Women's Tennis Falls to USF, 4-0, In C-USA Tennis Championship
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 Singles 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