Haarhoff Advances At William & Mary Invite

September 15, 2006
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 15, 2006

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Sophomore Charleen Haarhoff (Durban, South Africa) advanced to the semifinals of the Flight A singles bracket at the William & Mary Invitational on Friday. Haarhoff picked up her first career win over a ranked opponent as she upset #38 Inga Beermann of Virginia Tech in a come from behind victory.

Haarhoff fell behind 1-6 in the first set against the ranked Hokie. She then rallied to win the second set, 6-4, and then blanked Beermann in the third set, 6-0, for the win.

Haarhoff was one of two unranked women's tennis student-athletes in the Flight A bracket and the only unranked player to advance.

Her opponent tomorrow will be #75 Randi Schuler of Purdue. Schuler had upset #61 Katarina Zoricic of host William & Mary in her Round of 16 appearance.

In other opening round action at the William & Mary Invite, junior Fernanda Luiz (Nova Lima, Brazil) fell to Katrina Tsang of North Carolina, 6-2, 6-3, in Flight B singles.

Haarhoff and Luiz were also in action in Flight A doubles. The Lady Monarch duo fell to Marianne Baker and Elenor Peters of Maryland, 8-6.

Other members of the Lady Monarch women's tennis team were in action at the Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational of Virginia Beach. Results were unavailable at press time.

Flight A Doubles
Round of 16
Marianne Baker/Elenor Peters (Maryland) def. Haarhoff/Luiz (ODU) - 8-6

Flight A Singles
Round of 16
Charleen Haarhoff (ODU) def. #38 Inga Beermann (Virginia Tech) - 1-6, 6-4, 6-0

Flight B Singles
Round of 16
Katrina Tsang (UNC) def. Fernanda Luiz (ODU) - 6-2, 6-3