April 22, 2010
OJAI, Calif.--The No. 50 Arizona women's tennis team took only two wins in day one of the 2010 Pac-10 Championships, Thursday, in Ojai, Calif.
In the singles main draw, sophomore Natasha Marks took a first round win over Oregon's Juila Metzger at 7-6, 6-3. In the round of 16, Marks faced off against UCLA's Yasmin Schnack, who took the match at 6-4, 6-4.
For the singles invitational, sophomore Debora Castany took a 6-1, 7-5 win over Washington State's Lea Jansen in the first round. In the round of 16, Castany was defeated by Washington's Samantha Smith, 6-4, 6-1.
Up next, the Wildcats head into doubles play. In the main draw, Marks and senior Claire Rietsch will be going up against Stanford's duo of Mallory Burdette and Stacey Tan.
In the invitational draw, Castany and junior Jane Huh will face the winner of the morning match between California's Stephany Chang and Nelly Radeva against Washington State's Lea Jansen and Marina Nicolas.
Also in the invitational draw, sophomore Shannon Cassidy and freshman Elizabeth Hammond will be taking on USC's Cristalia Andrews and Valeria Pulido, and sophomore Sarah Landsman and Natalia Toporowska will face Washington State's Ksenia Googe and Andjela Kankaras in the opening round.
Main Draw Round 1
Marks UA def. Metzger ORE 7-6, 6-3
L. Burdette STAN def. Rietsch UA 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Cossou CAL def. Landsman UA 6-4, 6-4
Schnack UCLA def. Marks UA 6-4, 6-4
Invitational Draw Round 1
Kinstler USC def. Toporowska UA 6-4, 6-4
Yen STAN def. Huh UA 6-2, 6-4
Pantic UCLA def. Hammond UA 6-0, 6-0
Cassidy UA def. Hansen STAN Wo(inj)
Castany UA def. Jansen WSU 6-1, 7-5
Andrews USC def. Cassidy UA 6-0, 6-0
Smith WASH def. Castany UA 6-4, 6-1