Virginia Tech To Host 2000 Bell Atlantic Atlantic 10 Men's and Women's Tennis Championships
Hokies look to defend both titles this weekend
April 13, 2000 BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech will host the 2000 Bell Atlantic Atlantic 10 Men's and Women's tennis championships on Apr. 14-16, at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center and at the Coliseum Tennis Courts as well. The tournament will begin on Friday, Apr. 14, at 8 a.m. and run through Sunday afternoon when the two champions are crowned. Both winners will advance to the NCAA Championships on May 12-14. Tech's men's tennis team has won the past four titles dating back to 1996. They currently have a 12-13 record overall and a 9-6 record in match play. They have four players that have posted 19 or more wins this season, Jay Bruner (22-13), Saber Kadiri (20-10), Michael Kurz (20-16) and Davor Dupljak (19-16). Duquesne which as a league-high 12 match win, and George Washington, which has finished in the top three in the event for the past seven years will look to defeat Tech this year. The Hokies' women's tennis team has won the past four championships dating back to 1996. They currently have a 14-6 record overall, having won 11 of the past 14 matches. Tech has five players with double-figures wins, Kristen Stubbs (26-7), Bridget Bruner (18-5), Kristin Lanio (18-9), Ines Khelifi (17-13) and Antonella Pozzi (14-6).