Tennis Teams Find Success at Millsaps Fall Classic
Sunday, September 24, 2006




Seva Kostelanetz

JACKSON, Miss.—The Centenary men’s and women’s tennis teams competed in the Millsaps Fall Classic over the weekend. Both teams had members enjoy individual success as sophomore Courtney Myers emerged as the second flight champion after winning three matches and freshman Alejandro Ahuja was a finalist, winning two matches.

 

Myers defeated Anika Bhalla of Southern Arkansas 6-0, 4-6, 10-7 in her first match before knocking off Karissa Lentz of Arkansas Tech 7-6 (5), 6-0. She then took the title when Elise Entzenberger of Belhaven was forced to resign due to injury.

 

Senior Christine Majchrowicz, who will lead the Ladies from the #1 singles position this year, performed well by winning a pair of matches. Down 5-1 in the finals, she rallied to take the next four games before losing the hard-fought match.

 

Junior Jennifer Majchrowicz finished in second place, winning two matches before losing to Teega Cross of Jackson State (6-1, 7-5).

 

On the men’s side, #1 player Alejandro Ahuja advanced to the finals. He discarded Taps Marove 6-1, 6-1 and beat Wes Hill of Millsaps 6-4, 6-1. He then fell to Tendai Kuwaza of Jackson State in a two-hour marathon 6-1, 6-4.

 

Sophomore Seva Kostelanetz won second place in the third flight after besting Jonathan Giurintano of Millsaps and Harris Brabston of Belhaven before losing to Michael Puckett from Millsaps.

 

“I am impressed with the progress of our programs during the first tournament of the year,” said head coach Larry Jacobs. “I am also very happy with the way the team represented Centenary College.”

 

The Ladies head to the Stephen F. Austin Invitational October 6th and 7th before joining back up with the Gents at the TCU Tournament later in the month.