Herd Has Strong Showing at Kitty Harrison Invitational

Nov. 6, 2005

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Freshman Jessica Keener (Reston, Va./South Lakes) defeated Virginia Tech's J.J. Larsen 6-3, 6-4 in day two of the Second Annual Kitty Harrison Invitational on the campus of the University of North Carolina.

Freshman Karolina Soor (Lindesberg, Sweden/Adalsskolan) dropped a tough 6-4, 6-2 decision to Virginia Tech's Anat Elazari, who is ranked No. 114 in the ITA Preseason Top 125 poll. On Friday, Soor lost in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 to No. 92 Alex Hirsch of Wake Forest.

In Marshall's third singles match on Saturday, Virginia Tech's Jessica Brouwer knocked off sophomore Alizee Paradis (Ouebec City, Quebec) 7-6, 6-2.

In doubles play on Friday, Soor and Keener lost 8-1 to North Carolina's 33rd-ranked doubles tandem of Meg Fanjoy and Austin Smith. Paradis and East Tennessee State's Vita Moskaliova lost 8-0 to UNC's Laura Reichert and Charlie Tansill.

Keener and Paradis both lost their Friday singles matches in straight sets.

The Kitty Harrison Invitational is Marshall's last fall tournament of the 2005-06. The Thundering Herd begins its spring season on Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, against Richmond and Wright State in Huntington.

2nd Annual ITA Kitty Harrison Invitational
November 4-6, 2005 (Chapel Hill, N.C.)

Friday's Results Singles (Outdoors) #92 Alex Hirsch (Wake Forest) d. Karolina Soor (MU) 6-1, 6-3 Jenna Loeb (Wake Forest) d. Jessica Keener (MU) 6-2, 6-2 Christine Simpson (Wake Forest) d. Alizee Paradis (MU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles (Indoors) #33 Meg Fanjoy/Austin Smith (UNC) d. Kenner/Soor (MU) 8-1 Laura Reichert/Charlie Tansill (UNC) d. Paradis (MU)/Vita Moskaliova (ETSU) 8-0

Saturday's Results Singles (Outdoors) #114 Anat Elazari (VT) d. Soor (MU) 6-4, 6-2 Keener (MU) d. J.J. Larsen (VT) 6-3, 6-4 Jessica Brouwer (VT) d. Paradis (MU) 7-6, 6-2