BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Indiana tennis player senior Dora Vastag advanced to the quarterfinal round of the main singles draw at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Summer Championships. The Open is being held at the Varsity Tennis Center on the campus of Indiana University.
Vastag, the top-seeded player in the tournament, defeated Lauren Bruch of Virginia, 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (7), in the round of 16. Vastag will face high school player Georgia Rose in the quarterfinal round on Monday, Aug. 16, at 8:30 a.m.
Sophomore Laura McGaffigan lost in the round of 16 to Vanderbilts Amanda Fish, 6-4, 7-5. Junior Sarah Batty dropped her second round match, 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (2) to Kendall Cline of North Carolina.
In doubles action, Vastag and McGaffigan won their first round match, 8-6, over the team of Lindsay Goldstein and Georgia Rose. The duo fell in the round of eight to Amanda Fish and Kristina Stastny by the score of 8-5.
The ITA National Summer Championships, presented by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), are the pinnacle of the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, which was played at 20 regional sites throughout the country last month. Over 15,000 men and women have competed in circuit events since it began in 1993. This is the 10th anniversary of the national championships, which were added to the circuit in '94.
The singles and doubles champions from the ITA National Summer Championships earn wild cards into the first national tournaments of the 2004-05 collegiate tennis season - the Icy Hot/ITA Men's and Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships in October (the finalists earn wild cards into the qualifying tournaments).