MSU Women’s Tennis Claims Pair Of Titles At Roberta Alison Classic
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – On the final day of the Roberta Alison Fall Classic Saturday, the Mississippi State women’s tennis team found more success, as one player claimed the singles title in her draw and another snatched the consolation crown in another draw.
Junior Naomi Tran emerged as the only undefeated Bulldog on the weekend in singles, as she notched two victories on Friday and finished out her sweep on Saturday against Annie Wierda of Michigan 6-2, 6-3, winning the Courtney McLane Draw.
In another final, State sophomore Georgiana Patrasc, ranked nationally at No. 76, fell in a tough title match against No. 34 Beatrice Gumulya of Clemson who edged her out 6-4, 7-5 in the Meritt Emry Draw on Saturday.
True freshman Bulldog Timea Guibe proved victorious Saturday, winning the consolation crown of the Rebecca Baum Draw after cruising past Abigail Owens of LSU 6-2, 6-0.
In other singles action on the final day of action, veteran Alexandra Perper dropped her consolation final against 53rd-ranked Klara Vyskocilova of Tulane 6-3, 6-3 in the Taylor Lindsey Draw. Bulldog Rosie Dion also dropped her consolation final against Furman’s Amanda Murray 7-5, 6-2.
In doubles, State’s 48th-ranked team Perper and Tran advanced to the semifinals of their draw on Friday but faced two very hard-fought matches on Saturday. The duo fell 8-2 to Jessy Rompies and Beatrice Gumulya of Clemson in the semifinals and then, competing in a third place consolation contest, dropped a tight 8-6 decision to Veronica Corning and Alicia Barnett of Northwestern.
The MSU duo of Petra Ferancova and Patrasc started off with a win Saturday in their consolation semifinal match against Jessica Perez and Julia Norlin of Loyola Marymount 8-4 but fell to Gabrielle Otero and Skylar Holloway of LSU 8-5 in a tough consolation finals match of the Melissa Day Draw.
The Bulldog doubles team of Dion and Guibe dropped their consolation semifinal to Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer and Rasheeda McAdoo of Georgia Tech 8-5 but rebounded with a defeat over Nayara Moraes and Irina Constantinide of Middle Tennessee 8-3 in the seventh place match in the Bianca Svensson Draw.
Stuart Kenyon Wins in Three to Advance at the Bluewater Bay Championships
NICEVILLE, Fla. – Alabama’s Stuart Kenyon rallied back from a first-set loss to beat Joseph Cadogan, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(4), to advance in the qualifying singles draw at the Bluewater Bay Championships on Saturday. Kenyon now moves on to the round of 64 and will be joined by teammates Daniil Proskura and Becker O’Shaughnessey, who both had byes in the first round.
Match play resumes Sunday morning at the Bluewater Bay Tennis Center.
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Crimson Tide Closes out Roberta Alison Fall Classic with Five Wins
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama women’s tennis team collected five wins on the final day of play at the 26th Roberta Alison Fall Classic. Emily Zabor went a combined 6-0 in the tournament to win both her respective singles and doubles draw finals.
In the morning’s doubles action, the Crimson Tide won all four matches it competed in as Danielle Spielmann and Natalia Maynetto won 8-2 and 8-3 in the back of their draw, while Carmen Blanco and Zabor picked up wins of 8-6 and 8-5 in their main draw to take the title. In singles, Zabor grinded out a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Michigan’s Sara Remynse to win her second final of the day.
Next up, Alabama takes part in its final tournament of the season, traveling to Sarasota, Fla., for the Dickie V Clay Court Classic.
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Georgia Perfect on Saturday in Charleston
ATHENS, Ga. — After a morning weather delay, Georgia was perfect again on Saturday at the College of Charleston Halloween Challenge. Through two days of competition, the Bulldogs are 6-0 in doubles competition and 10-0 in singles play.
In doubles, the Bulldogs followed on Friday’s doubles victories with another dominating performance. In flight one, the second-ranked pair of Kate Fuller and Silvia Garcia topped Marshall’s Dana Oppinger and Karli Timko, 8-1. In flight two, No. 50 Lauren Herring and Maho Kowase beat Kelly Kambourleis and Mara Argyriou of College of Charleston, 8-3. Herring and Kowase now lead Georgia with ten doubles wins this fall. In flight three, Mia King and Lilly Kimbell outdid College of Charleston’s Brooke McAmis and Katherine Schofield, 8-1.
In singles, third-ranked Lauren Herring was first off the court, picking up her eighth win of the fall after shutting out Denver’s Evy Van Genechten. In flight two, No. 14 Kowase overwhelmed Denver’s Mauren Slattery, 6-1, 6-1. In flight four, Kimbell outlasted the Pioneers’ Kathryn Hughes, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 for a team-high 12th win this season. In flight five, Fuller rushed to a 6-2, 6-0 win over Sonja Radosevic of Denver. King topped Charlotte Derbyshire 6-2, 6-2 in flight six. It was both Fuller and King’s fifth win of the fall.
The tournament, which will conclude tomorrow, started Friday and is broken down into seven flights with four players in each flight. Flight champions will be determined via a round robin format.
In addition to the host College of Charleston, N.C. State, Marshall and Denver are also participate in the Halloween Challenge. This is the last full team competition of the fall for the Bulldogs. Herring, Kowase and Garcia will travel to New York next week for the ITA National Indoors.
Tennessee Women's Tennis Finishes Out Alison Fall Classic
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – On Saturday afternoon, the University of Tennessee women’s tennis team finished their time at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic on the campus of the University of Alabama.
The Lady Vols took part in one doubles and one singles match on the day.
Tiffany Tavares and Ashlee Boles teamed up in doubles once again this time falling to Miya Jin and Ellie Grossman of Loyola Marymount.
Boles was the only player to take part in singles action dropping a 6-3, 6-0 decision to Alexa Torres of Middle Tennessee State.
With the completion of the tournament, Tennessee has wrapped up its fall schedule and will return to action in the new year at the Virginia Invitational in the middle of January.
LSU Women’s Tennis Completes Final Fall Tournament
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Skylar Holloway and Gabrielle Otero posted two doubles victories as they led the LSU women’s tennis team on the final day of competition at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic.
The Tigers won five matches on Saturday, bringing the total number of wins to 13 for the weekend.
“Overall, this has been a great event for us to play because we got a lot of high quality matches,” LSU head coach Julia S. Sell said. “I am excited for this team as they are seeing the reward from all their hard work.”
In doubles, Otero and Holloway dominated Furman’s Karlee Bryde and Amanda Murray, 8-0. The duo from LSU then went on to beat Georgiana Patrasc and Petra Ferancova of Mississippi State 8-5 in the final round of the Melissa Day draw.
Noel Scott and Abigail Owens began the day by defeating Samford’s Sephanie N’tcha and Yasmeen Ebada 8-6 in the semi-finals of the Bianca Svensson draw, but they fell to Maddie Lipp and Belinda Niu of Northwestern, 8-3 in the final round.
Ariel Morton and Ella Taylor beat Laura Mueller and Kristine Kouyoumjian from Loyola Marymount in the Robin Stephenson draw, 8-6. Morton and Taylor then lost to Kristin Lewis and Carita Moolman of Samford, 8-3.
In singles, Taylor defeated Rachel Daniell in an exciting three-setter to conclude the Weyli Chang draw, winning 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Scott fell in three sets to Samford’s Stephanie N’tcha 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in the final round of the Meritt Emery draw.
Otero lost a three-setter to Loyola Marymount’s Kristine Kouyoumjian 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-4 in the last round of the Jenny Ketchum draw.
Owens was defeated by Timea Guibe of Mississippi State in the last round of the Rebecca Baum draw 6-2, 6-0.
Morton lost to Jessica Northcutt from Samford 6-0, 6-3 to conclude the Ashley Bentley draw.
In the finals of the Mari Muller draw, Holloway fell to Northwestern’s Brooke Rischbieth 6-4, 6-3.
LSU will open the spring dual season on Jan. 19 when the Lady Tigers host Nicholls State and Southern in a double header at ‘Dub’ Robinson Stadium.
Cochrane, Saleh Advance to Finals at Larry Easley Memorial
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Auburn men’s tennis team continued to find success at the Larry Easley Memorial on Saturday as senior Daniel Cochrane and freshman Dante Saleh advanced to singles finals in their respective flights, while the pair of Lukas Ollert and Dennis Lengsfeld also advanced to tomorrow’s doubles final with an impressive victory.
Cochrane picked up a comeback victory in the semifinals of flight one against Oregon’s Robin Cambier to advance to Sunday’s final. After falling in the first set, the senior rallied to knock off Cambier 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. On Sunday, Cochrane will take on Kevin Fanin of Oregon in Sunday’s final round. Fanin defeated Auburn’s Ollert, 6-2, 6-2 on Saturday afternoon.
In the second flight, Saleh cruised to a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Grand Canyon’s Ahmed Saleem to advance to tomorrow’s final. The freshman has three wins in the tournament and will face UNLV’s Willie Sublette on Sunday in the final.
In doubles, Auburn placed two pairs in the semifinals after earning victories in the Saturday’s quarterfinal round. Ollert/Lengsfeld cruised to an 8-0 win to make quick work of Oregon’s Daneil Sardu/Joey Swayland. The tandem defeated UNLV’s Ace Matias/Denys Pume 8-5 to earn a berth in Sunday’s final round.
Ollert/Lengsfeld will face Oregon’s Kevin Farin/Robin Cambier, who knocked off Auburn’s Cochrane/Saleh in the other semifinal matchup, in Sunday’s final. Cochrane/Saleh battled with Farin/Cambier, but fell 8-5.
The duo of Cochrane/Saleh play in the quarterfinals on Saturday with a thrilling win in a tiebreaker, taking down Arizona’s Matt Dunn/Mario Uquidi 8-7(4) to begin play on Saturday.
The tournament concludes tomorrow with the singles finals in both flights set to begin at noon. The doubles final will wrap up play at the Larry Easley Memorial after the conclusion of singles.