Hoosiers Finish Invitational With Doubles
November 8, 1998 Hoosiers Finish Invitational With Doubles
Bloomington, Ind.-The Hoosiers finished the Hoosier Fall Invitational today in Bloomington, Indiana with doubles 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, won five out of their eight doubles matches today.
In flight one, two of the Hoosiers teams were perfect today. Junior Zahra Ahamed and senior Kelly Fitzgerald knocked off Akrons's Donna Peters and Becky Schrager 8-4 to the open the day. They then cameback to win in a tiebreaker against Western Michigan's Diana Demetrescu and Hillary Schafer 9-8(3). Sophomores Ana Ceretto and Jennifer Hsia defeated Ohio State's Claudia Castro and Monica Rincon 8-5, before defeating Akron's Peters and Schrager 8-5. Also, in flight one, sophomore Kelly Blanch and freshman Karie Schlukebir split their matches today. The lost their opening match to Western Michigan's Demestrescu and Schafer 8-5, but bounced back to knock off Ohio State's Castro and Rincon 8-4. In flight two, freshman Ann Poosuthasee played with Akron's Lauren Kloner. They lost both of the matches that they play. First, to Ohio State's Ohio State's Kadri Kanepi and Monica Koplas 8-5, then to Akron's Arianna Rojas and Miren Sorondo 8-6.
The Hoosier Fall Invitational concludes the Hoosiers fall season. They will next step on the court in the end of January as they travel to face Western Michigan and Akron. For any information concerning women's tennis or for interview requests, feel free to call Alex Simon at (812) 855-9399.
Coach Lin Loring, "Our doubles showed improvement today. We are definitely moving better at the net and that is something that we definitely need to do if we are going to hold serve."
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