Women's Tennis Falls in Championship Draws
Go Tigers!
Go Tigers!

Go Tigers!

Sept. 27, 2003

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - - The last three Lady Tigers remaining in the championship portion of their respective draws were eliminated from the championship side of the draw in women's tennis action at the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Baras Fall Classic, Saturday.

Senior Marlene Dirnstorfer fell 6-2, 6-2 to Murray State's Jaclyn Leeper in A Singles in the Round of 16, while senior Rebecca Garner was eliminated 6-1, 6-4 by Murray State's Tami McQueen in C Singles. Also falling in C Singles was freshman Christina Wieser, who fell 6-1, 6-0, to Chattanooga's Gabby Mariott.

However, a pair of Lady Tigers did advance to the consolation quarterfinals with Saturday wins. Junior Viktoria Gruber used a 6-1, 6-1 win over Emily Ellis from Lipscomb to advance to an A Consolation Quarterfinal match against Tara Hartness from Wofford.

In the C Consolation Singles bracket, freshman Alex Tjioe advanced with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Claire Smalley from Toledo to advance to a quarterfinal against the winner of the Mary Beth Muncher/Karina Soares match.

The Lady Tigers have all been eliminated from the doubles portion of the tournament, Andrea Feichtinger and Gruber were upended 8-4 by the team of Monica Ribero and Viviana Rivero from Tennessee Tech.

The Lady Tigers will wrap up tournament play, Sunday, when the finals are staged. Memphis will have two weekends off before returning to the tournament format at Middle Tennessee's Fall Tennis Invitational, Oct. 17-18.

A Singles
Championship Bracket
Jaclyn Leeper (Murray State) def. Marlene Dirnstorfer (UM), 6-2, 6-2
Consolation Bracket
Viktoria Gruber (UM) def. Emily Ellis (Lipscomb), 6-1, 6-1
Laura Dehaan (Belmont) def. Andrea Feichtinger (UM), 7-6, 7-5
C Singles
Championship Bracket
Tami McQueen (Murray State) def. Rebecca Garner (UM), 6-1, 6-4
Gabby Mariott (Chattanooga) def. Christina Wieser (UM), 6-1, 6-0
Consolation Bracket
Alex Tjioe (UM) def. Claire Smalley (Toledo), 6-0, 6-2



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