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Wildcats Sweep NAU for Season-Opening Win
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 24, 2005
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SEDONA, Ariz. ?- The No. 42 Arizona’s Women’s Tennis team won its first team match of the season 7-0 over Northern Arizona.  The Wildcats swept all three doubles and six singles matches to improve to a 12-0 record over NAU in the program’s history.  Arizona’s results duplicated those of the 2004 season-opener, when the team won 7-0 over the Lumberjacks.


In doubles play, No. 17 seniors Maja Mlakar and Dianne Hollands defeated Ashley Dille and Susan McClelland 8-0 on the No. 1 court.  Junior Stephanie Balzert and senior Kelly Perry, who won the Flight II Doubles title at the Pac-10 Indoor Championships in Seattle, Wash. last week, defeated Katie Schurr and Julie Schmandt 8-1 in the No. 2 slot.  Sophomore Jessie Rochefort and freshman Camelia Todorova defeated Sheena Lister and Ashley Hunt 8-0 on the third doubles court.


Mlakar, ranked No. 63, played in the top slot for Arizona, defeating Schmandt 6-3, 6-1.  No. 23 Hollands beat McClelland 6-0, 6-4 as the second seed for the Wildcats.  Balzert defeated Dille 6-4, 6-0, while her doubles partner Perry beat Schurr 6-0, 6-1 in the third and fourth slots, respectively. 


Sophomore Kasia Jakowlew came off her Flight III Singles title at the Pac-10 Indoor Championship with a 6-1, 6-3 over Lister in the fifth seed.  Rounding out the pack in the sixth slot was Todorova with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Hunt.


Arizona’s Jan. 21 match against UC Davis was rained out.  A makeup date for the match has not been scheduled.





1. Mlakar/Hollands (UA) def. Dille/McClelland (NAU) 8-0

2. Balzert/Perry (UA) def. Schurr/Schmandt (NAU) 8-1

3. Rochefort/Todorova (UA) def. Lister/Hunt (NAU) 8-0



1. Maja Mlakar (UA) def. Julie Schmandt (NAU) 6-3, 6-1

2. Dianne Hollands (UA) def. Susan McClelland (NAU) 6-0, 6-4

3. Stephanie Balzert (UA) def. Ashley Dille (NAU) 6-4, 6-0

4. Kelly Perry (UA) def. Katie Schurr (NAU) 6-0, 6-1

5. Kasia Jakowlew (UA) def. Sheena Lister (NAU) 6-1, 6-3

6. Camelia Todorova (UA) def. Ashley Hunt (NAU) 6-0, 6-0

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