Kruse and Venter Reach Semifinals of Southeast RegionalOctober 25, 2003 · MT Media Relations
Kruse, seeded No. 7 and ranked No. 37 in the ITA, has torched the tournament in her first three matches only allowing her opponents to win a total of four games. She defeated Campbell's Pascale Veraverbeke 6-0, 6-0 in the first round of the morning and then beat No. 10 seeded Saras Arasu 6-0, 6-4 to advance to the semifinals on Sunday. Kruse will face Alex Hirsch of Wake Forest at 8 a.m. Sunday.
In doubles play, Kruse and Venter won by default over Duke's Julia Smith and Tory Zawacki, seeded 10th, because the duo had to withdraw due to injury. Kruse and Venter will face No. 2 seeded Julie Coin and Maria Brito of Clemson on Sunday.
At the June Stewart Invitational on the Vanderbilt campus, junior Ana Maria Cibils lost to Maria Nieto 6-2, 6-1 and defeated Ole Miss' Emily Ladyman 6-1, 6-4. Freshman Jacqui Williams lost to Vanderbilt's Westerman 6-3, 6-1.
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