Tennis Completes Day Two of Hoosier Classic

Oct. 1, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– After a solid showing in singles play on day one of the Hoosier Classic, the University of Kansas tennis team took to the courts again on Saturday. Four Jayhawk doubles tandems saw action on day two, with the duo of sophomore Elizaveta Avdeeva and freshman Ksenia Bukina notching Kansas’ lone first round victory, 9-8 (7) over Notre Dame’s Katie Potts and Kelly Nelson.

Avdeeva and Bukina would drop their next match, however, and will take on LSU’s Marina Chiarelli and Mykala Hedberg in the semifinals of the fifth-place bracket on Sunday.

After falling in their first match, Kansas’ Lauren Hommel and Edina Horvath picked up a victory in the consolation semifinals by handling Murray State’s team of Casady Pruitt and Anne Pennington, 8-0.

Kansas’ Christine Skoda and Brittany Brown dropped each of their first two matches, and will take on Pruitt and Pennington tomorrow for the right to battle for 13th place.

In singles play, Hommell took seventh place in the flight D bracket by defeating Indiana’s Marah Calvo, 6-1, 6-2, while both Horvath and Brittany Brown fell in their bids to capture the consolation title in their respected flights.

Also in singles competition, Avdeeva fell to LSU’s Marina Chiarelli 7-5, 6-1 in the flight A seventh-place match, while in flight E, junior Ashley Filberth dropped the consolation final to Daysi Espinal, also of LSU, 6-0, 6-1.

“Hopefully, we can come out tomorrow and end the tournament successfully by notching some victories,” Head Coach Amy Hall-Holt said. “It is important that we leave here on a good note.”

The Hoosier Classic will conclude tomorrow with the completion of both the singles and doubles brackets.

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