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Kruse and Varnell Advance at ITA Southeast Regional

October 26, 2001 · MT Media Relations
Winston-Salem, NC - It was a day of ups and downs for Middle Tennessee Lady Raider's Manon Kruse and Stacy Varnell at the 2001 Omni Hotels Southeast Regional Tennis Championships on the campus of Wake Forest University.

In the opening round of the seeded singles draw, No. 14th seeded Kruse lost to the University of Kentucky's Lauren Rookledge 2-6, 3-6. Kruse ends her fall single season with a 9-2 record.

Later in the afternoon, Kruse teamed with doubles partner Stacy Varnell to defeat North Carolina State's Katrina Gildemeister and Kristen Nicholls 9-7 in the second round. The Lady Raider duo improves to 10-1 in the fall season.

Kruse and Varnell will meet Clemson University's Laurence Jayet and Alix Lacelarie at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

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