Sufi Wins in Singles, Sufi-Szabo Advances in Doubles

Sufi advances to Round of 32 in singles, Doubles moves on to Round of 16

October 13, 2006 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's Hala Sufi won in singles and Sufi and Claudia Szabo were successful in doubles as well Friday at the ITA Southeast Championships in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Sufi defeated Duke's Parker Goyer, a qualifier for the main draw, 6-0, 6-0, Friday in the Round of 64 and will face Wake Forest's 32nd-ranked Alexandra Hirsch in the Round of 32 at 11:30 a.m. Sufi would need to win two singles matches Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals.

In doubles Sufi and Szabo won 8-3 over Clemson's ninth-seeded Selma Babic and Federica van Adrichem in the Round of 32. Sufi-Szabo faces Wake Forest's fifth-seeded Ana Jerman and Christian Tara Saturday at 9:45 a.m. ET.

Elsewhere in doubles, Middle Tennessee's Marlene Chemin and Ann-Kristin Siljestrom dropped an 8-4 decision to Duke's Kristen Cargill and Jenny Zika, while Blue Raiders Pooja Kommireddi and Stephanie Parkison lost 8-0 to Clemson's Ani Mijacika and Carolina Salge.

"Today was a very successful day for our team as a whole and we have played well the first two days of the tournament," head coach Alison Ojeda said. "Hala won and the doubles teams have been terrific. We just have to keep working in each match."

Full results from the tournament may be found at http://www.tennisinformation.com/tourny/5/1/7/0/7/7/0/default.asp.

Main Draw Singles - Round of 64

Hala Sufi (MT) def. Parker Goyer (Duke), 6-0, 6-0

Main Draw Doubles - Round of 32
Sufi-Szabo (MT) def. Selma Babic-Federica van Adrichem (Clemson), 8-3
Kristen Cargill-Jenny Zika (Duke) def. Chemin-Siljestrom (MT), 8-4
Ani Mijacika-Carolina Salge (Clemson) def. Kommireddi-Parkison (MT), 8-0

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