Feb. 14, 1997

    Fifth-Ranked Arizona Earns First Pac-10 Victory of the Season

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- The fifth-ranked Arizona women's tennis team earned its first Pac-10 victory of the season by defeating No. 19 USC, 7-2. The Wildcats raise their record to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the Pac-10, while the Trojans fall to 2-3 and 0-1, respectively.

    Vicky Maes continued her dual-match singles winning streak with a 6-3, 6-4 win over USC's Nicole London who also entered the match undefeated in singles dual-match play. Maes now owns a record of 6-0 in dual match play on the season and has an overall record of 18-5. All of her dual match wins have come in the top singles spot.

    Karen Goldstein had a tougher time with Ditta Huber in the No. 2 singles match but was able to come from behind for a tough, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 victory. She is now 5-1 in dual match play and 10-6 overall. Goldstein's doubles partner, Stephanie Sammaritano, also has a 5-1 dual match record after defeating Karolina Bakalarova, 6-4, 6-2, in the No. 3 singles match.

    The Wildcats almost swept through doubles play, but the duo of Maes and freshman Anne-Laurence Bilenne gave up four straight games after leading 5-4 in their match and ended up losing to Huber and Pam Trump, 8-5.

    Arizona 7, USC 2

    1.  Vicky Maes (UA) def. Nicole London (USC)  6-3, 6-4
    2.  Karen Goldstein (UA) def. Ditta Huber (USC) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6
    3.  Stephanie Sammaritano (UA) def. Karolina Bakalarova  6-4, 6-2
    4.  Khristen Pietrucha (UA) def. Eva Jimenez (USC)  7-6, 6-2
    5.  Veronika Safarova (USC) def. Monique Allegre (UA)  6-4, 6-3
    6.  Anne-Laurence Bilenne (UA) def. Pam Trump (USC)  6-2, 6-1
    1.  Huber/Trump (USC) def. Maes/Bilenne (UA)  8-5
    2.  Goldstein/Sammaritano (UA) def. London/Bakalarova 8-5
    3.  Allegre/Pietrucha (UA) def. Jimenez/Safarova  8-3