Three Lady Tigers Advance at UTC Tournament
Go Tigers!
Go Tigers!

Go Tigers!

Sept. 26, 2003

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A trio of Lady Tigers advanced into the Round of 16 at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Baras Fall Classic on the first day of competition, Friday.

Senior Marlene Dirnstorfer advanced in the A singles draw with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Chattanooga's Catherine Allen, while senior Rebecca Garner blanked her opening round opponent, Erskine's Kimmons Kiser, 6-0, 6-0, to advance in C singles. Lady Tiger freshman Christina Wieser also advanced to the Round of 16 with a walkover due to an injury to Shorter's Estefania Angelone in C singles.

Dirnstorfer will face Murray State's Jaclyn Leeper at 8 a.m., Saturday, in the round of 16, while Garner will face Murray State's Tami McQueen beginning at 9 a.m. Wieser will get her first collegiate play against Chattanooga's Gabby Marriot, beginning at 9 a.m.

While the three Lady Tigers advanced, four fell in their opening round matches. Junior Viktoria Gruber won the opening set of her match against Chattanooga's Cynthia Oulevay, 7-6, but dropped the second set 6-2 and fell in the tiebreaker 1-0 (5) in A singles. Also in the A singles bracket, sophomore Andrea Feichtinger fell 6-3, 6-0 to Charlotte's Laura Swain.

Sophomore Kristin Noble, Memphis' only entry in the B singles bracket, fell to Chattanooga's Beth Flanagan, 6-4, 6-4, in the first round, while freshman Alex Tjioe won her opening collegiate set 6-0, before falling 7-6 (5) and 6-4 in the second and third sets to Charlotte's Marilyn Clark.

In doubles play, the Lady Tigers dropped three doubles matches and the No. 4 seed of Feichtinger and Gruber have not yet opened play after receiving a first-round bye. Second round play, and Feichtinger and Gruber's first doubles match of the tournament against Toledo's Monica Ribero and Viviana Rivero will begin at 6 p.m., EDT.



Flight A Singles
Marlene Dirnstorfer (UM) def. Catherine Allen (UT Chattanooga), 6-2, 6-4
Cynthia Oulevay (UT Chattanooga) def. Viktoria Gruber (UM), 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 (5)
Laura Swain (Charlotte) def. Andrea Feichtinger (UM), 6-3, 6-0
Flight B Singles
Beth Flanagan (UT Chattanooga) def. Kristin Noble (UM), 6-4, 6-4
Flight C Singles
Rebecca Garner (UM) def. Kimmons Kiser (Erskine), 6-0, 6-0
Marilyn Clark (Charlotte) def. Alex Tjioe (UM), 0-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4
Christina Wieser (UM) received a walkover

Doubles Results
A Doubles
No. 4 Feichtinger/Gruber (UM) received a first-round bye Ofra Friedman/Kathy Robey (Charlotte) def. Dirnstorfer/Noble (UM), 8-2

B Doubles
Nadia Dellarciprete/Julia von Samson (UAB) def. Katie Flanagan (UTC)/Garner (UM), 8-3
Marilyn Clark/Lindsey Morris (Charlotte) def. Tjio/Wieser (UM), 8-2

Saturday Schedule
Flight A
Championship Draw --
Round of 16 -- Dirnstorfer (UM) vs. Jaclyn Leeper, Murray State, 8 a.m.
Consolation Draw --
3rd Round -- Gruber (UM) vs. Emily Ellis (Lipscomb), 9:30 a.m.
3rd Round -- Feichtinger (UM) vs. Laura Dehaan (Belmont), 9:30 a.m.

Flight B
Consolation Draw --
3rd Round -- Noble (UM) vs. Eunice Paravicini (Toledo), 11:00 a.m.

Flight C
Championship Draw --
Round of 16 -- Garner (UM) vs. Tami McQueen (Murray State), 9:00 a.m.
Round of 16 -- Wieser (UM) vs. Gabby Mariott (UT Chattanooga), 9:00 a.m.
Consolation Draw --
Alex Tjioe vs. Claire Smalley (Toledo), 10:30 a.m.

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