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Tennis Duo Advances to Finals

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.

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

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



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
9 a.m. - Balzert/Potapova (BU) vs. Sarah Foster/Aibika Kalsarieva (Kentucky)

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

Tournament results will be posted on the following website: 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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