Sunday, July 09, 2000
Anderson looks forward to Met challenge
By Dave Schutte
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Until Emilia Anderson entered the Thomas E. Price Metropolitan Tennis Tournament, two-time defending champion Kara Molony was expected to dominate again.
A recent graduate of Anderson High who will play at Stanford University, the No.2-seeded Anderson defeated Laurel Fitzhand 6-0, 6-0 in an opening-round match Saturday at Lunken Playfield.
All six seeded players in action won first-round matches; No.1 Molony had a bye. MaryAnn Srenco, the No.6 seed, will play Hali Graugvogel on Monday in the final first-round match.
I usually skip this tournament because it conflicts with the National Junior Clay Courts, Anderson said. I've always wanted to play the Met, and I definitely want to win it. I'm not here for fun.
For Anderson to play Molony for the championship, both players must win three matches.
But Anderson, who is teamed with Teri Boynton in doubles, could play against the Molony sisters, Kara and Lindsey, on Friday in the championship match.
I've seen Kara play years ago and I've always wanted to play her, Anderson said.
Play continues at 10 a.m. today with 16 men's singles matches, followed by men's and women's doubles matches.
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