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Tennis Duo Advances to Finals

Daria Potapova will play in the doubles finals with partner Stephanie Balzert.

Daria Potapova will play in the doubles finals with partner Stephanie Balzert.

Sept. 20, 2003

WACO, Texas - Three Baylor players will be playing on Sunday in the HEB-Baylor Fall Tennis Invitational. The doubles tandem of Daria Potapova and Stephanie Balzert will play at 9 a.m. at the Baylor Tennis Center and Zuzana Krchnakova will play at 10:30 a.m. when she begins consolation semifinal action.

Potapova, a junior, and Balzert, a sophomore, advanced to the finals with an 8-6 win over UT-Arlington's Marketa Cizova and Daniela Movakova. They will take on Kentucky's Sarah Foster and Aibika Kalsarieva. Foster and Kalsarieva advanced to the finals after defeating Baylor's Iva Mihaylova and Izabela Mijic, 8-3. Potapova defeated Kaite Ruckert of Texas 7-6, 7-6 in singles quarterfinals while Balzert lost to top-seeded Dianna Hollands of Arizona, 0-6, 7-5, 6-2. Potapova's run in the tournament was halted in the semifinals when she lost to Tulane's Jenny Kuhn 6-0, 6-0.

In consolation quarterfinal action Mijic, Mihaylova and Klara Zrustova each lost but sophomore Zuzana Krchnakova won her match against Auburn's Liz Sauerborn, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 to advance to the semifinals.

Results:
Singles
Quarterfinals
1) Dianna Hollands (Arizona) def. Stephanie Balzert (BU) 0-6, 7-5, 6-2
Daria Potapova (BU) def. Katie Ruckert (Texas) 7-6, 7-6

Semifinals
Jenny Kuhn (Tulane) def. Potapova 6-0, 6-0

Consolation Quarterfinals
Ristine Olson (Texas) def. Izabela Mijic (BU) 6-4, 6-3
Danielle Petrisko (Kentucky) def. Iva Mihaylova (BU) 6-3, 6-3
Zuzana Krchnakova (BU) def. Liz Sauerborn (Auburn) 6-3, 6-7, 7-6
Lara Maurer (Kentucky) def. Klara Zrustova (BU) 6-7, 6-2, 7-6

 

 

Doubles
Semifinals
Balzert/Potapova (BU) def. Marketa Cizova/Daniela Novakova (UTA) 8-6
Sarah Foster/Aibika Kalsarieva (Kentucky) def. Iva Mihaylova/Izabela Mijic (BU) 8-3

Baylor players on Sunday
Doubles
9 a.m. - Balzert/Potapova (BU) vs. Sarah Foster/Aibika Kalsarieva (Kentucky)

Singles
Consolation Semifinals
10:30 a.m.- Zuzana Krchnakova (BU) vs. Joelle Schwenk (Kentucky)

Tournament results will be posted on the following website: www.tennisinformation.com Once to the site, click on "Find a Tournament" and type in the quick reference number (5096342) and you will be taken directly to the tournament.

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