Oct. 4, 2003
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Washington State junior Orsolya Sallai and freshman Amy Toth recorded a doubles win to remain in tournament play Saturday at the All-American Invitational tennis tournament.
Sallai/Toth defeated Bernadette Bayani and Erin Everly of USC, 8-6. The Cougar pair will face either Audra Falk and Annie Meenes of Vanderbilt or Pepperdine's Merve Asimgil and Natalie Braverman at noon Sunday.
Cougar senior Lorena Arias also enjoyed a straight sets victory over Texas-Arlington's Marketa Cizova, 6-2, 6-1 in the first round. In the second round Arias was knocked off by Lauren Walker of Texas A&M, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) completing her play in the tournament.
Two other Cougar singles players suffered first round defeats knocking them out of competition.
Junior Chris Martinez was defeated by Vanderbilt's Annie Meenes 6-0, 6-1 and Toth went down in straight sets to No. 94 Blair DiSesa of Rice, 6-3, 6-2.
"I am proud of the way our doubles team played," said WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart. "Lorena played very well in singles, she fought hard but came up short."
Sallai and Arias/Martinez begin the qualifying rounds of singles and doubles play, respectively Tuesday.