UW's Colleen Gray Wins Two Matches at ITA Summer Championships

Aug. 11, 2001

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Washington's Colleen Gray registered a pair of victories on Saturday as opening round play began at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Summer Championships, presented by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), at Indiana University.

Gray, a junior from Granite Bay, Calif., posted an easy 6-1, 6-2 victory over Grace Wihoite of Indiana-Southest in the first round. She dispatched Kentucky's Jill Buckley by a 7-5, 6-2 tally in the second round. Gray helped the Huskies advance to the quarterfinals of the 2001 NCAA team championships, the best finish in Washington history.

Ohio State's Monica Rincon, a senior ITA All-American from Lapeer, Mich., andthe No. 1 seed in women's singles, received a first round bye but fell toPurdue junior Gretchen Haynor 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (12-10) in today's second round.Illinois sophomore Jennifer McGaffigan, the No. 2 seed from Davenport, Iowa,beat Michigan's Ashley Abramson 6-1, 6-0 to advance to the third round.Texas' Rebekah Forney and Kaysie Smashey, the No. 3 and 4 seeds,respectively, also picked up second round victories today.

Host Indiana's Amanda Field and Linda Tran advanced to the third round inwomen's singles.

A 10-point match tie-breaker is being played in place of a third set insingles. The collegiate format, one eight-game set, is being used in doubles.Tomorrow's action resumes with first round doubles play starting at 9 a.m.CT, followed by second round doubles and third round singles. Admission tothe tournament is free. The tournament can be followed on the ITA's officialwebsite, www.itatennis.com.

The ITA National Summer Championships, presented by the USTA, are thepinnacle of the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit and are sanctioned by the USTAas the U.S. National Amateur Tennis Championships. The men's and women'ssingles and doubles champions from this tournament will earn USTA gold ballsand wild card berths into the Oct. 11-14 ITA Men's and Women's All-AmericanChampionships. The ITA National Summer Championships feature amateur (mainlycollegiate) players from all over the country. The tournament consists of64-player men's and women's singles draws as well as doubles and mixeddoubles.

The ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit is made up of five regional circuits (East,Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West) for collegiate players as well as thegeneral public. Each region consists of four consecutive tournaments playedduring the month of July and serve as a prelude to the ITA National SummerChampionships.

As the governing body of collegiate tennis the ITA promotes both the athleticand academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, whichwas founded in 1956 and is based in Princeton, N.J., administers numerousregional and national championships, the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit,presented by the USTA, and the ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings for men's andwomen's tennis at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior Collegelevels. The ITA also has a comprehensive awards program for players andcoaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship. TheITA website is www.ITAtennis.com.

WOMEN'S SINGLES

FIRST ROUND
Ashley Abramson, Michigan d. Amy Tranckino, UC-Irvine, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(11-9)
Monika Danko, Valparaiso d. Taryn Bowen, Indiana, 6-4, 6-4
Lauren Clary, Xavier d. Lindsay Ray, Indiana, 6-0, 6-0
Tana Trapani, Southern Illinois d. Eva Choe, Illinois, 6-4, 6-2
Erika Fisk, Ohio State d.. Kate Lutgert, Colorado, 7-5, 6-2
Karie Schlukebir, Indiana d. Margie Zesinger, James Madison, 6-1, 6-2
Colleen Gray, Washington d. Grace Wihoite, Indiana-Southeast, 6-1, 6-2
Gretchen Haynor, Purdue d. Cameron Benjamin, Bowling Green, 6-2, 3-6,1-0(12-10)

SECOND ROUND
(2) Jennifer McGaffigan, Illinois d. Abramson, Michigan, 6-1, 6-0
Margaret Purcell, Yale, bye d. (9-12) Alexandra Smith, Georgia, 6-4, 6-3
(5-8) Amanda Field, Indiana d. Danko, Valparaiso, 6-0, 6-0
Clary, Xavier d. Julie Ferguson, Alabama, 6-0, 6-0
(3) Rebekah Forney, Texas d. Trapani, Southern Illinois, 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6)
Linda Tran, Indiana d. Shelah Choa, Pennsylvania, 6-3, 6-3
(5-8) Saber Pierce, TCU d. Fisk, Ohio State, 7-5, 7-6 (10-8)
(9-12) Lauren Haddix, LSU d. Katalina Romero, San Diego State, 6-3, 6-4
Audra Adams, Mississippi d. Schlukebir, Indiana, 7-6 (5), 6-4
(9-12) Megan Dunnigan, Furman d. Kate McGaffigan, Wisconsin, 6-3, 6-3
(9-12) Kendall Cline, North Carolina d. Jennifer Baker, Arizona State, 6-3,6-3
(4) Kaysie Smashey, Texas d. Meredith Vincent, 6-3, 6-1
Colleen Gray, Washington d. (9-12) Jill Buckley, Kentucky, 7-5, 6-2
(5-8) Maricko Fritz-Krockow, UCLA d. Jessica Levin, Indiana, 6-4, 6-1
Margot Ahlquist, Syracuse d. Tiffany Eklov, Illinois, default
Haynor, Purdue d. (1) Monica Rincon, Ohio State, 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (12-10)

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