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Monhartova Upsets No. 7 Seed At National Clay Courts

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Mikko Viljanen (pictured), along with Michael Kogan, won the first set of his match.
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Mikko Viljanen (pictured), along with Michael Kogan, won the first set of his match.
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Sept. 21, 2000

BALTIMORE - Tulane senior Anna Monhartova, who won three matches Wednesday to qualify for the main draw, Thursday upset Andrea Ondrisova of VCU, the tournament's No. 7 seed, to advance to the Round of 16 at the T.Rowe Price National Intercollegiate Clay Court Championships being played at the Suburban Club of Baltimore County.

Monhartova, a senior from Plezn, Czech Republic who is ranked 67th in the Wingspan.com Preseason Rankings, defeated Ondrisova 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. Ondrisova was ranked 24th in the nation entering the tournament. Monhartova takes on 41st-ranked Cintia Tortorella of Pepperdine Friday.

"It was just a great tennis match," said Tulane Women's Coach David Schumacher. "Both players were playing at such a high level, it was a pleasure to watch."

Meanwhile the Tulane men's doubles combination of senior Mikko Viljanen and freshman Michael Kogan won the first set of their match versus Cornell's Mike Halperin and Paulovic in a tiebreaker, and were set to play a second-set tiebreaker when the match was suspended due to darkness at 7-6, 6-6. The match will be completed early Friday with the winners advancing to the second round of doubles competition.