South Carolina Freshman Posts Unbeaten Day
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – South Carolina women’s tennis freshman Brigit Folland posted her second consecutive unbeaten day at the Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday.
Folland registered her second win of the fall against a top-50 opponent with a 6-2, 6-1 performance over No. 50 Cindy Chala from VCU. In doubles, she teamed with classmate Caroline Dailey to defeat Courter and Heitzner of Minnesota, 8-5
Elixane Lechemia, Dailey and Natalie Looney also picked up victories in singles on the day. Lechemia won easily against No. 100 Ashley Dai from North Carolina by scores of 6-1, 6-3. Dailey won in three sets versus Yukato Noi of VCU, 5-7, 6-2, (10-8), while Looney also needed three sets to oust Olga Terteac, 7-6, 2-6, (11-9).
Lechemia picked up a victory in doubles as well playing alongside Meghan Blevins. The duo registered an 8-3 triumph over Brichacova and Mozia from Minnesota.
Play continues at the Kitty Harrison Invitational on Sunday morning.
Elixane Lechemia, SC, def. #100 Ashley Dai, North Carolina, 6-1, 6-3 Brigit Folland, SC, def. #50 Cindy Chala, VCU, 6-2, 6-1
#31 Caroline Price, North Carolina, def. #109 Meghan Blevins, SC, 6-4, 6-1 Caroline Dailey, SC, def. Yukato Noi, VCU, 5-7, 6-2, (10-8)
#92 Tessa Lyons, North Carolina, def. Alex Martin, SC, 6-2, 6-2 Natalie Looney, SC, def. Olga Terteac, VCU, 7-6, 2-6, (11-9) Laura Slater, North Carolina, def. Katie Fosnacht, SC, 6-1 ret.
Lechemia/Blevins, SC, def. Brichacova/Mozia, Minnesota, 8-3 Dailey/Folland, SC, def. Courter/Heitzner, Minnesota, 8-5 Lambert/Rincon Otero, Minnesota, def. Looney/Fosnacht, SC, 8-3
Florida Women's Tennis Continues to Roll
LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – For the second tournament this Fall, the Gators have filled all four spots in a singles semifinals, this time at the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic at the Athletic Center of Lakewood Ranch in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Five Gators began play in the 32-player singles draw and Olivia Janowicz has advanced to play teammate Kourtney Keegan in one semifinal, while Brianna Morgan will challenge freshman teammate Belinda Woolcock in the other.
Gator freshman Stefani Stojic advanced to the quarterfinals where she was knocked out by her fellow rookie Woolcock.
In doubles action, the Gator tandem of Keegan and Morgan continued their run into Sunday’s final where they face Memphis’ Stesanie Mikesz and Anki Wind.
Georgia Notches Four More Wins
ATHENS-----Georgia players won four more matches on the second day of the Bulldog Scramble Saturday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
No. 19 Ben Wagland, No. 72 Hernus Pieters and Garrett Brasseaux each came away with singles wins on the second day of the round robin event. Wagland defeated Georgia Tech’s Cole Fiegel, 6-1, 6-4, Pieters topped Furman’s Luke Synn, 6-3, 6-0, and Brasseaux downed LSU’s 29th-ranked Chris Simpson, 6-4, 6-2.
In doubles, the second-ranked tandem of Pieters and Wagland notched a 6-3 win over Georgia Tech’s Fiegel and Nathan Rakitt.
“I’ve been pleased with the way we have competed in this tournament,” said associate head coach Will Glenn. “Ben came back strong today, and he’s beginning to get back on the path to what he is capable of. Garrett had a great win against a ranked opponent and one of LSU’s best players. Hernus has been playing well the last two days, and we are really pleased with him. We’ll look to close out the weekend with another strong day tomorrow.”
Georgia will wrap up its fall schedule Sunday on the final day of the Bulldog Scramble. Action is slated to begin with three doubles matches at 9:30 a.m.
Georgia Women Fall on Saturday
ATHENS, Ga.—The Bulldogs were eliminated from the ITA National Indoor Championships Saturday in Flushing, N.Y. Maho Kowase and Lauren Herring were eliminated from the doubles competition and Herring fell short in the consolation singles draw.
“Everyone played well this week,” said assistant coach Drake Bernstein. “We were playing against the best competition in the country and were able to get a lot of good wins. It was a good way to end the fall. As a team, we feel good about where we’re at and are excited about the spring.”
The Georgia doubles tandem of Kowase and Herring fell just short to Louisville’s Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine, 7-6 (6), 6-3. Kowase and Herring wrap-up play after an exceptional fall campaign that included a 14-3 record and four wins versus ranked opponents.
In singles, third-seeded Herring lost 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 to Duke’s Beatrice Capra, the tournament’s top seed, in the consolation singles third round. Earlier in the day, Herring beat Georgina Sellyn of Vanderbilt, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0, her tenth win of the fall.
Georgia was one of 21 schools represented in the women's singles draw and one of only three teams with three players represented in the draw.
The USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships serve as the culmination of the fall college tennis season. The championship featured a 32-player singles draw and a 20-team doubles draw for men and women. It marked the last event of the Bulldogs 2013 fall season. Georgia will return to action in January for a week-long tournament in Hawaii, before playing host to ITA Kickoff Weekend.