Women's Tennis

    Four Ranked in Midwest Region

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    December 8, 2004

    Four Ranked In Midwest Region

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Four Indiana women's tennis players ranked in the top-30 of the first Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Region rankings. Senior Dora Vastag, junior Sarah Batty, sophomore Laura McGaffigan and freshman Brianna Williams are among the top singles players and the duo of Batty and McGaffigan sit amid the best doubles teams.

    Vastag is the highest Hoosier at 12th, while Batty and McGaffigan ranked 24th and 25th, respectively. Williams was the final member of the team to appear in the rankings at 28th. The doubles pair of Batty and McGaffigan rests in 12th overall among Midwest Region teams.

    Vastag, a 2004 All-Big Ten honoree, is no stranger to the ITA rankings, as she ranked 37th in the ITA preseason national rankings released this summer. The national winter rankings will be released on Jan. 11. Batty, an All-American in doubles last season, and Vastag ranked 31st this summer in the national doubles poll.

    All four players had successful fall campaigns, led by Vastag, who finished second at the Bronco Invitational in the team's first outing this season. The Okemos, Mich., native advanced to the round of 16 at the prestigious Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional in Minneapolis, Minn., in late October.

    Vastag closed the fall with a record of 8-5, while Batty had a mark of 3-1. She, along with McGaffigan, compiled a perfect doubles mark of 4-0. McGaffigan registered a singles tally of 8-4 and Williams had the most singles wins this fall with a 9-3 ledger.

    Big Ten member Northwestern had the most singles players ranked in the top-30 with five. Indiana and Notre Dame each had four, while Purdue and Iowa ranked three apiece.

    Midwest Singles
    1. Audra Cohen - Northwestern
    2. Cristelle Grier - Northwestern
    3. Alexis Proussis - Northwestern
    4. Katie McGaffigan - Wisconsin
    5. Hala Sufi - Purdue
    6. Catrina Thompson - Notre Dame
    7. Michelle DaCosta - Michigan
    8. Victoria Domina - Eastern Michigan
    9. Cynthia Goulet - Illinois
    10. Elizabeth Exon - Michigan
    11. Brooke Buck - Notre Dame
    12. Dora Vastag - Indiana
    13. Megan Racette - Iowa
    14. Hillary Mintz - Iowa
    15. Caitlyn Burke - Wisconsin
    16. Beatrix Cabrera - Illinois Chicago
    17. Milica Vessilinovic - Iowa
    18. Zorica Stefanovic - Drake
    19. Valerie Vladea - Northwestern
    20. Marina Parashkevova - DePaul
    21. Christian Thompson - Notre Dame
    22. Stephanie Wooten - Purdue
    23. Lauren Connelly - Notre Dame
    24. Sara Batty - Indiana
    25. Laura McGaffigan - Indiana
    26. Jamie Piessel - Northwestern
    27. Lauren Clary - Xavier
    28. Brianna Williams - Indiana
    29. Brooke Beier - Purdue
    30. Beatrix Csordas - DePaul

    1. Cohen/Grier - Northwestern
    2. Thompson/Thompson - Notre Dame
    3. DaCosta/Delicata - Michigan
    4. McGaffigan/Martin - Wisconsin
    5. Harkins/Knue - Illinois
    6. Mintz/Racette - Iowa
    7. Proussis/Vladea - Northwestern
    8. Buck/Connelly - Notre Dame
    9. Csordas/Ganeva - DePaul
    10. Parashkevova-Rehusova - DePaul
    11. Goulet/Wang - Illinois
    12. Batty/McGaffigan - Indiana
    13. Remynse/Hirinrat - Western Michigan
    14. Sufi/Wooten - Purdue
    15. Beier/Zuccarini - Purdue




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