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Venter and McNamara Advance at Regionals

October 24, 2002 · MT Media Relations
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Middle Tennessee's Lady Raider tennis players Carien Venter and Laura McNamara moved to the second round of the women's open doubles Thursday at the Omni Hotels/ITA Southeast Regional held at Wake Forest.

Venter and McNamara defeated Murray State's Annette Steen and Jennifer Ward 8-0. The duo will play the number seven-seeded Kendrick Bunn and Kate Pinchbeck of UNC-Chapel Hill at 5 p.m. Friday.

Earlier in the day, McNamara lost in opening round action of the qualifying singles by a score of 6-4, 3-6, 4-6 to Campbell's Pascale Veraverbeke. Venter will begin singles play on Friday in the open draw when she plays number 14th seeded Medina Bajrambasic of Coastal Carolina at 10 a.m.

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