Women's Tennis Competes At Eastern Tennnis Championships
Sept. 13, 2002
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Three University of Massachusetts women's tennis players and one doubles team are still alive after the first day of action at the Eastern Tennis Championship, held this afternoon on the campus of the United States Military Academy.
In No. 1 doubles action, the third-seeded tandem of freshmen Jana Bartoloni (Charlestown, Mass.) and Chelsea Gray (Madison, Maine) advanced into tomorrow's semifinal after knocking off Liz Axler and Heather Rahm of Quinnipiac, 8-4. The pair, playing in their first collegiate action, received a first round bye.
In the No. 1 singles flight, second-seeded sophomore Sasha Edelstein (Haifa, Israel), who was also playing in her first collegiate tournament after sitting out the 2001-02 season per NCAA transfer rules, swept Army's Marissa Limsiaco in straight sets, 6-4; 6-3. Edelstein will meet Quinnipiac's Kim Piazza in tomorrow's semifinal round.
Second-seeded sophomore Stephanie Price (Columbia, Mo.) will play Patricia Gomez of Stony Brook in the second round of singles flight No. 2 tomorrow. Price received a first round bye. Also in No. 2, freshman Dorothy Iwanowicz (Hilton Head, S.C.) fell to top-seeded Anne Marie Underwood, 0-6; 5-7, in the quarterfinal round. She had beaten Vermont's Laura Beth Halter in the first round earlier in the day, 6-3; 6-0.
In the No. 3 flight, sixth-seeded Camilla Knight (Devon, England) was upset in the second round by Veronica Apostu-Efermon of Long Island, 4-6; 5-7.
Fourth-seeded junior Susan Hyams (Cincinnati, Ohio) cruised to a 6-3; 6-0 win over Jena Fiore of Pittsburgh to advance into the semifinals. She had received a first round bye.
Tournament play will continue through Sunday, Sept. 15.