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Women's Tennis Player Advances to Third Round of Qualifying Draw
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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LOS ANGELES - Arizona junior Lindsay Blau earned two wins in the qualifying draw Tuesday at the Riviera ITA All-American Tournament. Blau advanced to the third round with victories over Stanford's 57th-ranked Lauren Barnikow, 6-3, 6-4, in her first round match and California's Christina Fusano, 6-4, 6-3, in the second round.

In other singles action, Wildcat senior Michelle Gough dropped her opening round match to North Carolina's Julie Rotundi, 6-2, 7-5. UA freshman Debbie Larocque had her five-match winning streak snapped against Ole Miss' Alesia Ignatieva, 6-2, 6-4.

Blau will return to action Wednesday for her third round match against Ohio State's Kristi Dascoli. The winner advances to the tournament's main draw.

Qualifying Draw
First Round
Lindsay Blau (UA) def. Lauren Barnikow (Stanford), 6-3, 6-4
Alesia Ignatieva (Ole Miss) def. Debbie Larocque (UA), 2-6, 4-6
Julie Rotundi (North Carolina) def. Michelle Gough (UA), 2-6, 5-7

Second Round
Blau (UA) def. Christina Fusano (California), 6-4, 6-3