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Arizona's Maja Mlakar to Compete in Singles Final Round at Baylor Invitational
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 09/20/2003
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Sept. 20, 2003

WACO, Texas - The Arizona women's tennis team completed the second day of competition Saturday at the Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas. Senior Debbie Larocque and Junior Dianne Hollands played in the green bracket of main-draw singles, and Junior Maja Mlakar competed in the gold bracket of main-draw play. The doubles team of Mlakar and Hollands played in the green bracket of doubles main-draw play.

In singles gold bracket action, earl in the day Maja Mlakar defeated her quarterfinal opponent Mississippi's State's Anastasia Kugakulova in straight sets 6-1, 6-3. She then went on to play UT - Arlington's Monika Peciulionyte where she won 7-5, 6-2. Mlakar will compete in the finals of the bracket against Tulane's Jenny Kuhn.

The wildcats did not fair as well in the main draw singles green bracket action where Larocque and Hollands both won their quarterfinal matches but failed to move on from the semifinals. Larocque defeated Auburn's Petra Bercick 6-3, 6-0 and then went on to lose to Texas's Petra Dizdar 6-3, 6-4. Hollands had to come down from a set to win her first match of the day against Baylor's Stephanie Balzart 0-6, 7-5, 6-2. She then went on to lose to Kentucky's Aibika Kalsarieva 6-1, 7-6.

The wildcats faired well in the Main-draw doubles green bracket where the team of Mlakar and Hollands will play tomorrow in the finals. They defeated Texas's Ristine Olson and Katie Ruckert in the semi-finals to move on to tomorrow's finals match where they will play UT - Arlington's team of Monika Peciulionyte and Simri Van Rooyen.

The Wildcat women's tennis team will finish play at the West Region Championships Sunday, Sept. 21st.

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Results

Gold Main Draw Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Maja Mlakar (UA) defeated Anastasia Kugakulova (Mississippi State) 6-1, 6-3.
Gold Main Draw Singles (Semifinal Round)
Maja Mlakar (UA) defeated Monika Peciulionyte (UT - Arlington) 7-5, 6-2.
Green Main Draw Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Dianne Hollands (UA) defeated Stephanie Balzert (Baylor) 0-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Debbie Larocque (UA) defeated Petra Bercik (Auburn) 6-3, 6-0.
Green Main Draw Singles (Semifinal Round)
Aibika Kalsarieva (Kentucky) defeated Dianne Hollands (UA) 6-1, 7-6.
Petra Dizdar (Texas) defeated Debbie Larocque (UA) 6-3, 6-4.
Green Main Draw Doubles (Semifinal Round)
Hollands/ Mlakar (UA) defeated Olson/ Rucker (Texas) 8-3.

Gold Consolation Singles (Round 1) Liz Sauerborn (Auburn) defeated Kelly Duncan (UA) 6-4, 6-4. Gold Consolation Singles (Round 2) Lara Maurer (Kentucky) defeated Kasia Jakowlew (UA) 7-5, 6-3. Jessie Rochefort (UA) defeated Carolina Ramirez (Auburn) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 Gold Consolation Singles (Round 3) Joelle Schwenk (Kentucky) defeated Jessie Rochefort (UA) 6-7, 6-4, 7-6. Green Consolation Singles (Round 2) Izabela Mijic (Baylor) defeated Kelly Perry (UA) 6-2, 6-3. Gold Consolation Doubles (Quarterfinals) Rosenbrock/ Suitor (Auburn) defeated Duncan/ Perry (UA) 8-3. Green Consolation Doubles (Quarterfinals) Jakowlew/ Larocque (UA) defeated Winebrenner (Kentucky) 8-2. Green Consolation Doubles (Semifinals) Maurer/ Schwenk (Kentucky) defeated Jakowlew/Larocque (UA) 8-5.

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