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Endlich, Luiz Head To Semifinals At Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: October 17, 2004
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Oct. 17, 2004

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- The Lady Monarchs' Kerstin Endlich (Neustadt, Germany) and Fernada Luiz (Nova Lima, Brazil) are heading to the semifinals of their respective singles brackets at the Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational.

Endlich, a junior, moved into the Round of 16 of the Flight A singles bracket right away after Richmond's Beatrice Grasu withdrew because of injury. Endlich sailed through the Round of 16 with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over UMBC's Aimee Lim. In her quarterfinal match-up, Endlich defeated William & Mary's Megan Moulton-Levy , 7-5, 6-4. On Sunday, Endlich will look to advance with a semifinal match-up against the bracket's top seed in Olga Borisova of Virginia Commonwealth. Borisova was ranked 48th in the ITA Preseason Poll.

Luiz, a sophomore, defeated Romana Bucu of Longwood, 6-0, 6-4 to open play in the Round of 16 in the Flight B-1 singles bracket. Luiz then picked up a 6-2, 6-3 decision over Hampton's Elena Besedova in the quarterfinals. She will look to advance to the finals in a semifinal showdown with Liz Perlow of CAA rival Delaware.

In other singles action, Barbara Kerner (Herxheim, Germany) reached the Round of 16 in the Flight C singles bracket. Kerner defeated Washinton College's Samantha Halpin, 6-0, 6-1 in the Round of 32, but then fell in the Round of 16 to Carolina Huignard of Syracuse, 6-4, 6-4. Also in the Flight C bracket, Linda Garder fell to Sevla Gonca of George Washington, 6-5, 6-3.

In doubles play, the Lady Monarch team of Endlich and Luiz reached the quarterfinals. The duo opened with an 8-4 victory over Vaynberg and Zawadzki of Syracuse, 8-4. Their run came to an end in quarter though with a 8-3 loss to William & Mary's team of Moulton-Levy and Fuchs. The Tribe's doubles entry was ranked 56th in the Preseason ITA Poll.

To view all the brackets and results of this weekend's Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational, click here.

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