Sabita Maharaj advanced to the round of 16 at the Omni Intercollegiate Regional Tournament.
Oct. 25, 2003
Sophomore Sabita Maharaj of the Tennessee Lady Vol tennis team defeated Kentucky's Sarah Foster on Saturday to advance to the Round of 16 at the Omni Hotel Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Southeast Regional Tournament.
Maharaj, the tourney's eighth seed, downed Foster by a count of 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in Saturday morning's Round of 32. In her next match, however, Maharaj met up against #12 seed and 99th-ranked Kendall Cline of North Carolina in the Round of 16, and fell, 6-4, 6-0.
Also in action for the Lady Vols on Saturday, juniors Ashley Robards and Majen Immink both dropped their Round of 32 matches. Robards, seeded fourth in the singles draw, fell to North Carolina State's Kristin Lam, 6-3, 6-4. Immink, meanwhile, was defeated by #2 seed and 88th-ranked Danela Alvarez of Clemson, 6-4, 6-2. All three Lady Vols had posted wins in the event's opening round on Friday.
Following their return from the tournament, the UT tennis squad's next competition will come at the SEC Coaches Tournament in Peachtree City, Ga., over Nov. 6-9.
Omni Hotel ITA Southeast Regional
UT Singles Results for Sat., Oct. 25
Kristin Lam (North Carolina State) def. #4 seed Ashley Robards (UT), 6-3, 6-4 (Round of 32)
#8 seed Sabita Maharaj (UT) def. Sarah Foster (Kentucky), 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 (Round of 32)
#2 seed/No. 88 Danela Alvarez (Clemson) def. Majen Immink (UT), 6-4, 6-2 (Round of 32)
#12 seed/No. 99 Kendall Cline (North Carolina) def. #8 seed Sabita Maharaj (UT), 6-4, 6-0 (Round of 16)