Tennis Ladies and Gents Represent Well at ITA's
Thursday, October 26, 2006




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FORT WORTH, Texas—The Centenary men’s and women’s tennis teams participated in the ITA Tournament hosted by TCU over the weekend. The Ladies and Gents made head coach Larry Jacobs proud by advancing to the quarterfinals for the first time in recent history.

 

The ITA Tournament is an event that boasts of having 25 major colleges and universities taking part. There are three qualification rounds that must be navigated through successfully in order for a player to make the main draw.

 

Lindsay Ezell, Kristina Collins, Courtney Myers, and Jennifer Majchrowicz all had very difficult opponents in the qualifying rounds. However, all four Ladies fought hard to the end and gained valuable experience.

 

Christine Majchrowicz advanced to the main draw where she ran into a bit of bad luck as she played the top seed in the tournament, Zuzana Cerna of Baylor who is ranked third nationally. After playing a competitive match Zuzana proved too much, but Majchrowicz rolled through two more consolation rounds before losing both her singles and doubles matches on the third day.

 

“It was great to make it this deep into the tournament when a lot of other schools had already packed their bags and were heading home,” said Jacobs. Christine showed no fear during the tournament and will be a great leader this spring for the Ladies team.”

 

Majchrowicz’s trip deep into the ITA Tournament marks the first time in three years a Centenary player has advanced that far.

 

On the men’s side, Dylan Dyer, Seva Kostelanetz, Mark Rodgman, Jacob Dawson, and Alejandro Ahuja all saw action on the court.

 

With the conclusion of the tournament, the Ladies and Gents fall seasons are now over. Both teams will begin play in the spring as the Gents kick-off the season with the nationally-ranked LSU Tigers.