brady (Poly) def. Jakowlew/Ferreira (UA), 8-6



1. Balzert (UA) def. Walker (Poly) 6-2, 6-2

2. Steinberg (UA) def. Beatty (Poly) 6-3, 6-0
3. Mavroleon (UA) def. Erickson (Poly) 7-6, 3-6, (12-10)
4. Jakowlew (UA) def. Lewis (Poly) 6-3, 6-3
5. Malec (Poly) def. Razloznik (UA) 6-2, 5-7, (11-9)
6. Todorova (UA) def. Varela (Poly) 6-0, 6-0

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