Golden Gophers End Fall Season at ITA Regional
Minnesota newcomer Valerie Vladea (Kitchener, Ontario/Burlington Central) defeated Simona Petrutiu of Northwestern in the first round of the ITA Midwest Championships main draw singles competition in Ann Arbor, Mich. Vladea won in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. She had to play her second-round match just 30 minutes later and lost to Chrissie Nolan of Michigan, 6-2, 6-0.
In doubles competition, sophomores Amy Thomas (Orchard Park, N.Y./ Orchard Park) and Michaela Havelkova (Liberec, Czech Republic/Gymnazium F.X. Saldy) lost their first match but defeated Kristi Dunham and Selma Kurtagic of Western Illinois in the consolation round, 8-6, before defaulting in the third round.
The ITA Midwest Championship was Minnesota's final competition of the fall season.
Fall 2000 Records Singles Doubles Michaela Havelkova 5-5 4-7 Jennifer Howard 3-7 3-4 Andrea Rose 1-8 4-3 Amy Thomas 3-6 4-7* Valerie Vladea 1-1 0-0 Tammy Wang 2-5 1-4 Brandi Watts 3-7 1-6 * Thomas competed with Jeanne Buzcowska of Arizona at the William & Mary Invitational Up Next
Minnesota kicks off its spring season with the annual Minnesota Court Classic, held Jan. 26-27 at the Northwest Athletic Club at 98th Street in Bloomington.