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No. 24 Women's Tennis Takes on No. 8 ASU
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Release: 02/25/2003
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Feb. 25, 2003

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This Week The Arizona women's tennis team will host No. 8 Arizona State Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.

Last Time Out

USC (Feb. 21): The Arizona women's tennis team fell for the second time in two weeks to a Pac-10 opponent. USC defeated the Wildcats Friday at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center, 7-0. In singles play, graduate student Emilie Scribot fell for the first time this season in the No. 1 spot to third-ranked Jewel Peterson, 7-6, 3-6, 10-7. In the second position, sophomore Maja Mlakar (31) fell to Luana Magnani, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8. Playing in the third spot for only the second time this season, sophomore Dianne Hollands (68) fell to Anita Loyola, 6-3, 1-6, 10-6. In the fourth spot, USC's No. 90 Tiffany Brymer upset No. 49 junior Debbie Larocque, 6-4, 6-2. Sophomore Kelly Perry, in the fifth position, was defeated by Carine Vermeulen, 6-3, 6-2. Rounding out the singles play for the Wildcats, freshman Zorica Zasova fell to Melissa Esmero, 6-4, 6-0. The Trojans went on to win the doubles point, sweeping all three matches. In the No. 1 spot, Arizona's duo of Hollands and Scribot fell to USC's ninth-ranked pair of Brymer and Peterson, 8-6. In the second spot, Mlakar and Larocque (25) were upset by No. 40 Loyola and Magnani, 8-6. In the third position, Perry and Zasova fell to Esmero and Vermeulen, 8-4.

UCLA (Feb. 22): The Arizona women's tennis team fell to a Pac-10 opponent for the second time in two days. The Wildcats nearly upset No. 9 UCLA, but lost the match, 4-3. In singles play, Arizona dropped four of six matches to the visiting Bruins. In the No. 1 spot, graduate student Emilie Scribot fell to No. 84 Jackie Carleton, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3. In the second position, sophomore Maja Mlakar (31) was defeated by Susi Wild, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. Sophomore Dianne Hollands recorded the first singles win of the match for Arizona, downing UCLA's Sarah Gregg, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Junior Debbie Larocque also won her match in the fourth spot, defeating Laura Gordon, 7-6, 6-1. In the fifth position, sophomore Kelly Perry was defeated by Anya Loncaric, 6-3, 6-3. Freshman Kristy Randono fell to UCLA's Shilpa Joshi, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6. In doubles action, the Wildcats swept the Bruins to win the doubles point. In the No. 1 spot, Arizona's duo of Hollands and Scribot defeated Carleton and Wild, 8-3. In the second position, No. 25 Mlakar and Larocque defeated Gordon and Gregg, 8-1. Rounding out the doubles wins for Arizona, Perry teamed up with freshman Zorica Zasova to defeat UCLA's Joshi and Loncaric, 8-6.

Scouting ASU No. 8 Arizona State comes to Tucson in search of a Pac-10 win after being shut out by USC, 7-0. The Sun Devils are 6-1 on the season, and 2-1 in Pac-10 play. ASU has two singles players in the top 50: No. 21 Adria Engel and No. 39 Dora Krstulovic. The Devils also have two doubles teams ranked in the top 50: No. 20 Engel and Krstulovic, and No. 37 Mhairi Brown and Cindy Sureephong.

Head Coach Vicky Maes In her first year of coaching at theUA since graduating from Arizona in 1999 with a BS in business administration, Coach Maes brough the Arizona women's tennis team from an initial national ranking of 54, to the team's final ranking of 19. In her second year as head coach, Maes hopes to further advance the team's success. In fall play, Maes and the Wildcat women's tennis team recorded several wins, highlighted by a sweep of the singles and doubles titles at the Fall Desert Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. In the regular season, Maes has led the Wildcats to a record of 2-3, and looks to improve the team's Pac-10 record of 0-3 Wednesday versus Arizona State.

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