Guzman And Kao Fall In Round Of 32 At Saint Mary's ITA Regional

Oct. 18, 2002

Moraga, Calif. - Stanford women's tennis players Kara Guzman (Burr Ridge, IL) and Joanna Kao (Fullerton, CA) each picked up singles victories to advance to the second round, but fell in the round of 32 on Friday afternoon at the 2002 Saint Mary's ITA Regional at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex.

Guzman defeated Casey Knutson of Santa Clara 6-3, 6-1 in the first round. Fresno State's Katherine Winterhalter then beat Guzman in a close match 7-5, 7-6.

In the first round, Kao beat Amanda Wise of UC Davis 6-3, 7-5 but fell in the round of 32 to Sac State's Margarita Karnaukhova 6-3, 6-1.

Stanford will next host the 2002 Omni Hotels ITA Regional Championships from Oct. 25-28 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Saint Mary's ITA Regional Singles Results

First Round
Kara Guzman (STAN) d. Casey Knutson (SCU), 6-3, 6-1
Joanna Kao (STAN) d. Amanda Wise (UCD), 6-3, 7-5

Second Round
Katherine Winterhalter (FSU) d. Kara Guzman (STAN), 7-5, 7-6
Margarita Karnaukhova (SAC) d. Joanna Kao (STAN), 6-3, 6-1

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