Maes and Co. stumble in 3rd round of Pac-10s

By Kevin Clerici
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 29, 1996

The women's tennis team supplied a few surprises in the opening round of the Pacific 10 Conference Championships, with three Wildcats making it to the final eight. But that was as far as any of them went.

After starting the tournament with an upset win over last year's national singles and doubles champion Keri Phebus of UCLA, freshman Karen Goldstein was unable to ride her momentum in the third round and lost to 20th-ranked Sandra Desilva, 6-4, 6-3, of Stanford.

Top-ranked Vicky Maes was cruising through the tournament until she ran up against unranked Katy Propstra. The Arizona State player sent Maes home 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Sophomore Betsy Miringoff moved into the quarterfinals with her 2-6, 7-6, 6-1 win over 64th-ranked Kim Shasby of Stanford, but was ousted 6-1, 6-4 by Southern Cal's Karolina Bakalerova, the eventual runner-up.

All three women's doubles teams won their first-round matches before losing in the second round.

The men's team had little success from the start. All four Wildcats in the singles draw were eliminated on the first day.

Highlighting the men's team was junior Tom Haugland, who won his first- round singles match 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 over Arizona State's Kinm Raisezadeh before losing to Jeff Salzenstein of Stanford 6-3, 7-6 in the second.

"I had my chances big time. I almost pulled out that second set," Haugland said.

The men's doubles matches ended on a bad note. After Haugland and junior Henrik Wagner defeated the UCLA team of Matt Breen and Eric Taino 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, they were knocked out by Stanford's Salzenstein and Ryan Wolters 6-3, 6-1.

"We all had tough draws. We had to play extremely good players," Wagner said.

UA's No. 2 doubles team of seniors Vuk Tapuskovic and Chris Jenkins were forced to retire their match after losing the first set 6-2 to UCLA's Eric Lin and Jason Thompson. The team was forced to quit after Jenkins sprained his right wrist when he went to the surface diving for a ball.

The women's top doubles team of Maes and senior Olivia Gravereaux made it past the first round with their 6-0, 6-2 defeat of Oregon's Shanelle Kanoshiro and Ali Napier, but were dealt a 6-2, 6-1 loss from Amanda Augustus and Francesa La'o of California.

Goldstein and Stephanie Sammaritano beat ASU's team of Reka Cseresnyes and Torey Pratt 7-5, 6-3, but lost to the eventual tournament champions Phebus and Paige Yaroshuk of UCLA.

Arizona's No. 3 doubles team of Miringoff and freshman Monique Allegre lost to the Cardinal's Beth Berris and Emily Burt 7-5, 6-2 in the second round.