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Buff Quartet Earns Big 12 Honor

Apr 23, 2003

DALLAS - A quartet of Colorado women's tennis players were named the 2003 Big 12 Tennis Position Champion announced Wednesday afternoon by the league office.

Kendra Strandemo, Morgan Sall, Jessica Vanderdys, and Sarah Burrows were the four Buffaloes selected to the team. CU and Texas A&M tied for the most players named to the nine positions (four each).

Strandemo, a sophomore from Encinitas, Calif., finished the regular season with a 22-9 overall record and an impressive 13-2 mark at the No. 4 singles slot. She shared the award with Ewa Radzikowska of Oklahoma State.

Sall, the Big 12 and CU Player of the Week (April 8) has won 11 of her last 13 matches for a 12-4 mark at the No. 6 singles position. The junior from Miami, Fla., is 22-9 for the season and shared the position with Melissa Mendieta of Oklahoma.

Burrows, a senior from Englewood, Colo., and Vanderdys, a freshman from Centreville, Va., teamed up for CU at the No. 3 doubles position and posted a 9-3 mark.

The Buffaloes (12-7), ranked 38th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, enter the Big 12 tournament as the No. 8 seed and play No. 9 Kansas on Tuesday, April 24 beginning at 11 a.m. The winner will play top seeded Baylor on Friday, April 25 at 8 a.m. Both the men's and women's tennis tournaments will be played at the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City.

2003 Big 12 Women's Tennis Position Champions

No. 1 Singles - Anda Perianu, Oklahoma

No. 2 Singles - Katka Sevcikova, Missouri

No. 3 Singles - Roberta Spencer, Texas A&M

No. 4 Singles - (tie) Kendra Strandemo, Colorado; Ewa Radzikowska, Oklahoma State

No. 5 Singles - Nicki Mechem, Texas A&M

No. 6 Singles - (tie) Morgan Sall, Colorado; Melissa Mendieta, Oklahoma

No. 1 Doubles - Urska Juric / Katka Sevcikova, Missouri

No. 2 Doubles - Ashley Hedberg / Lauren Walker, Texas A&M

No. 3 Doubles - Sarah Burrows / Jessica Vanderdys, Colorado