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All Three Wildcats Advance In Singles At The ITA Regional Championships

GO WILDCATS Junior Petra Sedlmajerova
Junior Petra Sedlmajerova

Oct. 26, 2001

TULSA, Okla. - Three Kansas State Wildcats are among the final 16 in the singles main draw at the The Omni Hotels Regional Championships at the Tulsa Southern Tennis Club in Tulsa, Okla.

In early action today, No. 1 seed Alena Jecminkova beat Leijla Porobic of New Mexico State, 6-3, 7-5 to improve her record to 3-4 this fall. No. 5 seed Petra Sedlmajerova defeated Brooke Parsons of Air Force, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 and also improves to 3-4 this fall. No. 9 seed Maria Rosenberg remained undefeated at 6-0 with a 7-6, 6-2 victory Michelle Heidbrink of New Mexico.

In the third round, Jecminkova will play Vickie Zeilinski of Saint Louis, Sedlmajerova plays Elena Jirnova of Oklahoma and Rosenberg puts her undefeated record on the line against Helen Lawson of Boise State.

Senior Kathy Chuda won her consolation match, 6-0, 6-3 over Amanda Bartz of Colorado State. She is now 2-4 this fall and will play Sarah Blain of Montana later today.

In doubles action today, Jecminkova and Cooper plays Oklahoma State's Erin Pauchnik and Katia Vasylyeva. No. 14 seed Chuda and Rosenberg take on Missouri's Cassie Drake and Mary Barry, while Hayley McIver and Paulina Castillejos play the No. 1 seed Helen Lawson and Renate Stoop of Boise State.

Opening-Round Draws

Main Draw - Friday, Oct. 26

No. 1 Alena Jecminkova, KSU def. Lejla Porobic, New Mexico State, 6-3, 7-5

No. 5 Petra Sedlmajerova, KSU def. Brooke Parsons, Air Force, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

No. 9 Maria Rosenberg, KSU def. Michelle Heidbrink, New Mexico, 7-6, 6-2

Doubles - Friday, Oct. 26

No. 5 Alena Jecminkova/Andrea Cooper, KSU vs. Erin Pauchnik/Katia Vasylyeva, Oklahoma State

No. 14 Kathy Chuda/Maria Rosenberg, KSU vs. Cassie Drake/Mary Barry, Missouri

Hayley McIver/Paulina Castillejos, KSU vs. No. 1 Helen Lawson/Renate Stoop, Boise State