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Tennis opens spring season at home

Men face Oral Roberts, Lamar; women play A&M, Lamar this weekend

The SMU men’s and women’s tennis teams take to thecourt this weekend for their first matches of the semester.

The men host Oral Roberts University at Haggar Tennis StadiumSaturday at 11 a.m. and Lamar University Sunday at 2 p.m.

Facing one of the toughest schedules in the program’shistory, the men will meet several tough opponents throughout theseason including intrastate rivals: TCU, Texas, Baylor, andRice.

Making up the men’s roster for the 2003-2004 season aresenior Johan Brunstrom of Uddevalla, Sweden, junior GwinyaiChingoka of Harare, Zimbabwe, sophomore Elliot Enberg of SanAntonio, sophomore Judah Epstein of Dallas, freshman Chad Hernandezof Nashville, Tenn., junior Paul McNaughton of Hinsdale, Ill.,senior Lukasz Senczyzn of Szcecin, Poland, and sophomore HenrikSoderberg of Stockholm, Sweden.

Leading the Mustangs into action is men’s head tenniscoach Carl Neufeld.

The men’s tennis team looks to improve on lastseason’s 16-12 (11-2, home, 5-10, away) record that endedwith a 1-4 loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament against24th-ranked TCU.

The women serve up their home opener against TexasA&M-Corpus Christi at 10 a.m. on Friday, followed by anotherhome match at noon Sunday against Lamar.

The women’s season is highlighted by 17 home matches andincludes matches against some big name opponents including:Oklahoma, LSU, TCU, Alabama, and Baylor.

The women’s 2003-2004 roster includes: senior Kit Carsonof Hillsboro Beach, Fla., freshman Natalie Corace of Naples, Fla.,junior Sana Cortas of Dallas, sophomore Paige Evans of Dallas,junior Lynsie Jones of Plano, sophomore Svetlana Kouzmenko ofMinsk, Belarus, junior Jenny Langer of Louisville, Ken., juniorAllison Leuszler of Oklahoma City, sophomore twins Brooke andHalley Rambally of Allen, Tex., and senior Nadia Vaughan of NewportBeach, Calif.

The 2003-2004 women’s tennis season will be led by newhead coach Rob Howarth.

The lady Mustangs are coming off of a 19-11 season that includeda 13-2 record at home and 6-9 record on the road. The team lost tono. 2-seed Tulsa in the WAC tournament last year.

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