Sept. 19, 1999
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Virginia women's tennis players won three of four singles
flights and one of the two doubles flights at the season-opening Wolfpack
Invitational at the NC State Tennis Complex today. In the two flights (one singles and one doubles) that Virginia did not win, it had players reach the finals. The three-day tournament started on Friday and included
players from N.C. State, Applachian State, Davidson, Georgia State, and
UVa second year Amy O'Donnell (Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah), first year Henriette
Williams (Millburn, N.J./Millburn) and second year Christine Kim (McLean,
Va./Bishop Ireton), won the Flight A, B and D Singles titles, respectively.
Third year Kelly Weaver (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) and first year Jennifer
Tuchband (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) teamed to win Flight B Doubles for the
O'Donnell won the Flight A Singles title by defeating Marissa
Gildemeister of N.C. State 0-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the finals Sunday afternoon.
The Flight B Singles final was an all-Virginia affair as Williams defeated
third year player Leslie Cook (Boynton Beach, Fla./Lake Worth Christian) 7-6
In Flight D Singles, Kim beat Katrina Gildemeister of N.C. State 6-2, 6-3
for the title. Second year Jana Liskovcova (South Easton, Mass./Mansfield)
finished in sixth place in Flight D after falling to Georgia State's Karine
Etienne 6-1, 6-1.
Tuchband lost to N.C. State's Kristen Nicholls in the Flight C Singles
final 6-3, 7-6 (7-4). Weaver captured fifth place in Flight C by handing a
4-6, 6-2, 6-1 setback to Myrna Bawono of N.C. State.
In doubles competition, Weaver and Tuchband earned the Flight B Doubles
title with an 8-5 victory over N.C. State's Bawono and Francie Barragan.
UVa's Williams and Liskovcova won the third-place match over the Georgia
State duo of Ramsey Roberts and Etienne.
The Virginia tandems of Cook and Schweer, and Kim and O'Donnell took second
and fourth place, respectively, in Flight A Doubles. Cook and third year
Christie Schweer (Houston, Texas/Memorial) lost to N.C. State's Marissa and
Katrina Gildemeister 8-2 in the finals. Kim and O'Donnell fell to
UNC-Greensboro's Jenny Gonzalez and Audrey Legay 8-6 in the third place
Flight A Doubles match.