Hung is lone Wolverine to advance in Regional

Sophomore Brian Hung advanced to the quarterfinals in the main
draw singles bracket of the 2004 Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional
Championships at the Varsity Tennis Center yesterday. Both Hung and
sophomore Ryan Heller moved on to the quarterfinals of the doubles
bracket.

Hung beat Barry King of Notre Dame, 6-2, 6-4, in the third round
of the tournament to move on to today’s match against
Indiana’s Jakub Praibis, the No. 1 seed. Hung is seeded
ninth.

Hung and Heller won two matches yesterday in doubles
competition. Adam Monich and Michael Flowers of Michigan State fell
in the round of 32 by a score of 8-3, while Ryan Recht and John
Stone — representing Indiana — lost in the third round,
8-6, to allow the Michigan duo to move on.

Ohio State’s Drew Eberly and Ross Wilson will face Hung
and Heller today.

— Gabe Edelson

 

Exon moves on to play in quarterfinals

Sometimes you don’t get the luck of the draw.

This weekend at the Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships at
the Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis, all but one Wolverine
folded their hand early. Sophomore Elizabeth Exon and junior
transfer Nina Yaftali made it to the round of 16 in doubles, but
were stopped in their tracks by Illinois’ Macall Harkins and
Brianna Knue.

Yaftali, freshman Allie Shafner and junior Debra Streifler all
threw in their cards in the first round. Sophomore Kara Delicata
and senior Leanne Rutherford were both eliminated in the second
round.

Senior Michelle DaCosta, ranked No. 32 nationally in singles,
was upset in the third round by Iowa’s unranked Hillary
Mintz. DaCosta’s hard luck continued in her No. 8 doubles
combination with Delicata, where the duo fell in the semifinals to
Cristelle Grier and Audra Cohen of Northwestern. Exon represents
the final hope for Michigan, having advanced to the singles
quarterfinals after four hard-fought matches. Exon will try to
continue her success today at 11 a.m., and if all goes well, she
will be back on the court at 1 p.m. for a semifinal match.

—Max Kardon

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