The University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers' run at the 2000 ITA Southeast Qualifying Championships was cut short on Sunday as juniors Alison Ojeda and Agnes Wiski were eliminated in singles play and the doubles tandem of Ojeda and sophomore Vilmarie Castellvi suffered a setback on the doubles side.
Ojeda defeated Kentucky's Lauren Rookledge in her first match of the day, 6-3, 6-3, to advance to the quarterfinals. In quarterfinal action, Ojeda dropped a tough three-set match to Maren Haus of Wake Forest, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Wiski fell in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, to Marlene Mejia of North Carolina in the round of 16.
The pairing of Ojeda and Castellvi faced Kentucky's Rookledge and Brooke Skeen in the semifinals of the doubles draw. The Wildcats earned a measure of revenge as Rookledge avenged her singles' loss to Ojeda with a close 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2), victory over the Lady Vols.
The Southeast Regional qualifier is one of eight taking place across the country this weekend. Finalists in both the singles and doubles brackets advances to the Rolex National Indoor Championships in Dallas in February.
The tournament concludes the Lady Vols fall tournament schedule; the team will be back in action in January.
Vols fall at Rolex Championships
The Tennessee tennis team finished its run Saturday at the Rolex Regional Championships in Athens, Ga., as both the Vols' singles and doubles competitors were beaten Saturday.
In singles action, junior Adam Carey won his quarterfinal match against Michael Lang of Miami, 6-1, 6-4, before losing in the semifinals to the tournament's No.1 seed and the nation's No. 7 player, Matias Boecker of Georgia, 7-5, 6-3.
In doubles play, Tennessee juniors Andy Crews and Peter Handoyo lost their third-round doubles match to Foreman and Gustoffson of Middle Tennessee State, 8-4.
Tennessee will be back in action at the USTA Challenger, being held at the UT Varsity Courts Nov. 19-26.