Avdeeva and Horvath Come up Short in Doubles Final at Cissie Leary Tournament

Sept. 23, 2007

<?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>PHILADELPHIAElizaveta Avdeeva and Edina Horvath came up one win shy of a doubles championship on Sunday, concluding the University of Kansas’ weekend at the season-opening Cissie Leary Tournament.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

The tandem, which is ranked 36th in the country and was the event’s No. 1 seed, fell in the final, 8-6, to Penn’s second-seeded team of Kosiminskaya and Koulbitskaya. Despite coming up shy of the championship, Avdeeva and Horvath had a strong weekend, winning three matches by a combined score of 24-16.

In other doubles action, the Jayhawks’ duo of Kunigunda Dorn and Yuliana Svistun were eliminated from doubles consolation play in the quarterfinals.

Svistun, however, did get a singles win on Sunday, knocking off Columbia’s Nina Suda, 6-4, 6-3, in a round-robin consolation contest.

Next up for KU will be the ITA All-American Championships, where Avdeeva and Horvath will compete in the qualifying doubles draw. Avdeeva will also play in the pre-qualifying singles bracket.

Pre-qualifying will run Sept. 29-30 on the campus of UCLA, and qualifying action in both singles and doubles will begin Oct. 1 in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Kansas’ next team event will be the Hoosier Classic, which will take place in Bloomington, Ind. and run Oct. 5-7.

Check back with kuathletics.com later this week for more information on the ITA All-American Championships.

For completed brackets from the Cissie Leary Tournament, click here.