Dukes Ousted From Regional Championships

Oct. 25, 2002

Boston, Massachusetts -- - Duquesne University's women's tennis team made a mark at this weekend's Omni Hotels East Regional Championship. This Intercollegiate Tennis Association event, hosted by Harvard University, is one of eight taking place around the country with the regional winners heading to Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas in two weeks.

Reshirt freshman Diana Stein (Powell, Ohio / Village Academy / SMU) ranked at #60 out of 128 players, celebrated a victory against the #59 seed Diana Webb (Fairfield) with a 6-1 and 6-0 final score. Her next opponent, #17 Nicki Ptak (Penn), defeated Stein in the second round with a final score of 1-6 and 1-6 in the event. Ptak advanced to the quarterfinal round of eight at the event. Stein is just the second Duke to advance to the round of 64 as Marianna Gundin made it to the third round at the 1995 event.

Junior Alina Klinova (right) (Moscow, Russia / W1278) lost to Syracuse's Masha Kabanova, 6-2, 6-3, in an qualifying match Friday morning.

Klinova and senior Marina Zelenovic (Belgrade, Yugoslavia / 11th H.S. of Belgrade / Missouri) were defeated in doubles competition by Lehigh's Maria del Carmen Anorga and Kristen Nowicki by an 8-4 score.

This completes the fall season for the women's tennis team who will resume play next semester when they host Buffalo on Friday, February 7, 2002.




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