Lady Tiger Tennis Claims No. 2 Doubles Title
Oct. 18, 2003
University of Memphis sophomore Andrea Feichtinger and freshman Alex Tjioe gave the Lady Tiger tennis team its only title of the University of Memphis/Varsity Pro Shop Invitational, with a 9-8 (5) win over the team of Blanco and Knitter from SIU-Carbondale in the No. 2 doubles final, Saturday.
Tjioe had also appeared in a final earlier in the morning, falling to Southwest Missouri's Mali Gakovic, 6-1, 6-3 in No. 5 singles. Also falling for the Lady Tigers in a singles final was freshman Christina Wieser. Wieser fell to Southwest Missouri's Liz Garza, 6-4, 6-3.
In No. 1 singles, Tennessee Tech's Marina Tasheva came back from a 6-4 first set loss to win the second and third sets 6-4, 6-4 for the No. 1 singles title, while Murray State's Melissa Spencer used a 6-4, 6-4 win over Saint Louis' Amanda Hellberg to claim the No. 1 consolation singles title.
No. 2 and No. 3 singles did not have a singles champion because Murray State opted not to have teammates play one another for the tournament title. Tennessee Tech's Margot Carter claimed the No. 2 singles consolation title with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Saint Louis' Katarina Lozanova, while SIU-Carbondale's Jessica Knitter used a 6-1, 6-0 win over Southwest Missouri State's Marta Rubina for the No. 3 consolation singles crown.
Murray State's Casady Pruitt claimed the no. 4 singles championship crown with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Tennessee Tech's Maja Russinova, while Ala Alvarez from Southwest Missouri used a 6-4, 6-4 win over Saint Louis' Melissa Cutler to gain the No.4 consolation title.
In No. 1 doubles, there was again no championship winner as Murray State occupied both parts of the finals draw and opted not to face one another. The Tennessee Tech team of Carter and Cansado downed the Saint Louis team of Hellberg and Lozanova, 8-6, for the No. 1 consolation title.
In No. 3 singles, Southwest Missouri State's Garza and Stanojevic survived a 9-7 thriller to down the SIU duo of Honarhand and Palevic in the finals, while the team of McQueen and Hall from Murray State claimed the consolation crown with an 8-2 win over the team of Cutler and Steer.