Middle Tennessee Doubles Advance at All-AmericaOctober 9, 2002 · MT Media Relations
The match was tight until the final games when Kruse and Varnell poured it on and finished off the team from Ole Miss. After only being up 5-4, the Lady Raider duo won the final three games to take the match.
In qualifying singles action, Kruse won the opening round by defeating Harvard's Alexis Matire 6-2, 6-3. Boise State's Renata Stoop defeated Kruse in the second round 4-6, 1-6.
Kruse and Varnell will begin second round action at All-America at noon PT on Wednesday.
The 37th-ranked doubles tandem of Daniel Klemetz and Kirk Jackson defeated Indiana State's Henry Choi and Daliber Mihajlovic, 8-6, on Tuesday at the 2002 Icy Hot/ITA Men's All-American Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn., at the Champions Club.
The Middle Tennessee pairing plays at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday against Southern Cal's Johan Berg and Daniel Langre. A win on Wednesday would put the two into the main draw doubles that begins Friday. Klemetz is seeded eighth in the main draw singles that also begins Friday.
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