SDSU Doubles Team Advances to Semis at Omni West Regional Women's Championships

Oct. 26, 2002

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State's Silvia Tornier and Indra Erichson reached the quarterfinal round of doubles on Saturday at the 2002 Omni Hotels West Region Championships co-hosted by San Diego State and San Diego.

The duo waited out rain showers that played havoc with the schedule, and defeated Sarah Gregg and Jackie Carlton of UCLA, 8-6, to advance to the round of eight.

The Aztecs were not as fortunate in singles play, with both of San Diego State's seeded players bowing out in the third round. Tornier, seeded sixth in singles, lost to ninth-seeded Uzma Khan of Santa Barbara, 6-3, 6-2. Second-seeded Sara Walker of UCLA eliminated ninth-seeded Lindsay Hedberg, 6-0, 6-2.

In consolation action, San Diego State's Katja Karrento and Patricia Graf both one their first round matches before losing in the second round.

The tournament concludes tomorrow.

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