Oct. 12, 1997

Purdue Doubles Team Victorious

Purdue senior Hally Cohen teamed up with junior Laura Avgerinos to win the No. 3 doubles flight of the Ohio State Bruegger¹s Invitational tennis tournament on Sunday. The Boilermaker duo defeated Notre Dame¹s Kim Guy and Vesse Ivanova of Rice in the final match to take the title. Cohen and Avgerinos advanced to the final by defeating Cincinnati¹s Mary Mahon and Ellisa Vdell 8-6 in the semi-final match earlier in the day.

Senior Mary Beth Maggart, who advanced to the final match of the No. 1 singles flight, lost the championship match to Virginia Commonwealth¹s Martina Nedelkova in three sets. Maggart teamed up with Boilermaker sophomore Jennifer Embry to defeat Michelle Dasso and Marisa Velasco of Notre Dame 8-2 to take fifth place at No. 1 doubles. Senior Hally Cohen placed fifth at No. 4 singles, pounding Olga Fedotova of Eastern Michigan 6-0, 6-2.

The Boilermakers will compete next at the Rice Invitational on Oct. 17-19.