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Monday, January 09, 2012 | Tennis
Wichita State's Budiharto Wins USTA National Title
FLUSHING, N.Y.- Wichita State senior Lutfiana Budiharto won a doubles championship at the USTA National Men's, Women's, and Mixed Open Indoor Championships, which took place last week at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Budiharto, a native of Jakarta, Indonesia was paired with fellow Indonesian Cynthia Dewi and they won five matches to capture the doubles crown. They defeated Steiner and Steiner, 7-5, 6-2 in the finals.
Lutfiana also advanced to the singles semifinals, where Rima Asatrian defeated her, 5-7,6-3, 6-2. The senior cruised to the semis, winning each of her first four matches in two sets.
Budiharto has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year in each of the last two seasons and was also named MVC Freshman of the Year.
Dewi was a member of the Indonesian National Tennis Team, participating in numerous international junior and women's events in both Asia and Europe. She graduated from Widya Mandala University in Indonesia in 2001. She has been teaching at the National Tennis Center since 2005. She has also been working with the New York Junior Tennis Leagues (NYJTL), serving as a High Performance coach.
Wichita State will start the spring season on Jan. 14 when they travel to the Eagles Invite hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Fla.
Finals - Budiharto/Dewi defeated Steiner/Steiner 7-5; 6-2
Semifinals - Budiharto/Dewi defeated Battaglia/Scandalis 7-5; 6-4
Quarterfinals - Budiharto/Dewi defeated (4) Sullivan/Williford 6-0; 6-4
Round of 16 - Budiharto/Dewi defeated Edelblum/Lahens 6-1; 6-0
Round of 32 - Budiharto/Dewi defeated Haich/Posa 6-0; 6-0
Semifinals - Rima Asatrian defeated Lutfiana Budiharto 5-7; 6-3; 6-2
Quarterfinals - Lutfiana Budiharto defeated Elyse Steiner 6-4, retired
Round of 16 - Lutfiana Budiharto defeated Emma Taylor 6-1; 6-0
Round of 32 - Lutfiana Budiharto defeated (4) Eva Raszkiewicz 6-4; 6-0
Round of 64 - Lutfiana Budiharto defeated Anna Mitchell 6-0; 6-0
Courtesy: Wichita State