Sept. 29, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, MD-- The University of Maryland women's tennis team concluded play at the 2002 Maryland Invitational, sweeping two singles flights and one doubles flight. Athletes from American, Cornell and Syracuse, split the remaining three flight titles.
In the top Flight A Singles, junior Emily Marker (Ann Arbor, Mich.) edged teammate Delila Causevic (Sarajevo, Bosnia) in a three-set battle, that lasted for close to three hours. Marker improves her record to 2-0 against Causevic, whom she defeated earlier this season at the Wiliiam & Mary Invitational. Flight B Singles finals showcased American's Kristina Georgieva against Penn State's Lindsay Downing. In the end, Georgieva defeated Downing in a come-from-behind victory, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Terp, freshman Andreaa Fusea (Bucharest, Romania) won Flight C Singles, defeating teammate Chloe Chavardes (St. Nomlabreteche, France), 6-4, 6-2. Cornell's Kara Maloy captured the Flight D Singles title with a win over teammate Liying Wang.
Marker and Causevic teamed up on the doubles end, defeating Syracuse's Marsja Kabanova and Shervin Saedinia, 8-3. The Maryland duo is ranked in the nation's top 25 doubles teams. In Flight B Doubles, Syracuse's Daniella Kaluskova and Wei Ming Leong defeated Maryland's Marta Jedrzejak (Sieradz, Poland) and Fusea, 8-6 to win the flight.
Next stop on Maryland's fall schedule is Knoxville, TN, where the Terps will play in the Lady Vols Invitational, to be held Oct. 4-6.
Flight B Singles
Kristina Georgieva (AM) def. Lindsay Downing (PSU), 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
Flight C Singles
Andreaa Fusea (MD) def. Chloe Chavardes (MD), 6-4, 6-2
Flight D Singles
Kara Maloy (COR) def. Liying Wang (COR), 6-3, 6-4
Flight A Doubles
Marker/Causevic (MD) def. Kabanova/Saedinia (SYR), 8-3
Flight B Doubles
Kaluskova/Leong (SYR) def. Jedrzejak/Fusea (MD), 8-6