Men’s and Women’s Tennis Perform Well at ITA Championships

Posted on October 14th, 2004 by

The 2004 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Small College Tennis Championships opened play Thursday at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Gustavus women’s singles player Lauren Hom won her first round match and will play in the semifinals on Friday morning. Gustavus men’s singles player Ben Lundell lost his opening round match and will play in the consolation round on Friday morning.

The Gustavus men’s doubles team of Adam Morgan and Brett Morse-Karzen won their first round match and will play in the semifinals on Friday afternoon, while the women’s doubles team of Lauren Hom and Kara Smiley, which was seeded #1 was upset. Hom and Smiley did rebound to win their consolation match and will play for fifth place on Friday afternoon.

Tournament Website

Friday’s Results

Men
Yogi Masuoka, Emory, d. Ben Lundell, Gustavus Adolphus, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-0
(2) Adam Morgan/Brett Morse-Karzen, Gustavus Adolphus, d. Thanos Kantarellis/Eric Hansen, Rochester, 6-2, 6-4

Women
Lauren Hom, Gustavus Adolphus, d. Stephanie Gong, Rhodes, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
Christy Austin/Megan Suarez, Trinity (TX), d. (1) Lauren Hom/Kara Smiley, Gustavus Adolphus, 5-7, 6-1, 10-6
Lauren Hom/Kara Smiley, Gustavus Adolphus def. Rachel Holt/Alicia Menezes, Amherst, 5-7, 6-3, retired (consolation match)

Saturday’s Matches

Men’s Play
Ben Lundell, Gustavus Adolphus vs. Partha Bhattacharya, Univ. of Rochester (Consolation singles)
Morgan/Morse-Karzen, Gustavus Adolphus vs. Michael Malvitz/Julian Seelan, Kalamazoo (Semifinals doubles)

Women’s Play
Lauren Hom, Gustavus Adolphus vs. Lindsay Hagerman, Washington and Lee (Semifinals)
Lauren Hom/Kara Smiley, Gustavus Adolphus vs. Jamie Chan/Linda Tien, Emory (Fifth place match)

 

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