Tennis Concludes Play at Hoosier Classic

Oct. 2, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– The University of Kansas tennis team finished 4-3 in doubles play on Sunday, completing a solid weekend at the Hoosier Classic. Highlighting the day for the Jayhawks was the duo of senior Christine Skoda and junior Brittany Brown, who notched two victories on Sunday on their way to a 13th place finish.

Also picking up a victory for Kansas on the tournaments final day was the tandem of freshman Edina Horvath and sophomore Lauren Hommell, who topped Indiana’s Sigrid Fischer and Marah Calvo 8-5. The win gave Horvath and Hommell a birth in the consolation final, which they would drop to Indiana’s Brianna Williams and Dora Vastag, 8-3.

Kansas’ team of freshman Ksenia Bukina and sophomore Elizaveta Avdeeva defeated LSU’s Marina Chiarelli and Mykala Hedberg to advance to the seventh place match, however, that contest would not be played.

The Jayhawks’ duos of sophomore Stephanie Smith and junior Ashley Filberth, as well as Avdeeva and Bukina, both dropped matches in extra doubles play.

Head Coach Amy Hall-Holt believes that her squad benefited from the high level of competition this weekend in Bloomington. “I think that we gained some valuable experience against some extremely talented players in this tournament,” Hall-Holt said. “Hopefully this weekend made all of our girls better players.”

Kansas will next take to the courts on Oct. 19 when it travels to Salt Lake City, Utah for the ITA Central Regionals.

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