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Women's Tennis Dominates Day One At Maryland Invitational
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 09/28/2002

Sept. 27, 2002

COLLEGE PARK, MD-- The University of Maryland women's tennis team concluded day one of competition at the Maryland Invitational, winning 13 out of 14 singles matches. Terps and the pool of seven other participants will return to action at the Tennis Center at College Park at 10:15 a.m. for day two of play, Saturday.

In the top Flight A Singles, three Terps advanced to the semifinal round. Junior Emily Marker (Ann Arbor, Mich.) defeated Syracuse's Daniella Kaluskova in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1 and will face off against teammate Romona But (Timisoara, Romania). American's Alexandra Zerkalova defeated Cornell's Akane Kokubo, 2-6, 6-0, 6-2. Zerkalova will play Maryland's Delila Causevic (Sarajevo, Bosnia) in the other semifinal match.

In Flight B, American's Kristina Georgieva defeated Cornell's Erika Takeuchi, 6-4, 6-3 to play Terp Marta Jedrzejak (Sieradz, Poland) in the semifinal round. In the second semifinal match, West Virginia's Melissa Day will play Penn State's Lindsay Downing.

Maryland found success in the Flight C Singles as well. Junior Chloe Chavardes (St. Nomlabreteche, France) will face Cornell's Casey Cohen in one semifinal match, and Terp Andreaa Fusea (Bucharest, Romania) will compete against Richmond's Courtney Klein for a spot in the finals. Flight D singles play will resume Saturday as well.

On the doubles end, two Maryland teams advanced to the quarterfinals. The No. 25 team of Causevic and Marker will face Cornell's Sternberg and Tallent in Flight A Doubles. Partners, Jedrzejak and Fusea will square off against Syracuse's Konstand and Sargent in Flight B.

Day One Results
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Flight A Singles
First Round
Emily Marker MD) def. Leigh Tallent (COR), 6-3, 6-2
Daniella Kaluskova (SYR) def. Catherine Koontz (WVA), 7-5, 6-7 (7), 6-2
Romona But (MD) def. Maaroa Husaom (PSU)
Katarina Kollarova (AM) def. Nazli Gencoy (GW), 6-4, 6-4
Alexandra Zerkaloca (AM) def. Marsja Kabanova (SYR)
Akane Kokubo (COR) def. Leighann Merryman (PSU)
Tracy Wei (GW) def. Ann Marie Underwood (WVA)
Delila Causevic (MD) def. Vanessa Bagnato (RICH), 7-5, 6-0

Quarterfinals
Emily Marker (MD) def. Daniella Kaluskova (SYR), 6-1, 6-1
Romona But (MD) def. Katarina Kollarova (AM), 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
Alexandra Zerkaloca (AM) def. Akane Kokubo (COR), 2-6, 6-0, 6-2
Delila Causevic (MD) def. Tracy Wei (GW), 6-1, 6-0

Flight B Singles
First Round
Marta Jedrzejak (MD) def. Samantha Fisher (GW), 6-0, 6-1
Lindsay Cox (RICH) def. Sarah Spence (PSU)
Kristina Georgieva (AM) def. Shervin Saedinia (SYR), 6-2, 6-0
Erika Takeuchi (COR) def. Jennifer Watkins (WVA), 6-1, 6-3
Jennifer Dent (MD) def. Katie Karhohs (RICH), 6-4, 6-2
Meiissa Day (WVA) def. Olya Mikhailova (AM), 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
Natashe Bode (GW) def. Kate Sternberg (COR), 7-6(3), 6-4
Lindsay Downing (PSU) def. Trine Lisa Juliussen (SYR), 6-2, 3-6, 7-5(8)

Quarterfinals
Marta Jedrzejak (MD) def. Lindsay Cox (RICH), 6-1, 7-5
Kristina Georgieva (AM) def. Erika Takeuchi (COR), 6-4, 6-3
Meiissa Day (WVA) def. Jennifer Dent (MD), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Lindsay Downing (PSU) def. Natashe Bode (GW), 6-1, 6-3

Flight C Singles
First Round
Chloe Chavardes (MD) - bye
Sevla Gonca (GW) def. Wei Ming Leong (SYR), 7-6(6), 6-1
Casey Cohen (RICH) def. Raynie Theis (WVA), 7-5, 7-6(2)
Nicole Chiu (COR) def. Ashley Retlev (AM), 6-4, 6-3
Courtney Klein (RICH) def. Estee Bartell (GW), 6-4, 6-3
Melissa Tu (COR) def. Lauren Rothe (WVA), 6-1, 6-4
Kristina Bech Holte (SYR) def. Melissa Rausch (AM), 6-0, 6-2
Andreaa Fusea (MD) - bye

Quarterfinals
Chloe Chavardes (MD) def. Sevla Gonca (GW), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Casey Cohen (RICH) def. Nicole Chiu (COR), 6-0, 6-1
Courtney Klein (RICH) def. Melissa Tu (COR), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Andreaa Fusea (MD) def. Kristina Bech Holte (SYR), 6-1, 6-3

Flight D Singles
Quarterfinals
Liying Wang (COR) - bye
Tricia Sargent (SYR) def. Jennifer Sunshine (GW), 6-1, 6-1
Kara Maloy (COR) def. Alexa Konstand (SYR), 6-0, 6-0
Lea Gillies (GW) - bye

Flight A Doubles
Kabanova/Saedinia (SYR) def. Theis/Day (WVA), 8-6
Kokubo/Chiu (COR) def. Bagnato/Peets (RICH), 9-7
Spence/Downing (PSU) def. Dent/Chavardes (MD), 8-6
Mikhailova/Georgieva (AM) def. Genscoy/Bode (GW), 8-6
Holte/Juliussen (SYR) def. Cox/Klein (RICH), 8-4
Zerkalova/Kollarova (AM) - bye
Sternberg/Tallent (COR) def. Watkins/Koontz (WVA), 8-2
Marker/Causevic (MD) def. Wei/Fisher (GW) Def-Inj.

Flight B Doubles
Jedrzejak/Fusea (MD) - bye
Konstand/Sargent (SYR) def. Sunshine/Gilles (GW)
Koontz/Rothe (WVA) - bye
Tu/Malloy (COR)- bye
Karhohs/Cohen (RICH)- bye
Retlev/Raubsch (AM) - bye
Bartell/Gonca (GW) def. Takellchi/Wang (COR)
Kaluskova/Leong (SYR) - bye



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