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NAU Game Recap
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/19/2008
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TUCSON , Ariz. ?C ?The University of Arizona womenˇ?s tennis team got its spring season under way by winning their opening home match vs. Northern Arizona, 4-3.

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The Wildcats were led by the strong play of junior Danielle Steinberg who played in the No. 1 spot and beat Kim Van Ginkel; 6-4, 6-1.

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Arizona also received a solid performance from freshman newcomer Jane Huh. Huh, playing in her first college dual match, sealed the win for the Cats with a victory over Orsi Golovics; 6-0, 5-7, 6-2.

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ˇ?Jane really gave us a strong effort today,ˇ± said head coach Vicky Maes. ˇ?Our victory came down to her win today and I very pleased with her effort.ˇ±

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Northern Arizona was led by Stacey Pinchbeck who defeated Ariane Masschelein; 5-7, 6-3, 7-6.

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In doubles play, Claire Rietsch and Steinberg defeated Van Ginkel and Leslie Vial; 8-5.

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Then, Katie Orletsky and Natalia Toporowska squared off against Golovics and Edit Suhajda, but were defeated; 8-5.

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Masschelein and Huh were then able to knock off Amiee Oki and Stephanie Vallejos; 8-5, to earn the doubles point for the Cats.

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Arizona, with three returnees and five newcomers, are an extremely young team. They improved to 15-0 in their home openers dating back to 1994. They also remained unbeaten against the Lumberjacks.

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ˇ?Weˇ?re a young team, so it was good to get a competitive match against NAU today,ˇ± said Maes.? ˇ?I felt we could have been stronger today, but definitely learned a lot.ˇ±

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Up next the Cats play host to Santa Clara at home on Tuesday.

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Doubles

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Steinberg/Rietsch UA def. Van Ginkel/Vial NAU; 8-5

Golovics/ Suhajda NAU def Toporowska/ Orletsky UA; 8-5

Masschelein/ Huh UA def. Oki/ Vallejos NAU; 8-5

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Singles

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Steinberg UA def. Van Ginkel NAU; 6-4, 6-1

Vallejos NAU def. Riestch UA; 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Suhajda NAU def. Toporowska UA; 6-1, 6-0

Huh UA def. Golovics NAU; 6-0, 5-7, 6-2

Pinchbeck NAU def. Masschelein UA; 5-7, 6-3, 7-6

Orletsky UA def. Vial NAU; 6-3, 6-2

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