Singles Play Strong For Hoosiers At Invitational
November 7, 1998 Singles Play Strong For Hoosiers At Invitational
Bloomington, Ind.-The Hoosiers continued the Hoosier Fall Invitational today in Bloomington, Indiana, with singles action. The tournament consists of three singles flights and two doubles flights, and includes players from Ohio State, Western Michigan and Akron. The Hoosiers playing without junior Jessica Anderson and freshman Amanda Field, both playing at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, had a very strong day in singles.
The Hoosiers won 10 out of the 14 singles matches today. In Flight A, sophomore Ana Ceretto had a great day, winning both of her matches in three sets. She defeated Claudia Castro of Ohio State 6-3,5-7,6-3, and then won in a third set tiebreaker against Western Michigan's Cyra Malik 6-3,2-6,7-6(5). Junior Zahra Ahamed, sophomore, Kelly Blanch and freshman Karie Schlukebir split their matches today. Ahamed lost her first match to Ohio State's Monica Rincon 6-4,7-5, before boncing back to dominate Akron's Arianna Rojas 6-0,6-0. Blanch lost her first match to Ohio State's Castro 6-4,7-6(4), before defeating Ohio State's Rincon 6-2,3-6,6-1. The win over Rincon spoiled Rincon's perfect 3-0 record in the tournament. Schlukebir defeated Akron's Rojas 6-3,6-0, and then loss to Ohio State's Castro 6-2,6-3. In flight B, freshman Ann Poosuthasee won both of her matches, beating Western Michigan's Hillary Schafer 6-0,6-2 and then defeating Akron's Miren Sorondo 7 5,6-0. Sophomore Jennifer Hsia split her two matches today. She lost to Ohio State's Kadri Kanepi 6-1,6-2, before bouncing back to defeat Western Michigan's Schafer 6 4,6-4. In flight C, Kelly Fitzgerald finished off a perfect tournament, by winning two matches today. She defeated Akron's Lauren Kloner 6-1, 6-1 in her first match, and then defeated Akron's Becky Schrager 6-3,5-7,6-1.
The Hoosiers will finish the Hoosier Fall Invitational tomorrow with the final two rounds of doubles play. Play begins in the morning at 9 a.m., with the last round starting at 10:30 a.m.. Tomorrow's action will continue indoors from the Indiana University Tennis Center.
Coach Lin Loring, "We definitely have improved over the last two days of the tournament. Our singles play has definitely improved."
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