FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5-12-00
AASU Tennis Teams Fall To Eventual National
Champions In Quarterfinals
Quarterfinal losses to BYU-Hawaii, Lander end AASU tennis season
PENSACOLA, Fla. The Armstrong Atlantic State men's and women's tennis teams ran into a pair of national-championship caliber teams in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II National Tennis Championships and suffered the consequences, losing to eventual national champions BYU-Hawaii and Lander in the same round on Friday.
The Lady Pirates could not get a point off of BYU-Hawaii, who romped through the field for its second NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Championship in as many years.
The Pirate men's squad found itself down 2-1 to Lander after doubles, but won five of six first sets in the singles matches. Only Stefan Wirtz could close out his singles match, however, defeating Tobias Huning at No. 1 singles as the Senators won, 5-1, en route to its eighth consecutive NCAA Division II National Championship.
The AASU women's team finishes the 2000 season with a 17-7 mark, while the AASU men finish with a 20-7 record.
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Men: Lander 5, AASU 2
#1 Stefan Wirtz (AASU) def. Tobias Huning (LU) 6-3, 6-0
#2 Evgeni Mikheev (LU) def. Christopher Petersen (AASU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
#3 Blaise Tribolet (AASU) and Hans Nordstrom (LU) did not finish, match clinched
#4 Erik Friberg (LU) def. Frederic Heitz (AASU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
#5 Fernando Las Heras (LU) def. Aref Jallali (AASU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
#6 Dave Webley (AASU) and Emil Olsson (LU) did not finish, match clinched
#1 Huning/Friberg (LU) def. Petersen/Tribolet (AASU) 8-1
#2 Nordstrom/Las Heras (LU) def. Heitz/Jallali (AASU) 8-3
#3 Wirtz/Webley (AASU) def. Mikheev/Leo Sperry (LU) 8-1
Women: BYU-Hawaii 5, AASU 0
#1 Stephanie Kovacic (AASU) and Petra Gaspar (BYUH) did not finish, match clinched
#2 Michaela Kratochvilova (AASU) and Helena Nordwall (BYUH) did not finish, match clinched
#3 Petra Schemm (AASU) and Karin Ptaszek (BYUH) did not finish, match clinched
#4 Tagifano So'onalole (BYUH) def. Marie-Claude Ostiguy (AASU) 6-1, 6-2
#5 Tomoko Sukegawa (BYUH) def. Aitana Vargas (AASU) 6-0, 6-2
#6 Josephine Grube (AASU) and Tara Porter (BYUH) did not finish, match clinched
#1 Gaspar/So'onalole (BYUH) def. Kovacic/Kratochvilova (AASU) 8-3
#2 Nordwall/Ptaszek (BYUH) def. Ostiguy/Schemm (AASU) 8-6
#3 Sukegawa/Maylani Ah Hoy (BYUH) def. Grube/Vargas (AASU) 8-1