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HOUSTON - Rice womenís tennis volunteer assistant coach Jennifer Russell
reached a career high this month, reaching 50th in the Womenís Tennis Associationís most current doubles ranking.
The ranking comes after Russell advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and the Italian Open with partner Maria Santangelo. With the number 50 worldwide ranking, Russell is sixth in the United States, behind Lisa Raymond, Meghan Shaughnessy, Martina Navratilova, Corina Morariu and Lindsay Davenport.
Next up for Russell and Santangelo is the DFS Classic at Birmingham, England, beginning June 6 followed by the Ordina Open in S-Hertogenbosh, Netherlands, starting June 13. The pair finish the month at the Championships at Wimbledon where they advanced to the round of 16 in 2004.
In addition to WTA tournament action, Russell is also a member of the St. Louis Aces of World Team Tennis. The Aces will be in town to play the Houston Wranglers on July 6 at the Westside Tennis Club. For more information, please contact Rice womenís tennis at 713-348-6035.