Women's Tennis Falls to USF, 4-0, In C-USA Tennis Championship
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Go Tigers!

April 15, 2004

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Eighth-seeded USF swept ninth-seeded Memphis in the first round of the Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship on Thursday at Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.

The Bulls will now face second-seeded TCU, which earned a first-round bye, at 3 p.m. on Friday at Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Memphis will take on the winner of the UAB/Saint Louis match on Friday at 6 p.m.

USF dominated the match early, winning the doubles point. Gabriela Duch and Marie France Lord Andrade downed Memphis' duo of Viktoria Gruber and Marlene Dirnstofer, 8-4, at the No. 1 doubles spot. The Bulls' tandem of Fabiana Taverna and Luisa Obando also nabbed an 8-4 decision over Andrea Feichtinger and Yesica Ares, 8-4, at No. 2.

In singles action, USF's Duch posted a 6-2, 6-4 win over Dirnstorfer, while Patricia Kolendo defeated Ares, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 4. Obando also swept Christina Wieser, 6-1, 6-1 in the sixth spot.

Match #5 - A (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
(8) USF 4, (9) Memphis 0
1. Gabriela Duch, USF def. Marlene Dirnstorfer, MEM, 6-2, 6-4
2. Viktoria Gruber, MEM vs. Marie France Lord Andrade, USF, DNF (7-5, 2-2)
3. Fabiana Taverna, USF vs. Andrea Feichtinger, MEM, DNF (6-1, 5-1)
4. Patricia Kolendo, USF def. Yesica Ares, MEM, 6-0, 6-3
5. Yuri Kurashima, USF vs. Kristin Noble, MEM, DNF (6-3, 3-0)
6. Luisa Obando, USF def. Christina Wieser, MEM, 6-1, 6-1

Doubles 1. Andrade/Duch, USF def. Dirnstorfer/Gruber, MEM, 8-4 2. Taverna/Obando, USF def. Feichtinger/Ares, MEM, 8-4 3. Kolendo/Kurashima, USF def. Noble/Wieser, MEM, DNF (6-5)



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