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Oct. 7, 1997

Texas Tech women's tennis begins fall season with success. One athlete advances to singles championship, while two other Raiders advance to semi-finals

HOUSTON, Texas -The Texas Tech women's tennis team finished up its first weekend fall tournament with eight victories at the University of Houston Fall Classic from October 3-5 held at the Houston Tennis Complex.

Sophomore Sarada Ravindra won three matches and advanced to the championship match of the Flight B singles division. She placed second overall in the division with a 6-0, 6-3 loss to Arkansas State's Giuliana Enriquez. Ravindra's twin sister, sophomore Lakshmi Ravindra advanced to the semi-finals of the Flight A singles competition with two victories before losing 6-0, 6-2 in the semi-finals to Houston's Luciane Kelbert.

Junior Misty Meyer won two matches in the Flight C singles division before losing in the semi-final round. Freshman Zana Zlebnik, in her first collegiate competition, came away with a victory in Flight A singles division play.

Flight A Singles
First Round:  Zana Zlebnik (TTU) def. Anne L. Blance (Texas-San Antonio) 6-4, 6-1; 
              Lakshmi Ravindra (TTU) def. Marketa Chmetlova (Oklahoma State) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0.
Second Round: No. 4 Kendra Meichner (Arkansas State) def. Zlebnik (TTU) 6-2, 6-3; 
              L. Ravindra (TTU) def. Patricia Diaz (SMU) 6-2, 6-4. 
Third Round:  No. 2 Luciane Kelbert (Houston) def. L. Ravindra (TTU) 6-0, 6-2. 
Flight B Singles
First Round:  Sarada Ravindra (TTU) def. Adriana Delgado (UTEP) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). 
Second Round: S. Ravindra (TTU) def. Cameron Stoudt (Oklahoma State) 6-2, 6-2. 
Third Round:  S. Ravindra (TTU) def. Sarah Braley (SMU) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5. 
Championship: Giuliana Enriquez (Arkansas State) def. S. Ravindra (TTU) 6-0, 6-3.
Flight C Singles
First Round:  No. 4 Misty Meyer (TTU) def. Christian Draw (UTEP) 6-2, 7-5. 
Second Round: M. Meyer (TTU) def. Carolina Szafranski (Arkansas State) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.
Third Round:  Sara Love Swaney (SMU) def. M. Meyer (TTU) 6-0, 6-4. 
First Round: No. 3 Zlebnik/L. Ravindra (TTU) received first round bye; 
             S. Ravindra/Christine Van Regenmorter (TTU) def. Cornejo/Minderhold (Texas-San Antonio)
Second Round: Hernandez/Aguilar (Baylor) 8-5 def. No. 3 Zlebnik/L. Ravindra (TTU).

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