Endlich, Luiz, Costa Capture Titles At Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational

September 20, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 20, 2004

VA. Beach, Va. -- The Old Dominion duo of Kerstin Endlich and Fernanda Luiz captured the Flight A Doubles title, while newcomer Barbara Costa won the Flight B singles title at the Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational over the weekend highlighting the Lady Monarchs first action of the 2004-05 year.

Endlich, a two-time All-CAA performer, and Luiz, a sophomore, won both their matches in their Flight A bracket en route to the title. The duo defeated Norfolk State's Jennifer Itonyo and Flaminia Migone, 8-0, in the semifinals and went on to defeat Rebecca Vanderelst and Kristen Veith of James Madison, 8-4, to take the title.

Costa, making her first appearance as a Lady Monarch, won four matches in her Flight B bracket to take the title. She opened with a Round of 32 victory over Kathleen Rollet, 7-5, 6-1, and then advanced to the quarterfinals after Howard's Aja Wright withdrew after an injury. In the quarterfinals, Costa defeated Temple's Lauren Verrall, 7-5, 6-1, to set up a showdown with teammate Barbara Kerner in the semifinals. Costa emerged with the 6-2, 6-4 win and picked up the title with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Fiorela Valdivi.

Kerner, a sophomore, went 3-1, during tournament action. Kerner defeated Mary Napier in the opening round of 32 with a 6-4, 6-2 victory and defeated Lee University's Amanda North, 6-2, 6-1, in the round of 16. In her quarterfinal match-up, Kerner downed American's Tess Hollyn Taub, 6-1, 6-0, to advance to the semifinal contest against her teammate.

For complete bracket results for this weekend's tournament, click here.

Women's Flight A Singles:
16	Ana Maslesa (Temple) d. Kerstin Endlich	7-5, 6-2

Women's Flight A Doubles: F Endlich/Luiz d. Vanderelst/Veith (JMU) 8-4 SF Endlich/Luiz d. Itonyo/Migone (Norfolk St.) 8-0

Women's Flight B Singles: F Barbara Costa d. Fiorela Valdivi () 6-1, 6-0 SF Barbara Costa d. Barbara Kerner 6-2, 6-4 Q Barbara Costa d. Lauren Verrall (Temple) 7-5, 6-1 Q Barbara Kerner d. Tessa Hollyn Taub (American) 6-1, 6-0 16 Barbara Costa d. Aja Wright (Howard) Wo (inj) 16 Barbara Kerner d. Amanda North (Lee) 6-2, 6-1 32 Barbara Costa d. Kathleen Rollet () 7-5, 6-1 32 Barbara Kerner d. Mary Napier () 6-4, 6-2

Women's Flight B Doubles: 16 Colarusso/Hollyn Taub (American) d. Garder/Kerner 8-4

Women's Flight C Doubles: Q Honig/Klingman (American) d. Costa/Sy 8-6

Women's Flight D Singles: SF Shell Grover (JMU) d. Jackie Sy 6-2, 6-3