Tennis compete in Oklahoma

Oct 242004
Authors: Peter Scalia

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.

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