May 12, 2007
ATLANTA–The Kentucky women’s tennis team rallied to win the doubles point and then claimed three straight singles wins to defeat Arizona, 4-0, in the first round of the NCAA Atlanta Regional Saturday at the Bill Moore Tennis Center on the campus of Georgia Tech. With the win Kentucky advances to face host and No. 3 seed Georgia Tech in the regional final, Sunday at 12 noon.
Kentucky improved to 19-7 on the season, while Arizona concludes its season at 9-14.
Kentucky won the doubles point in dramatic fashion with a 9-8 (3) tiebreak victory at No. 3 doubles by Caroline Winebrenner and Whitney Spencer, who defeated Katie Orletsky and Natalia Toporowska. Arizona’s Juliette Mavroleon and Danielle Steinberg cruised to an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles over Sarah Woestmann and Kim Coventry before Joelle Schwenk and Carolina Escamilla evened the doubles with a 9-7 win over Jessie Rochefort and Camelia Todorova at No. 2, setting up the deciding match at No. 3 doubles.
After winning the doubles point, Kentucky claimed the first three singles matches with wins from Sarah Woestmann at the No. 3 flight, Whitney Spencer at No. 4 and Carolina Escamilla at No. 6 singles, all straight set wins. Rain forced the match indoors during singles play, and Woestmann, Spencer and Escamilla each finished off their victories inside.
KENTUCKY 4, ARIZONA 3SINGLES1. Kim Coventry (UK) vs. Danielle Steinberg (AZ), DNF2. Joelle Schwenk (UK) vs. Juliette Mavroleon (AZ), DNF3. Sarah Woestmann (UK) d. Natalia Toporowska (AZ), 6-2, 6-24. Whitney Spencer (UK) d. Camelia Todorova (AZ), 6-0, 6-15. Jessica Giuggiolo (UK) vs. Katie Orletsky (AZ), DNF6. Carolina Escamilla (UK) d. Jessie Rochefort (AZ), 6-2, 6-2Order of Finish: 3, 4, 6
DOUBLES 1. Juliette Mavroleon/Danielle Steinberg (AZ) d. Kim Coventry/Sarah Woestmann (UK), 8-2 2. Joelle Schwenk/Carolina Escamilla (UK) d. Jessie Rochefort/Camelia Todorova (AZ), 9-7 3. Caroline Winebrenner/Whitney Spencer (UK) d. Katie Orletsky/Natalia Toporowska (AZ), 9-8 (3) Order of Finish: 1,2,3
NOTE: Match moved indoors during singles play
RECORDS: Kentucky, 19-7; Arizona 9-14