Jan. 17, 2004
PULLMAN, Wash.- New partners bode well for the Cougars as they take three of four doubles matches in the first round of competition Saturday at the Pac-10 Indoor Championships in Seattle.
Freshman Nelly Dvornicka and junior Zsofia Fodor competed for the first time together and defeated Washington's Flynn/Naruse 8-3. Another first-time partnership freshman Amy Toth and junior Nora Gaal also captured a win over Joshi/Yaftali of UCLA, 9-7. After a quarterfinal bye the tandem fell to DeVera/Matias of USC, 8-1 in the semifinal round.
The regionally-ranked No. 9 doubles tandem of Lorena Arias and Chris Martinez also knocked off their opponents, Oregon's Ferreira/Larocque, 8-2. The tandem withdrew from their quarterfinals match due to fatigue.
In singles consolation play the Cougars recorded 6 wins, and two players received byes into the semifinal round.
By knocking off Arizona's Kelly Duncan, 6-2, 7-5 in consolation quarterfinals play, Roganovic improves her win total to 8 in tournament play this season. Roganovic went on to face teammate Fodor and fell to her in the semifinals 6-2, 0-6, 6-2.
Fodor will go on to face either Cheryl Naruse or Megan Flynn, both from Washington, in the finals on Sunday.
Arias knocked off USC's Dianne Matias, 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals and went on to defeat Oregon's Courtney Nagle 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals giving her 12 tournament wins on the season. She will face either UCLA's Sarah Gregg or Jude DeVera of ASU in the final round Sunday.
Martinez captured a semifinals victory against Washington's Courtney Kolbovic 6-1, 6-3 and then went on to win her consolation bracket after Washington's Monica Hoz De Vila withdrew from the final match.
"Today was awesome, we are really coming together as a team," said Washington State Head Coach Lisa Hart. "I was really impressed with the way we fought for every point."
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Singles (quarterfinals) Ester Bak (UO) def. Nelly Dvornicka (WSU), 6-3, 7-3(3)
Singles (consolation, quarterfinals) Orsolya Sallai (WSU)-BYE Sarah Gregg (UCLA) def. Amy Toth (WSU) 6-2, 6-1 Lorena Arias (WSU) def. Dianne Matias (USC), 6-3, 6-2 Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Jessica Leck (Stan) 6-4, 6-1 Zsofia Fodor (WSU)-BYE Zorana Roganovic (WSU) def. Kelly Duncan (UA), 6-2, 7-5
Singles (consolation, semifinals) Zsofia Fodor (WSU) def. Zorana Roganovic (WSU), 6-2, 0-6, 6-2 Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Monika Kolbovic (UW), 6-1, 6-3 Lorena Arias (WSU) def. Courtney Nagle (UW), 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 Catherine Lynch (Cal) def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 6-1, 7-5
Doubles (first round) Arias/Martinez (WSU) def. Ferreira/Larocque (UO), 8-2 Carter/Sumantri (UW) def. Roganovic/Sallai (WSU), 8-3 Dvornicka/Fodor (WSU) def. Flynn/Naruse (UW), 8-3 Gaal/Toth (WSU) def. Joshi/Yaftali (UCLA), 9-7
Doubles (quarterfinals) Arias/Martinez (WSU)- Withdrew (fatigue) Dvornicka/Fodor (WSU) def. Lynch/Shu (CAL), 0-0 Gaal/Toth (WSU)-BYE
Doubles (semifinals) DeVera/Matias (USC) def. Gaal/Toth (WSU), 8-1