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Gough Advances to Semifinals at ITA Women's Tennis Tourney
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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IRVINE, Calif. - Arizona senior Michelle Gough earned a berth in the semifinal round of the singles main draw Saturday at the ITA Region VIII Tournament.

Seeded ninth in the tournament, Gough defeated UCLA's Catherine Hawley, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, in the the third round. In her quarterfinal round match, Gough defeated the No. 15 seed Paola Palencia of Pepperdine, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

In doubles play, Gough and teammate, junior Lindsay Blau won their first two matches in the tournament to advance to the quarterfinal round. In the opening round, the duo defeated UCLA's Petya Marinova and Lauren Fisher, 8-5. In their second round match, Blau and Gough outlasted Southern California's team of Bernadette Bayani and Anita Loyola, 8-4.

The Wildcats return to action Sunday morning at 9 a.m. PST for the semifinal round of main draw competition. Doubles play is scheduled to follow at noon PST.

Main Draw
Third Round

  • Jewel Peterson (USC) def. Lindsay Blau (UA), 6-2, 6-3
  • Michelle Gough (UA) def. Catherine Hawley (UCLA),1-6, 7-5, 6-3
  • Michelle Gough (UA) def Paola Palencia (PEP), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

    Main Draw
    First Round

  • Sara Walker/Zana Zlebnik (UCLA) def. Laresa Marino/Debbie Larocque (UA), 8-4
  • Kate Romm/Danielle Hustedt (Cal Poly) def. Sophie Regnier/Brooke Taylor (UA), 9-8
  • Blau/Gough (UA) def. Petya Marinova/Lauren Fisher (UCLA), 8-5
    Second Round
  • Blau/Gough (UA) def. Bernadette Bayani/Anita Loyola (USC), 8-4


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