Tennis to Head to Bloomington for Hoosier Classic

Sept. 28, 2005


LAWRENCE, Kan.– The University of Kansas tennis team will continue its Fall season as it travels to Bloomington, Ind., for the Hoosier Classic which is set to be played on the campus of the University of Indiana. The three-day event will run from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2. This year’s tournament boasts a highly competitive field, including host-school Indiana, Notre Dame, Murray State, LSU, and in-state Big 12 rival Kansas State.

Kansas opened its 2005 Fall slate two weekends ago when it finished with an impressive 21-7 record in singles and doubles play combined at the Hurricane Invitational in Tulsa, Okla. The Jayhawks are hoping to pick up where they left off at Tulsa this weekend. “We want to keep our momentum going with another strong weekend,” head coach Amy Hall-Holt said. “Hopefully, we can build on our success in Tulsa by competing well against another very strong tournament field.”

The 2005 preseason ITA singles rankings are represented well in the Classic. Notre Dame’s Catrina Thompson (No. 27) and Brook Buck (No. 54), Indiana’s Sarah Batty (No. 82) and Dora Vastag (No. 90), and Kansas State’s Tamar Kvaratskhelia (No. 95), all appear in the preseason poll.

The tournament also boasts three doubles tandems which are listed in the preseason ITA rankings. Notre Dame’s duos of Catrina Thompson and Christian Thompson (No. 2) and Brook Buck and Keley Tefft (No. 60), along with Indiana’s team of Sarah Batty and Laura McGaffigan (No. 19), comprise the Classic’s representation in the rankings.

After this weekend’s event, the Jayhawks will compete in two more tournaments to round out their Fall schedule before beginning their Spring match schedule in early 2006.