Constantinescu and Radu to Play for Regional Title

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 24, 2010

Oct. 24, 2010


NORMAN, Okla. - OU's Ana-Maria Constantinescu will play for her second-straight ITA Central Region Doubles Championship with partner Alice Radu Monday in Fayetteville. Ark. The duo will play the tournament's No. 1 seed, Claudine Paulson and Anouk Tigu of Arkansas, in the finals.

Constantinescu and Radu defeated Arkansas' Emily Carbone and Stephanie Roy in the semifinals, 8-5, to advance to Monday's championship match.  Constantinescu is in familiar territory, the senior won last fall's double championship after beating Paulson and Tigu, who are ranked No. 26 nationally in doubles, with former partner Teona Tsertsvadze.

The winner of Monday's title match will earn a spot in the ITA National Indoor Championships in New York, Nov. 4-7.

Radu fell to WSU's Lutfiana Budiharto, ranked No. 36 nationally in singles, in Sunday's quarterfinals, 7-5, 7-5.

The Sooners finished singles action at the KU Fall Tournament in Lawrence, Kan., Sunday.  Brittany Parks lost in the `White' singles championship to KU's Vika Khanevskaya, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Tara Eckel and Mia Lancaster both won in the `Jayhawk' consolation.  Eckel topped Kristina Schleich of Colorado, 6-2, 6-1, while Lancaster defeated KU's Paulina Los, 6-4, 6-1.

ITA Central Regional Championships
Fayetteville, Ark.
Day Three Results

Constantinescu/Radu (OU) def. Carbone/Roy (ARK), 8-5

Lutfiana Budiharto (WSU) def. Alice Radu (OU), 7-5, 7-5

KU Fall Tournament
Lawrence, Kan.
Day Three Results

White Championship
Vika Khanevskaya (KU) def. Brittany Parks (OU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Jayhawk Consolation
Tara Eckel (OU) def. Kristina Schleich (CU), 6-2, 6-1
Mia Lancaster (OU) def. Paulina Los (KU), 6-4, 6-1

Crimson Consolation
Michala Jensen (CU) def. Peta Maree Lancaster (OU), 6-1, 6-1



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