HOOSIERS FARE WELL ON FIRST DAY
="invite"> January, 30, 1998
HOOSIERS FARE WELL ON FIRST DAY OF INVITATIONAL
Blacksburg, VA--In the first day of the Virginia Tech Invitational, the Indiana women's tennis team started off on the right foot by winning four singles matches and all three doubles matches in the flight format tournament. Singles winners for the Hoosiers included Zahra Ahamed, Kelly Blanch, Christy Sharp, and Correne Stout.
Ahamed, playing at number two singles, defeated Leigh Eichelberger of South Carolina, 6-1, 6-3. The victory was here 10th in a row to put here at 11-2 for the season. At number four, Stout improved to a perfect 11-0 with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Valentine Vernaz of South Carolina. Sharp and Blanch won at five and six, respectively. Sharp beat Tracy Kotseos from South Carolina, 7-6(6), 6-1, and the freshman Blanch improved to 3-0 in a three-set win over Mandy Carvalho, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Megan McCarney, at number one singles, and Jessica Anderson, at number three, both lost three-set matches. McCarney fell to Celine Reginer of South Carolina, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, and Anderson lost 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to Tobi Rakic of South Carolina.
In doubles, the Hoosiers swept all three of their Friday matches. At number one doubles, Blanch and Stout combined to defeat Elana Gold and Julia Feldman of Pennsylvania, 8-5. At number two, Ahamed and McCarney won over Karen Ridley and Afanassiev, 8-4. Kelly Fitzgerald and Sharp won 8-4 over Anastasia Pozdniakova and Shubha Srinivasan of Pennsylvania. The win was Fitzgerald's seventh straight in doubles.
The Virginia Tech Invitational continues Saturday with more action and
concludes on Sunday. Matches start at 9:00am each morning.
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