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TennisCats Win at LMU
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 28, 2011
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Jan. 28, 2011

Los Angeles, Calif. - The Wildcats are on the road after an undefeated weekend at home, first stop Loyola Marymount University. The team was able to pull out a 4-3 win on their first travel day.

Natasha Marks and Sarah Landsman teamed up for a 9-8 win over Ashley Anderson and Miya Jin, in the No. 1 spot. In the No. 2 position Susan Mc Rann and Jane Huh lost to Elisaveta Pironkova and Reka Rohonyi, 8-4. Lacey Smyth and Debora Castany also lost in the No. 3 position against April Bisharat and Shauna Morgan, 8-3, giving LMU the doubles point.

In the No. 1 spot of singles play Marks lost to Bisharat, 6-3, 6-3. Smyth beat Pironkova, 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 2 spot. Landsman defeated Estelle LaPorte, 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 3 spot. In the No. 5 slot Castany lost to Jin, 6-4, 6-4. Huh won in the No. 6 position against Rohonyi, 6-3, 6-2. The last to finish was Mc Rann in the No. 4 position. Mc Rann and Andersan battled it out for the decisive last point, the match ended in a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 win for Mc Rann and the point to Arizona.

"We were very relieved to walk away with this win today," said head coach Vicky Maes. "We played ourselves into some trouble by losing the doubles point right off the bat. This put a good amount of pressure on the team for singles. Fortunately, Susan stepped up big time under really challenging circumstances (being the last one on with the match tied at 3-3) and earned our team the win. Tomorrow, we'll have to take the lessons we learned into our match with CSUN and do better."

The Cats play next on Saturday, January 29, 2011 against Cal State Northridge.

No. 49 Arizona 4, Loyola Marymount 3

Los Angeles, Calif.


1. Marks/Landsman (UA) def. Anderson/Jin (LMU) 9-8

2. Pironkova/Rohonyi (LMU) def. Mc Rann/Huh (UA) 8-4

3. Bisharat/Morgan (LMU) def. Smyth/Castany (UA) 8-3

LMU wins doubles point


1. April Bisharat (LMU) def. Natasha Marks (UA) 6-3, 6-3

2. Lacey Smyth (UA) def. Elisaveta Pironkova 6-3, 6-2

3. Sarah Landsman (UA) def. Estelle LaPorte (LMU) 6-1, 6-0

4. Susan Mc Rann (UA) def. Ashley Anderson (LMU) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6

5. Miya Jin (LMU) def. Debora Castany (UA) 6-4, 6-4

6. Jane Huh (UA) def. Reka Rohonyi (LMU) 6-3, 6-2

Arizona wins 4-3. Deciding match: #4.

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