Kansas Completes ITA Regional Qualifying Rounds

Oct. 20, 2004

Tulsa, Okla. – The University of Kansas tennis team completed the first day of competition on Wednesday at the Wilson/ITA Regionals in Tulsa, Okla., held at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Freshman Stephanie Smith advanced in the first round of qualifying over Arkansas-Little Rock’s Ellie Vicary, 6-4, 6-3. Smith was unable to advance any further as she was dropped by New Mexico’s Nora Quintal 6-3, 6-1, in the second qualifying round.

KU’s other two day one participants, Luiza Loureiro and Ashley Filberth were unable to make it to the second qualifying round, as Loureiro lost 6-2, 6-3, to Nebraska’s Pamela Castellejos and Filberth fell to Oklahoma’s Christi Baxley, 6-1, 6-1.

Play will continue on Thursday with singles and doubles competition beginning at 9 a.m. Live scoring for the event can be accessed on the University of Tulsa’s web site at www.TulsaHurricane.com.

The Wilson/ITA Regional will mark the conclusion of the `Hawks fall session of play.