Men's and Women's Tennis Finish Strong at Hastings Memorial/JU Invitational

Oct. 12, 2003

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Seniors Kristina Puck (Hamburg, Germany) and Kim Packer (Adelaide, Australia) of JU teamed up to win the Flight B doubles title before inclement weather ended the Hastings Memorial/JU Invitational Sunday at the University of North Florida. Junior Ben Birkmann (Bremen, Germany) and sophomore Martin Hehensteiger (Schechen, Germany) reached the finals in Flight A doubles to lead the men.

Freshman Emese Sulyos (Szolnok, Hungary) reached the finals in Flight A women's singles, defeating reigning A-Sun Player of the Year and nationally ranked Alena Dvorakova of Florida Atlantic along the way.

The men's tennis team returns to action when they compete in the ITA Region III in Memphis, Tenn. next Thursday through Monday, Oct. 16-20. The women play again at the Lady Seminole Classic, Nov. 7-9.

Men's Singles Results:
Flight A
Ben Birkmann (JU) def. Damien De Polignac (UNF          6-0, 6-1
Martin Hehensteiger (JU) def. Elliott Wood (UNF)        6-4, 7-5

Flight B Consolation Brian Garfield (JU) def. Justin Cohen (LYNN) 8-1 Jonas Askeland (AA) def. Brian Garfield (JU) 8-3 Neil Sehgal (JU) def. Alexander Koller (FLAG) 8-2 Neil Sehgal (JU) def. Jeremy Perez (FAU) 9-7

Men's Doubles Results Flight A Birkmann/Hehensteiger (JU) def. Obletz/Schofield (FAU) 8-3 Birkmann/Hehensteiger (JU) def. Azevedo/Macko (LYNN) 8-4

Flight A Consolation Sinson/Zhvania (FAMU) def. Lang/Sehgal (JU) 8-6

Flight B Russo/Starr (MER) def. Garfield/Wietrak (JU) 8-3 Green/Russell (FAMU) def. Rojas/Davoli (JU) 8-4

Women's Singles Results Flight A Emese Sulyos (JU) def. Marie Barbier (LYNN) 6-1, 6-3 Emese Sulyos (JU) def. Caroline Grage (AA) 6-1, 6-0 Emese Sulyos (JU) def. Alena Dvorakova (FAU) 6-4, 6-2 Veronika Subertova (JU) def. Beth Hayden (STET) 6-1, 6-2 Veronika Koksova (FAU) def. Veronika Subertova (JU) 3-6, 7-6, 10-8

Flight B Martina Strussova (JU) adv. to quarterfinal round by def.

Women's Doubles Results Flight A Strussova/Subertova (JU) def. Hung/Barysheva (UNF) 8-4 Grage/Emmrich (AA) def. Strussova/Subertova (JU) 8-2 Sauvageau/Pazahanick (GSU) def. Hajbane/Sulyos (JU) 8-2

Flight B Packer/Puck (JU) def. O'Steen/Porterfield (MER) 8-1 Packer/Puck (JU) def. Oldock/Beaulieu (FAU) 8-6 Packer/Puck (JU) def. Eng/Stoppelli (UNF) 8-3