January 17, 1999
TEMPE, Ariz. - Four Arizona State Sun Devil women tennis players traveled to Thousand Oaks, California this weekend to compete in the 1999 National Collegiate Tennis Classic held at the exclusive Sherwood Country Club. The tournament which is regarded as the "Wimbledon of College Tennis" featured top players from many of the top teams in the West.
ASU featured four players in the singles competition and two teams in doubles action. In the first round, three Sun Devils advanced. Sixth-seed junior Kerry Giardino was upset by Claire Curran (Cal), 7-5, 6-3, while senior Katy Propstra, sophomore Faye DeVera and freshman Allison Bradshaw each advanced.
In the second round Propstra was defeated by top-seed Marissa Irvin (Stanford), 6-2, 6-3. As the draw would have it, DeVera was to face teammate Bradshaw in the second round. The result of a default, Bradshaw advanced to the quarterfinals where she fell to third-seed Anita Kurimay (Cal), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.
In doubles action, Propstra and Bradshaw defeated Cristina Popescu and Katia Roubanova (UCLA), 8-5 in the first round, but fell to top-seed Irvin and Teryn Ashley (Stanford), 8-6, in the quarterfinals. The team of Giardino and DeVera was downed 8-3, by second-seed Amanda Augustus and Amy Jensen of California.
The Sun Devils return to action Sunday, January 24, as they host their dual match opener to New Mexico at the Robson Player Facility at the Whiteman Tennis Center. Play will begin at noon.
Katy Propstra (ASU) def. Brandi Freudenberg (UCLA), 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-4
Claire Curran (Cal) def. Kerry Giardino (ASU), 7-5, 6-3
Allison Bradshaw (ASU) def. Francesca La'O (Cal), 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-6 (5)
Faye DeVera (ASU) def. Cintia Tortorella (Pepperdine), 4-6, 7-5
Marissa Irvin (Stanford) def. Katy Propstra (ASU), 6-2, 6-3
Allison Bradshaw (ASU) def. Faye DeVera (ASU), default
Anita Kurimay (Cal) def. Allison Bradshaw (ASU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Propstra/Bradshaw def. Popescu/Roubanova (UCLA), 8-5
Jensen/Augustus (Cal) def. DeVera/Giardino, 8-3
Irvin/Ashley (Stanford) def. Propstra/Bradshaw, 8-6