|Lewis' Kranczicki And Lanstiak win Women's Tennis Regional Doubles Championship
Published: September 24, 2012.
For the second-straight year, Lewis' Zsofia Lanstiak (Budapest, Hungary/Karinthy Frigyes Gimnazium) and Zsofia Kranczicki (Eger, Hungary/Szilagyi Erzsebet Gimnazium es Kollegium) can lay claim to being the best doubles tandem in the Midwest, as the duo earned the 8-5 victory over Wayne State's Anne Li Briand and Yahsha Moore to earn the USTA/ITA Division II Midwest Regional Doubles Championship, hosted by Grand Valley State, on Sunday (Sept. 23) afternoon at Jenison High School.
They will now advance to the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships at the Copeland Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama from October 11th through the 14th. The USTA/ITA National Small College Championships are comprised of the eight regional champions (and/or at-large selections) from NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community Colleges.
"It's a great accomplishment for the Zsofi's to get back to Mobile for the second-straight year," Lewis head women's tennis coach Brett Bridel said.
Lanstiak was not as successful in her bid for a regional title in singles play, as the junior dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to Drury's Natalia Kozel.
"It is the only National Division II individual tournament for the year, so I think we need to come in more prepared from summer break," Bridel said. "We did compete and fought extremely hard in all of our matches, so I am proud of that."
Lewis returns to action on Friday, September 28th, as they host the three-day DePaul/Lewis Invitational, which will be held at both Lewis University and Romeoville High School.
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