Sept. 28, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, MD-- Day two came to a close at the Tennis Center at College Park, with four Terps advancing to the finals of the singles flights and two Maryland doubles teams returning for a shot at the doubles titles. The eight schools will compete for the final day of competition, Sunday, starting at 9 a.m.
Teammates junior Emily Marker (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and senior Delila Causevic (Sarajevo, Bosnia) will face off against one another in Flight A Singles. To get to the finals, Causevic defeated American's Alexandra Zerkalova in three sets, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 and Marker won on a default by Terp Romona But (Timisoara, Romania). This is the second time Marker and Causevic will face each other in official tournament play. The two played each other in the consolation round at the William & Mary Invitational, where Marker won the advantage, 6-1, 6-3.
In Flight B Singles, American's Kristina Georgieva will play Penn State's Lindsay Downing. Georgieva defeated Terp Marta Jedrzejak (Sieradz, Poland), 7-5, 6-4, while Downing eliminated West Virginia's Melissa Day, 7-5, 6-0.
Junior Chloe Chavardes (St. Nomlabreteche, France) faces teammate, freshman Andreaa Fusea (Bucharest, Romania) in finals of Flight C Singles. Both of Maryland's semifinals wins came over Richmond opponents; Chavardes defeated Casey Cohen, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 and Fusea defeated Courtney Klein, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1. The finals of Flight D Singles, will be an all-Cornell match-up. Liying Wang will play teammate Kara Maloy for the title, in that flight.
The doubles tandem of Causevic and Marker will compete against Syracuse's Kabanova and Saedinia for the title of Flight A doubles. In the other doubles flight, Terps Jedrzejak and Fusea will play Syracuse's Kaluskova and Leong in the finals.
Flight B Singles
Kristina Georgieva (AM) def. Marta Jedrzejak (MD), 7-5.6-4
Lindsay Downing (PSU) def. Melissa Day (WVA), 7-5, 6-0
Flight C Singles
Chloe Chavardes (MD) def. Casey Cohen (RICH), 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
Andreaa Fusea (MD) def. Kristina Bech Hotle (SYR), 1-6, 6-2, 6-1
Flight D Singles
Liying Wang (COR) def. Jennifer Sunshine (GW), 6-4, 6-2
Kara Maloy (COR) def. Lea Gillies (GW), WD
Flight A Doubles
Kabanova/Saedinia (SYR) def. Mikhailova/Georgieva (AM), 8-4
Causevic/Marker (MD) def. Zerkalova/Kollarova (AM), 8-2
Flight B Doubles
Jedrzejak/Fusea (MD) def. Tu/Malloy (COR), 8-2
Kaluskova/Leong (SYR) def. Karhoh/Cohen (RICH), 8-6