Four members of the CSU tennis team took to the courts against
some top-notch competition at the Wilson/ITA Women’s Region V
Championships this weekend in Tulsa, Okla.
Both CSU doubles teams were knocked out of the tournament on day
one as Carla Pallares and Jasmin Singh were shut out by Tulsa’s
Lindsay Grimes and Kimberly Greenly 8-0. Emily Kirchem and Dasha
Zhurin went down to the wire with Patricia Cien and Karolina
Rowinski from Wyoming but came out on the losing end 9-8.
In singles competition, the round of 64 saw Kirchem take an
early loss to No. 5 Lynzee Kever of CU 6-3, 6-1. The bright spot of
the day was Zhurin, who defeated Christine Skoda of Kansas 6-1,
Friday, Kirchem and Zhurin competed again, Zhurin in the main
draw championship round of 32 and Kirchem in the consolidation
round of 32.
Kirchem had a bye in the round of 32 and advanced forward. She
then fell in the round of 16 to Utah’s Liz Ferris 6-2, 7-6.
Zhurin suffered the same fate, falling to Maria Rosenberg of
Kansas State 6-1, 6-2 to exit the tournament.
Nebraska’s Gitte Osterman won the main draw championship by
beating Tulsa’s Daniela Muscolino 6-0, 1-6, 6-2. In the
consolidation bracket No. 1 beat No. 2 as Suzana Maksovic from the
University of Denver beat Jessica Vanderdys from Colorado 6-4, 6-1.
Maksovic also captured the doubles title as she teamed with Yanick
Dullens to defeat Dolly Change and Lauren Jones of BYU.
The Rams will not play again until Jan. 22, when they will
travel to Nebraska.