March 26, 2003
This Week The No. 46 Arizona women's tennis team took on Arizona State Wednesday, in a match rescheduled for the rained-out match on Feb. 26. The Wildcats suffered another Pac-10 loss in the match, falling 1-6 to ASU. In doubles action for the Cats, graduate student Emilie Scribot and sophomore Dianne Hollands fell in the No. 1 spot to ASU's Adria Engel and Lauren Colalillo, 8-5. In the second spot, Arizona's duo of sophomore Maja Mlakar and junior Debbie Larocque lost to Cindy Sureephong and Mhairi Brown, 8-1. In the third spot, sophomore Kelly Perry and freshman Kristy Randono were defeated by ASU's Megan Yeats and Joslynn Burkett, 8-3. In singles play for the Wildcats, Scribot lost in the No. 1 spot to Engel, 7-5, 1-6, 7-6. In the second spot, Mlakar was defeated by Dora Krstulovic, 6-3, 6-2. Larocque fell in the third spot to Brown, 6-3, 6-2. In the fourth position, Hollands was defeated by Colalillo, 6-3, 6-1. Perry gave the Cats the only win of the match by defeating Sureephong, 6-3, 6-3, in the fifth spot. Randono lost in the sixth position to Burkett, 6-4, 6-3. The Arizona women's tennis team is now 5-7 on the season, 0-6 in Pac-10 play. The Wildcats will next travel to California to take on No. 12 UCLA on Friday at noon, and No. 4 USC on Saturday at noon. The Cats will search for their first Pac-10 win.
Last Time Out
Fresno State (March 15): The Arizona women's tennis team lost on the road to Fresno State, 3-4. In doubles action, graduate student Emilie Scribot and sophomore Dianne Hollands fell in the No. 1 spot to Freno State's Chloe Carlotti, 8-5. In the second spot, sophomore Maja Mlakar and junior Debbie Larocque were defeated by Kathrin Winterhalter and Lucia Sainz, 9-7. In the third spot, sophomore Kelly Perry and freshman Kristy Randono defeated Vlatka Jovanovic and Kristy McRae, 8-4. In singles action, Scribot defeated Carlotti in the No. 1 spot, 7-5, 6-4. Mlakar won in the second spot over Sainz, 6-4, 2-0, ret. In the third position, Hollands fell to Tallo, 7-6(4), 6-1. Larocque tallied a win in the fourth spot over Jovanovic, 7-6(3), 6-1. Perry was defeated in the fifth spot by Winterhalter, 6-3, 6-4. In the sixth position, freshman Ziroca Zasova fell to McRae, 6-2, 6-2.
Florida International (March 18): The Arizona women's tennis team played host to the FIU Golden Panthers, and defeated them, 6-0. Doubles were not played. In singles play, graduate student Emilie Scribot defeated FIU's Bruna Discordia, 6-3, 6-2. In the second spot, sophomore Maja Mlakar won versus Mei Ly, 6-1, 6-1. Sophomore Dianne Hollands defeated Christine Suard in the third spot, 6-3, 6-1. In the fourth position, junior Debbie Larocque defeated Desanka Jovanovic, 6-2, 6-0, 3-0, ret. FIU's Davina Duronio fell in the fifth spot to sophomore Kelly Perry, 6-1, 6-0. Rounding out the singles wins for the Wildcats, freshman Kristy Randono defeated Courtney Jonson in the sixth spot, 6-3, 6-2.
Scouting UCLA The No. 12 UCLA women's tennis team goes into the weekend with a record of 10-5, 2-3 in the Pac-10. The Bruins have three singles players ranked in the top 100: No. 10 Sarah Walker, No. 23 Jackie Carleton, and No. 79 Sarah Gregg.
Scouting USC No. 4 USC enters the weekend with a record of 15-1, 5-0 in the Pac-10. The Trojans' singles arsenal includes four players ranked in the top 100: No. 6 Jewel Peterson, No. 34 Luana Magnani, No. 84 Maureen Diaz, and No. 99 Melissa Esmero. The Wildcats will travel to Los Angeles with three players in the top 100: No. 20 Emilie Scribot, No. 54 Dianne Hollands, and No. 75 Maja Mlakar.
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 5-7, and looks to improve the team's Pac-10 record of 0-6 this weekend versus No. 12 UCLA and No. 4 USC.