Stage is Set for Showdown at June Stewart InvitationalOctober 20, 2001 · MT Media Relations
Both advanced in the June Stewart Invitational at Vanderbilt University as Kruse defeated Clemson's Alix Lacelarie 7-6, 6-4 in flight one Saturday. Kruse remains undefeated (9-0) in the fall and will be looking for her third tournament title.
Other Lady Raider tennis action included Carien Venter who lost in her match to Sarah Witten of Kentucky 4-6, 2-6 in Flight three while Stacy Varnell defeated Femke de Boer of UAB in the flight five of the consolation semi-finals 6-0, 6-1. Tanja Buchheim also one in consolation of flight six 6-2, 6-2, while Verena Preiss fell in flight three to Penn State's Maaria Husain 4-6, 1-6. Freshman Emily Vest also lost in flight eight 1-6, 1-6.
In doubles, Kruse and Varnell suffered their first loss of the fall to Kentucky's Witten and Carolina Mayorga 4-8 for second place. The team falls to 9-1 on the season.
Manon Kruse (MT) def. Alix Lacelarie (CLEM) 7-6, 6-4
Sarah Witten (UK) def. Carien Venter (MT) 4-6, 0-6
Flight Three Consolation
Maaria Husain (PSU) def. Verena Preiss (MT) 4-6, 1-6
Flight Five Consolation
Stacy Varnell (MT) def. Femke de Boer (UAB) 6-2, 6-2
Flight Six Consolation
Tanja Buchheim (MT) def. Sjouke Liem (UAB) 6-2, 6-2
Flight Eight Consolation
Sarah Spence (PSU) def. Emily Vest (MT) 1-6, 1-6
Witten/Mayorga (UK) def. Kruse/Varnell (MT) 4-8
Suknor/Kroh (MAR) def. Venter/Preiss (MT) 8-9
Skalsky/Hock (MAR) def. Buchheim.Vest (MT) 3-8
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