Lady Raiders Buchheim and Varnel Co-Champs at Doctor's Vision Center Invite

September 22, 2001 · MT Media Relations
Wilmington, NC - Tanja Buchheim and Stacy Varnell were named co-champs in Flight C of the women's singles tournament at the Doctor's Vision Center Invitational Saturday.

The two were won their way to the title game, but decided to share the title instead of playing each other on Sunday. Buchheim defeated College of Charleston's Renata Carmargo 6-4, 6-2 and Varnell defeated Elana Blanini of Methodist 7-5(7-5), 0-6, 7-5 to make it to the title match.

Sophomore Manon Kruse will be playing for the title in Flight A of the women's singles on Sunday. She defeated Medina Bajrambasic of Costal Carolina 6-1, 6-0.

Kruse and Varnell teamed in the doubles match in Flight A and will play in the semi-finals and finals on Sunday. Buchheim and Carien Venter will play in the finals of Flight B of the women's doubles as well on Sunday.

UNC Wilmington Doctors Vision Center Invitational Tennis Tournament

Singles - Flight A Manon Kruse (MT) def. Medina Bajrambasic (CC) 7-6, 61 Gabriella Moreira (CC) def. Carien Venter (MT) 6-7, 6-1, 7-6(7-5)

First Round Losers - Singles - Flight B Verena Preiss (MT) def. Lauren Hastings (UNCC) 6-1, 6-1 Jacky Gibbens (UNCW) def. Michaela Gridling(MT) 6-0, 6-3

Singles - Flight C Tanja Buchheim (MT) def. Renata Carmargo (CC) 6-4, 6-2 Stacy Varnell (MT) def. Elana Bianini (METH) 6-2, 6-0 VARNELL AND BUCHHEIM CO-CHAMPIONS

Women's Singles Round Robin - Flight D Kelly Meadors (DU) def. Emily Vest (MT) 6-4, 7-6(7-3)

Women's Doubles Flight - A Kruse-Varnell (MT) def. Kidd-Matrika (CC) 8-4 Capuzzi-Italia (UC) def. Gridling-Preiss (MT) 8-4

Women's Doubles Flight - B Buchheim-Venter (MT) def. Hatch-Rainbow (DC) 8-3

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