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Oct. 24, 1997

Texas Tech Tennis Teams Complete First Day of Tournament Action

LUBBOCK, Texas -- The Texas Tech men's and women's tennis teams moved through the brackets at separate tournaments today. On the women's squad, which is competing at the UT-Arlington 1997 Women's Fall Invitational, Christine Van Regenmorter moved undefeated through the first two rounds. For the men, in competition at the Rolex Southwest Regional Qualifying Tournament at Texas Christian University, sophomore Ryan Shupe defeated two opponents to move into the third round.

Three individuals continue to compete for the Red Raider women,s team in Arlington, including Regenmorter. Sophomore sisters Saranda and Lakshmi Ravindra were both defeated in first round competition, but moved through in the consolation bracket, securing victories over opponents from SMU and UTA respectively. All three will continue tournament play tomorrow.

For the men's team, Shupe cruised through the first round, defeating Corardo Mulac, from SMU, 7-6, 6-1. Shupe advanced through the second round after dropping Dimitru Caradima, from Texas A&M, in three games. Also competing in singles action for the Red Raiders were junior Petar Danolic, senior Tylir Jimenez and sophomore Adam Baranowski. Singles and doubles play will continue tomorrow in Fort Worth.

Red Flight Singles: First Round - Christine Van Regenmorter (TTU) def. Lindsey Bruce (SMU) 6-0,6-3; Sarah Braley (SMU) def. Sarada Ravindra (TTU) 7-6, 6-4 
                    Second Round - Van Regenmorter (TTU) def. Lora Ward (UTA) 7-5, 6-4; S. Ravindra (TTU) def. Narue-Claude Ostiguy (NeLa) 6-0, 6-4
Blue Flight Singles: First Round - Julie Lagarde (LU) def. Lakshmi Ravindra (TTU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
                     Second Round - L. Ravindra (TTU) def. Natalie Balafoutis (TCU) 6-2, 6-4
Flight 1 Doubles: First Round - Chadha/Ostiguy (NeLa) def. Van Regenmorter/Zana Zlebnik (TTU) 8-6 
                  Second Round - Van Regenmorter/Zlebnik (TTU) def. Braley/Stevenson (SMU) 8-1 Flight 2 Doubles: First Round ^ S. Ravindra/L. Ravindra (TTU) def. Ward/Kenfeldt (UTA) 8-0; Second Round ^ Kjeullgren/Dvorakova (TCU) def. S. Ravindra/L. Ravindra (TTU) 8-4
Top Half Singles: First Round - Clayton Stanley (Texas) def. Tylir Jimenez (TTU) 7-5, 6-3; Adam Baranowski (TTU) def. Tom Hamilton (Arkansas) 7-6, 6-4 
                  Second Round - Mattais Larsson (UTA) def. Baranowski (TTU) 6-2, 7-6
Bottom Half Singles: First Round - Juan Aramburo (Texas A&M) def. Petar Danolic (TTU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0; Ryan Shupe (TTU) def. Corardo Mulac (SMU) 7-6, 6-1 
                     Second Round - Shupe def. Dimitru Caradima (Texas A&M) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
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