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TU's DeSpain, Sedivec Capture Doubles Title at Central Region Championships

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Nov. 5, 2000

Tulsa senior Jennifer DeSpain and junior Jana Sedivec won four straight matches to capture the Central Region's doubles title at the 2000 ITA Central Regional Championships in Omaha, Neb.

For the second time in the last three years, the Hurricane owns the doubles championship trophy. In 1998, Tulsa's doubles tandem of Anousjka van Exel and Jennifer DeSpain swept the field and brought home the title for the first time in school history.

In a great all-around performance by the TU women's tennis team, sophomore Aleksandra Durska won three singles matches in the main draw to advance into the quarterfinal round, but a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 loss to Oklahoma State's Maria Phillips-Galoustova ended her bid for the singles title.

DeSpain also fared well in singles play as the school's all-time winningest singles player won two singles contests, but dropped a 6-0, 6-1 decision to eventual champion Lenka Zacharova of Weber State in the round of 16.

Singles Qualifier
Marjolein van Dongen (TU) def. Claudia Oropeza (Weber State), 6-1, 6-1
Marjolein van Dongen (TU) def. Emily Haylock (Kansas), 7-5, 6-1
Mariana Barrios (TU) def. Kim Lorenz (Kansas), 7-5, 6-3
Laura Nigro (Air Force) def. Mariana Barrios (TU), 6-1, 6-2

Singles Main Draw
Kristel Chuntraruk (Air Force) def. Marjolein van Dongen (TU), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
Aleksandra Durska (TU) def. Lu Oswald (BYU), 6-1, 7-5
Aleksandra Durska (TU) def. Julie Siemers (Saint Louis), 6-3, 6-0
Aleksandra Durska (TU) def. Cheryl Mallaiah (Kansas), 6-2, 6-4
Maria Phillips-Galoustova (OSU) def, Aleksandra Durska (TU), 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Jana Sedivec (TU) def. Sofia Espinosa (Wyoming), 6-2, 6-3
Dominika Olsewska (OSU) def. Jana Sedivec (TU), 6-4, 6-1
Jennifer DeSpain (TU) def. Amanda Bartz (Colorado State), 6-2, 6-4
Jennifer DeSpain (TU) def. Viviana Mracnova (Oklahoma), 7-5, 7-6 (4)
Lenka Zacharova (Weber State) def. Jennifer DeSpain (TU), 6-0, 6-1
Bianca Posada (TU) def. Annalie van Den Heever (Wichita State), 6-3, 6-1
Katarzyna Kolodynska (OSU) def. Bianca Posada (TU), 6-2, 6-2

Singles Main Draw Consolation
Lu Oswald (BYU) def. Marjolein van Dongen (TU), 6-2, 7-5

Doubles Main Draw
Ferney/Richardson (BYU) def. Durska/van Dongen (TU), 9-7
Barrios/Posada (TU) def. Fergeson/Lowe (Utah State), 8-0
Novotna/Sedimajerova (Kansas) def. Barrios/Posada (TU), 8-6
DeSpain/Sedivec (TU) def. Bartz/Lisle (Colorado State), 8-5
DeSpain/Sedivec (TU) def. Godfrey/Zozrashvili (SMSU), 9-8 (2)
DeSpain/Sedivec (TU) def. Lawson/Stoop (Boise State), 8-3
DeSpain/Sedivec (TU) def. Novotna/Sedimajerova (Kansas), 8-6
DeSpain/Sedivec (TU) def. Ferney/Richardson (BYU), 8-1 (Championship)