Women's Tennis Plays Strong at the Kitty Harrison Invitational

Nov. 10, 2007

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Marshall women's tennis continued strong play at the Kitty Harrison Invitational Saturday against the University of Kentucky, Princeton University, and University of North Carolina at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The Thundering Herd's junior Karolina Soor (Lindesberg, Sweden) defeated North Carolina's No. 80 nationally-ranked Austin Smith during afternoon singles action, 6-2, 6-2.

"It was a great effort and win for Soor over Smith," Marshall head coach John Mercer said.

The Herd swept Princeton with three victories in morning doubles play. Marshall's Soor and Yulia Kashelkina (Moscow, Russia) defeated the pair of Ashley Blakely/Sarah Huah, 8-3. Also, the Herd's duo senior Jeanne Schwartz (West Palm Beach, Fla.) and freshman Isabel Raich (Klaus, Austria) defeated Ivana King/Sarah Hoffman, 8-2. In flight three, junior Jessica Keener (Reston, Va.) with teammate Thaddea Lock (Bristol, England) defeated Kristen Scott/Kelly Stewart, 8-6.

Also, in doubles morning play, the Herd fought against the Wildcats. Kentucky's Christine Johnston/Carolina Escamilla defeated Marshall's duo of Soor/Kashelkina, 8-0. Also, Wildcats Sarah Woestmann and Lauren Meier defeated the Herd's Schwartz and Raich, 8-1. In flight three, Kentucky's doubles of Megan Broderick/Jessica Giuggioli defeated Marshall's pair Keener/Lock, 8-5.

"We did a really good job bouncing back in singles play after facing Kentucky," coach Mercer continued.

Marshall finished Saturday afternoon with singles play against North Carolina and took three victories. The Tar Heels' Laura Reichert defeated Raich, 6-2, 6-2 in flight two. Then Jelena Durisic beat Lock, 6-1, 6-2. The Herd bounced back with a Schwartz victory over Sophie Grabinski, 7-6, 6-2. In flight five, Meg Fanjoy defeated Keener, 6-1, 6-3. Marshall finished singles play with a Kashelkina victory against Alexandra Jurewitz in flight six, 2-6, 6-3, (10-2).



"We hope for another strong performance with a good effort tomorrow," coach Mercer added.

Marshall will face Furman in morning doubles play and singles afternoon action to conclude both the Kitty Harrison Invitational and fall season action at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.

Flight One Morning Doubles Saturday's Results
Soor/Kashelkina (Mar) def. Blakely/Huah (Princeton) - 8-3

Flight Two Morning Doubles Saturday's Results
Schwartz/Raich (Mar) def. King/Hoffman (Princeton) - 8-2

Flight Three Morning Doubles Saturday's Results
Keener/Lock (Mar) def. Scott/Stewart (Princeton) - 8-6

Flight One Morning Doubles Saturday's Results
Johnston/Escamilla (Kentucky) def. Soor/Kashelkina (Mar) - 8-0

Flight Two Morning Doubles Saturday's Results
Woestmann/Meier (Kentucky) def. Schwartz/Raich (Mar) - 8-1

Flight Three Morning Doubles Saturday's Results
Broderick/Giuggioli (Kentucky) def. Keener/Lock (Mar) - 8-5

Flight One Singles Afternoon Saturday's Results
Soor (Mar) def. Smith (UNC) (#80) - 6-2, 6-2

Flight Two Singles Afternoon Saturday's Results
Reichert (UNC) def. Raich (Mar) - 6-2, 6-2

Flight Three Singles Afternoon Saturday's Results
Duristic (UNC) def. Lock - 6-1, 6-2

Flight Four Singles Afternoon Saturday's Results
Schwartz (Mar) def. Grabinski (UNC) - 7-6, 6-2

Flight Five Singles Afternoon Saturday's Results
Fanjoy (UNC) def. Keener (Mar) - 6-1, 6-3

Flight Six Singles Afternoon Saturday's Results
Kashelkina (Mar) def. Jurewitz (UNC) - 2-6, 6-3, (10-2)