Women's Tennis

    WOMEN'S TENNIS COMPLETES DAY ONE OF HOOSIER CLASSIC

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    Go Hoosiers!
    October 15, 1999

    WOMEN'S TENNIS COMPLETES DAY ONE OF HOOSIER CLASSIC

    Bloomington, IN--The women's tennis team completed a successful day at the Hoosiers Classic Invitational. Competing against players from Bowling Green, Kansas State, Middle Tennessee State and Ohio State, the women took seven out of eight singles matches and six out of eight doubles matches.

    The Hoosiers began and ended the day with doubles. The teams of Amanda Field/Jessica Levin and Jessica Anderson/Kelly Blanch each won both matches. Field and Levin opened the day with a win over Ohio State's Taryn Bowen and Katherine Martin 8-0, before defeating Bowling Green's Abby Bratton and Erika Wasilewski 8-5. Anderson and Blanch defeated Buchheim and Gridling of Middle Tennessee State 8-2 in the first round, before finishing the day with a win over Kansas State's Petra Sedlmajerova and Eva Novotna 8-1.

    Zahra Ahamed and Karie Schlukebir split their two matches on the day. They first defeated Kansas State's Alena Jecminkova and Anna Pampoulova 8-4, before losing to Claudia Castro and Monica Rincon of Ohio State 8-4. Jennifer Hsia and Ann Poosuthasee also split their matches, winning their first over Devon Bissinger and Tracy Howitt of Bowling Green 8-3, before losing to Laura Maloney and Sadhaf Pervez of Ohio State 8-5.

    In Flight 1 Singles, Anderson defeated Kansas State's Eva Novotna 6-4,6-0. Blanch defeated Middle Tennessee State's Tanja Buchheim 6-3,6-0.

    In Flight 2, Poosuthasee was victorious over Sarah Grohnert of Middle Tennessee State 6-1,6-0. Levin defeated Abby Bratton of Bowling Green 6-2,6-3.

    In Flight 3, Field won in her first singles match of the year over Bowling Green's Devon Bissinger 6-2,7-5. Hsia lost her opening round match to Ohio State's Claudia Castro 6-4,6-2.

    In the Round Robin Flight 4, Becky Wallihan defeated Bowling Green's Kelly Dredge 6-1,6-1 and Schlukebir was victorious over Ohio State's Katherine Martin 6-3,6-3.

    Head Coach Lin Loring said, "Overall we were happy with our performance today. We tried four new doubles combinations and I thought they looked promising."

    The Hoosiers will continue tomorrow with two more rounds of singles and one round of doubles. Play begins at 10 a.m. at the Indiana University Varsity Courts. If it rains, they will play two rounds of singles tomorrow and two rounds of doubles on Sunday.

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