FIELD, LEVIN ADVANCE AT ITA MIDWEST REGIONAL
November 3, 1999 FIELD, LEVIN ADVANCE AT ITA MIDWEST REGIONAL
Columbus, OH - The women's tennis team began play at the ITA Midwest Region Championships today in Columbus, Ohio. Competing against the best players in the Midwest, Amanda Field and J.J. Levin made it one step closer to the main draw, each winning two matches on the day.
Field opened the day with a victory over Marquette's Anna Pavolic 6-4,6-2. She then advanced to the final round of qualifying when Michigan's Jen Duprez retired in the first set. Field was up 2-0 at the time the match was stopped. Tomorrow, Field will go up against Purdue's Melissa Iqbal for a place in the main draw.
Levin, a freshman, made quick work of Wright State's Gloria Montero 6-1,6-1 in the first round. She finished the day with a victory over Katie Dougherty of Wisconsin 4-6,6-4,6-0. She will play Notre Dame's Sarah Scaringe in tomorrow's match to decide who qualifies for the main draw.
Karie Schlukebir won her opening round match against Jennifer Vaughn of Michigan 6-2,4-6,6-4, before losing in the second round to Purdue's Erika Quebe 6-2,7-5.
Jennifer Hsia was defeated by Purdue's Melissa Woods 6-2,6-4 in her first round match. She played a consolation match against Debbie Campbell of Wright State and beat her 6-2,6-3.
Head Coach Lin Loring said, "I was extremely pleased about how well we played today. Karie (Schlukebir) keeps getting stronger with every match. Amanda is also getting stronger after missing four weeks in the beginning of the season."
The Hoosiers will continue play tomorrow with the final round of qualifying singles and the final two rounds of qualifying doubles.
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