Four Wildcats In Main Draw At ITA Tennis Regional Championships

Sophomore Andrea Cooper

Oct. 24, 2002

TULSA, Oklahoma - Kansas State junior Hayley McIver and sophomore Andrea Cooper both advanced from the qualifying draw to the main draw Thursday before losing in the Round of 64 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships at the University of Tulsa.

McIver won her fifth consecutive match of the fall season with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Daniela Muscolino of Tulsa in the qualifying draw to advance to the main draw and the Round of 64. McIver had her streak snapped with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Tulsa's Tiffany Smith. McIver is now 5-1 this fall.

Cooper won her fourth consecutive match of the season with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Lucie Ruskova of Missouri in the qualifying draw to also advance to the main draw. Cooper, at press time, was playing Laura Nigro of Air Force.

In their first action of the tournament, senior Petra Sedlmajerova got her first win of the season with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Yalanti Santi of Wyoming in the main draw Round of 64. Sophomore Maria Rosenberg went three sets with Nebraska's Leslie Harvey, but came away with a 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 win.

In the doubles Round of 64, McIver and Rosenberg will play Amanda Cervantes and Ana Ines Exeni of Wichita State, and Sedlmajerova and Cooper will play Rose Ketmayura and Anna Oehmna of Nebraska.

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.

Qualifying Draw -
Round of 16

Hayley McIver, Kansas State def. Daniela Muscolino, Tulsa, 6-3, 6-1
Andrea Cooper, Kansas State def. Lucie Ruskova, Missouri, 6-4, 6-4

Main Draw -
Round of 64

Tiffany Smith, Tulsa def. Hayley McIver, Kansas State, 6-3, 6-4
Petra Sedlmajerova, Kansas State def. Yalanti Santi, Wyoming, 6-3, 6-2
Maria Rosenberg, Kansas State def. Leslie Harvey, Nebraska, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
Andrea Cooper, Kansas State vs. Laura Nigro, Air Force

Round of 64

Hayley McIver and Maria Rosenberg, Kansas State vs. Amanda Cervantes and Ana Ines Exeni, Wichita State
Petra Sedlmajerova/Andrea Cooper, Kansas State vs. Rose Ketmayura and Anna Oehmna, Nebraska