Feb. 14, 2004
EUGENE, Ore. - The No.34 Arizona women's tennis team (3-2, 0-1) took on the No. 42 Oregon Ducks (8-0, 2-0) in its first road dual-match of the season. The Ducks defeated Arizona, 6-1. The Wildcats lost all three doubles matches, and were only able to come away with one win in singles competition despite the fact that five of the six matches took three sets to complete.
In doubles action, junior Maja Mlakar and freshman Kasia Jakowlew played in the first position against Oregon's Daria Panova and Courtney Nagle and lost, 8-4. On the next court over, the duo of senior Debbie Larocque and junior Kelly Perry fell to Oregon's Dominika Dieskova and Anna Leksinska, 8-2. The closest doubles match of the afternoon came on court 3 where freshman Jessie Rochefort and sophomore Iza Ferreira ultimately lost to Oregon's team of Davina Mendiburu and Ester Bak, 9-7.
Playing in the number 1 singles position for the first time this season, No. 29 junior Maja Mlakar was edged by No. 8 Daria Panova of Oregon in three sets, 7-5, 6-7, 7-5. On court 2, No. 28 Junior Dianne Hollands competed against Dominika Dieskova. Although Hollands came back from a first set loss to win the second set, she eventually lost to Dieskova, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. In the third position for the Wildcats, senior Debbie Larocque also came back to win the second set, but fell to Oregon's Courtney Nagle, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3. The only two-set match of the day came on court 4 where Oregon's Davina Mendiburu defeated freshman Jessie Rochefort, 6-4, 6-2. The sole winner for the Wildcats was junior Kelly Perry. Perry defeated Jamie Marshall in three sets, 5-7, 7-5, 6-0. On court 6, Oregon's Anna Leksinska came back from a first-set loss to defeat sophomore Iza Ferreira, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
The Arizona women's tennis team will next see action on No. 15 USC in Los Angeles, Calif. on Feb. 20 at 1:30 p.m
Singles 1. Daria Panova (UO) def. Maja Mlakar (UA), 7-5, 6-7, 7-5. 2. Dominika Dieskova (UO) def. Dianne Hollands (UA), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. 3. Cortney Nagle (UO) def. Debbie Larocque (UA), 6-1, 5-7, 6-0. 4. Davina Mendiburu (UO) def. Jessie Rochefort (UA), 6-4, 6-2. 5. Kelly Perry (UA) def. Jamie Marshall (UO), 5-7, 7-5, 6-0. 6. Anna Leksinska (UO) def. Iza Ferreira (UA), 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles 1. Panova/Nagle (UO) def. Mlakar/Jakowlew (UA), 8-4. 2. Dieskova/Leksinska (UO) def. Larocque/Perry (UA), 8-2. 3. Mendiburu/Bak (UO) def. Rochefort/Ferreira (UA), 9-7