McIver Remains In ITA Tennis Regional Championships
Oct. 26, 2002
TULSA, Okla. - Kansas State junior Hayley McIver won a pair of matches in the backdraw late Friday in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships at the University of Tulsa.
McIver, who lost in the round of 64 of the main draw after reaching the quarterfinals of the qualifying draw, beat Erin Polowski of Boise State, 6-2, 6-0 in the round of 32 and then defeated Katia Kolodynska of Oklahoma State, 6-2, 6-3 in the round of 16 to reach today's quarterfinals of the backdraw. McIver will play Leslie Harvoy of Nebraska, the Cornhuskers No. 3 singles player last season. McIver, who had an overall singles record of 5-4 last year, has already posted a 7-2 record this fall.
Sophomore Andrea Cooper received a bye in the round of 32 backdraw but then lost to Annette Bryntesson of Oklahoma in three sets, 6-0, 3-6, (10-4). Cooper now has a 5-3 fall record.
In other action late Friday, senior Petra Sedlmajerova and sophomore Maria Rosenberg bowed out of the main draw in the round of 16. Sedlmajerova beat Ines Furtmayr of Oklahoma State, 7-5, 6-3 in the round of 32, but then lost to Alicia Pillay of Tulsa, 6-0, 6-2. She now has a 2-4 record this fall. Rosenberg beat Lu Oswald of Brigham Young, 6-2, 7-6 in the round of 32 before losing 6-0, 7-6 to Aleksandra Durska of Tulsa in the round of 16. Rosenberg now has a 4-2 fall record.
In doubles, the Wildcats' No. 2 doubles team of McIver and Rosenberg lost to Michelle Heidbrink and Tiffany Robertson of New Mexico, 8-2. The duo's fall record is now 2-1.
The singles finalists and doubles champions from this week's championship advance to the 2002 Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, held Nov. 7-10 at the Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas. This event, which had been played in November, is the second of three national collegiate tennis championships during the 2001-02 season (for singles and doubles). The first are the Riviera Women's and ITA Men's All-American Championships, and the third are the year-end NCAA Championships.