NCAA Individual Championships

Riske and Tsoubanos Advance in NCAA Doubles Championship 5/21/03

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Senior Sarah Riske (McMurray, Pa.) and junior Aleke Tsoubanos (Chesterfield, Mo.) advanced to the second round of the NCAA Doubles Championship after defeating Middle Tennessee State's tandem of Stacy Varnell and Manon Kruse, 6-4, 6-1, on Tuesday at the Ring Tennis Complex.

The third-seeded team of Riske and Tsoubanos will now take on Southern California's top doubles duo of Jewel Peterson and Tiffany Brymer at 12 p.m. (EST) Wednesday in the NCAA Round of 16. Peterson and Brymer defeated Northwestern's Jessica Rush and Cristelle Grier, 6-4, 7-6, in their opening match.

Riske and Tsoubanos improve to 32-7 on the year following their win over Varnell and Kruse. Peterson and Brymer, who are ranked 18th nationally, are 25-15 on the year.

Riske had her collegiate singles career come to an end on Tuesday, as she lost to Kentucky's Sarah Witten in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Riske, a three-time All-American, concludes her singles career with an outstanding 102-41 mark (.713 winning percentage).








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