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Top Seed Lindsay Lee-Waters Loses in First Round of The Neighborhood Charter School $25K Women's Challenger

March 27, 2003 10:20 AM

Top seed Lindsay Lee-Waters, of Dunwoody GA, lost to Jana Nejedly, Canada, 6-3, 6-1 yesterday at the Neighborhood Chart School $25K Challenger being played at the Racquet Club of the South in Norcross, GA. Nejedly won the USTA Pro Circuit event in Redding Calif. on Sunday and represented Canada in the 1996 Olympic Games. Lee-Waters, the local favorite has been ranked as high as 31 in the world and is currently number 107. In other action, number two seed Prusova, and fourth seed Barabanschikova advanced to the second round.

Thursday's second round singles action will feature Olga Barabanschikova, a former number one junior in the world and Jana Nejedly who defeated the tournament's top seed today. Ting Li and Tian Tian Sun, one of China's top doubles teams will compete at the Neighborhood Charter School USTA Women's $25,000 Challenger.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 Results
Singles - First Round
Jenny Hopkins, United States, def. Sybille Bammer, Austria, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
Jana Nejedly, Canada, def. Lindsay Lee-Waters (1) United States, 6-3, 6-1
Marie-Eve Pelletier, Canada, def. Camille Pin (6), France, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Julie Pullin, Great Britain, def. Francesca Lubiani, Italy, 6-2, 6-3
Olga Barabanschikova (4), Belarus, def. Dimana Krastevitch, Bulgaria, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Nathalie Vierin, Italy, def. Anne Keothavong, Great Britain, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Samantha Stosur, Australia, def. Jorgelina Cravero, Argentina, 6-1, 6-4
Libuse Prusova (2), Czech Republic, def. Christina Wheeler, Australia, 6-2, 6-2
Jie Zheng, China, def. Nina Duebbers, Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-0

Doubles - First round
Samantha Stosur, Australia and Christina Wheeler, Australia (1), def. Jorgelina Cravero, Argentina and Melissa Torres, Mexico, 6-1, 6-0
Jin-Hee Kim, Korea and Ayami Takase, Japan, def. Ansley Cargill, and Kristen Cargill, United States, 6-2, 7-6(7-5)
Remi Tezuka and Yuka Yoshida, Japan def. Mireille Dittman, Australia and Svetlana Krivencheva Svetlana, Bulgaria, 7-5, 6-1

Thursday, March 27 - SCHEDULE
Stadium Court - starting at 10 a.m.
Olga Barabanschikova (4) vs. Zi Yan, followed by
Nicole Pitts vs Libuse Prusova (2), followed by
Jie Zheng vs. Gabriela Lastra, followed by
Ting Li and Tian Tian Sun (3) vs. Olga Barabanschikova and Marie-Eve Pelletier

Court 12- starting at 10 a.m.
Tian Tian Sun vs. Lucie Ahl, followed by
Samantha Stosur vs. Nathalie Vierin or Anne Keothavong, followed by
Jana Nejedly vs. Julie Pullin, followed by,
Alyssa Cohen and Diana Srebrovic vs. Leanne Baker and Francesca Lubiani

Court 13 - starting at 10 a.m.
Camille Pin (8) or Marie-Eve Pelletier vs. Catalina Castano, followed by
Jennifer Hopkins vs. Renata Voracova (5), followed by
Julie Ditty and Petra Rampre vs. Erica Krauth and Sarah Stone

Download the Main Singles and Doubles Draw here. (Note: You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to successfully open this file.)

Admission to the Neighborhood Charter School USTA Women's $25,000 Challenger is free but sponsorships and donations benefiting the Neighborhood Charter School will be accepted. The Neighborhood Charter School is an in-town elementary school in Grant Park that opened in the fall of 2002. The 98-year-old Atlanta school building was destroyed by fire in February following a full year of extensive remodeling by parents and volunteers. It housed the community's 105 kindergarten through third grade students.

The USTA organizes, sponsors and administers the USTA Professional Circuit, the gateway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis professionals and a frequent battleground for established players. The 2003 circuit features nearly 100 events for men and women. Prize money at USTA Professional Circuit events range from $10,000 to $75,000, with more than $3 million in total purse. Players also earn valuable ATP and WTA tour ranking points.

Debby Teitsman , Tournament Press Aide, cell 404.402.7719
Peggy May, Tournament Director, Cell 843.290.1570
Marc Kaplan, USTA Southern Section, 770-368-8200




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