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Main Draw Play Starts Tuesday In Ballantrae Challenger
9/26/2005  Interest Will Be High In Some Of Tuesday's Matches

Tuesday for the Ballantrae / Mobley Development $25,000 Challenger Presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors at the Pelham Racquet Club means the start of main draw play in both singles and doubles. Along with the usual fierce competition among the top women’s tennis touring professionals there will be several matches with added interest and appeal to local tennis fans. Local favorite Christy Striplin, now a freshman at Georgia Tech, will play in the day session. The former Brook Highland resident will open her tournament against Francesca Lubiani. The evening feature match will have University of Alabama’s #1 doubles team, Ashley Bentley and Robin Stephenson competing in the main draw of doubles. Ashley and Robin are riding a 30 match win streak this Fall and their match will begin no earlier than 6:00 PM. In the Noon matches Sarah Taylor, formerly ranked in the top 50 in the world, will play as she works to return from injury and regain her past high ranking.


The complete schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 27th is as follows:


11:00 AM

Ø      Maria Vanina Garcia Sokol vs Petra Rampre

Ø      Jamie Hamilton vs Raquel Kops-Jones

followed by

Ø      Alexsandra Wozniak vs Chloe Carlotti

Ø      Antonia Matic vs Nika Koukhartchouck

Ø      Christy Striplin vs Francesca Lubiana

Ø      Coin / Zabala vs Czafikova / Luzhanska

followed by but not before 4:00 PM

Ø      Barnikow / Zalameda vs Esperon / Fusano

Ø      El Tabakh / Wozniak vs Moura / Seredni


12:00 AM

Lara Fakoury vs Sarah Taylor

Followed by but not before 2:00 PM

Jennifer Elie vs Andrea Benitez

Followed by but not before 4:00 PM

Encina / Taylor vs Pillay / Roland


6:00 PM

Bentley / Stephenson vs De Los Rios / Peterson