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Women's Tennis Starts Strong in Palm Springs, Finish In Dallas

Stephanie Balzert won her first two games in Palm Springs in the main draw.

Stephanie Balzert won her first two games in Palm Springs in the main draw.

Nov. 8, 2002

Palm Springs, Claif. - Baylor's Stephanie Balzert started off the Womens Fall Desert Classic in Palm Springs, California with a first round win over Edit Pakay of Loyola Marymount 6-4, 6-2, and continued her strong play in the second round when she defeated Melissa Efermo of Southern California 6-4, 2-6, 7-5.

In other singles action, Daria Potapova was defeated by Teresa Simonyan of CS Northridge 1-6, 6-1, 6-1, and began consolation play with a win over Lindsay Blau 6-4, 6-3. Consolation play begins at 8:30 and Main draw play begins at 10:00 on Saturday at the Fall Desert Classic in Palm Springs.

Vida Mulec was defeated by North Carolina's Kendall Cline 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 in the consolation round of the 2002 Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas, Texas.

Friday's Baylor Results:
Singles:
First Round
Stephanie Blazert (BU) def. Edit Pakay (L-MU) 6-4, 6-2
Stephanie Blazert (BU) def. Melissa Efermo (USC) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
Teresa Simonyan (CSNU) def. Daria Potapova (BU) 1-6, 6-1, 6-1
Daria Potapova def. Lindsay Blau 6-4, 6-3
Kendall Cline (UNC) def. Vida Mulec (BU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 (Dallas)

 

 

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