Oct. 3, 1997

Maggart Advances To Quarterfinals

Maggart Photo

Purdue's Mary Beth Maggart, the 38th-ranked women's player in collegiate tennis, advanced to the quarterfinals of the back draw in the Disney/ITA National Clay Court Championships in Anaheim, Calif., today. Maggart, a senior for the Boilermakers, victimized Michelle Faucher of Texas, handing the Longhorn netter a 7-6, 6-1 loss in the round of 16. Maggart will face the winner of the Natalia Soetrisno (Miami of Ohio)- Meredith Laughlin (Miami of Florida) match being played this afternoon (Friday). Soetrisno is ranked 45th in the Rolex Collegiate Tennis preseason poll. Laughlin is not ranked. Maggart and Soetrisno met in a dual match in West Lafayette last spring, with Soetrisno winning 6-2, 6-4.

The ITA National Clay Court Championships are a collegiate tennis grand slam event.