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Rebel Rookie Rolls Into Quarters At Elite Tourney

Jan. 12, 2018

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV freshman Izumi Asano wasted little time Friday in moving into the quarterfinals on first day of the 16th annual Freeman Memorial Women’s Tennis Championships at the Fertitta Tennis Complex. The freshman from Japan started the morning by topping Katie Kubics of Florida. 6-4, 6-3, and later needed less than an hour to upset 124th-ranked Chloe Ouellet-Pizer of North Carolina, 6-1, 6-1 in the Round of 16.

Asano will now face No. 119 Jada Hart of UCLA as part of Saturday’s main draw action. The hosts also picked up a top-flight first round win when Anna Bogoslavets downed Marta Perez of Texas before she fell to the event’s top seed later in the day.

In the second flight, a trio of Rebels all won their opening matches: Jovana Kenic, 6-4, 6-1 over North Carolina’s Anna Harmon; Mercedes Lopez, 6-0, 7-5 over Paulette Wolak of Stanford; and Juliet Zhang, 6-1, 6-0 over Liz Yao of Stanford.

The hosts also picked up a doubles victory in the top flight when Aiwen Zhu teamed with En-Pei Huang to down the Cardinal duo of Wolak and Naomie Rosenberg 6-2.

Individual competitors representing teams that include seven of the top 20 from the season’s initial ITA national rankings are on hand for the event, which runs through Sunday.

Action gets underway Saturday with doubles at 10 a.m. Admission to all matches is free of charge.


SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Saturday    
Doubles Quarterfinals - 10:00 a.m.
Singles Quarterfinals - Follow
Singles Semifinals - Follow

Sunday Doubles Semifinals - 10:00 a.m. Doubles Final - Follow Singles Final - Follow

2018 FREEMAN MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS At Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas, NV TEAM KEY Stanford (STAN) Florida (UF) North Carolina (UNC) Pepperdine (PEPP) Texas (TX) Oklahoma State (OSU) UCLA (UCLA) UNLV (UNLV)

SINGLES FLIGHT ONE ROUND ONE (Jan. 12) (1) #16 Ena Shibahara (UCLA) BYE Anna Bogoslavets (UNLV) def. Marta Perez Mur (TX) 6-4, 6-4 (6) #44 Dzina Milvanovic (PEPP) def. Samantha Li (UNLV) 7-6, 6-2 Alexa Graham (UNC) def. McCartney Kessler (UF) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 (3) #21 Vladica Babic (OSU) def. Peggy Porter (UF) 6-3, 6-2 Kimberly Yee (STAN) def. Evgeniya Levashova (PEPP) 6-1, 6-4 (7) #46 Abi Altick (UCLA) def. Aiwen Zhu (UNLV) 6-1, 6-4 Sofia Blanco (OSU) def. Maggie Kane (UNC) 7-6, 6-0 #69 Caroline Lampl (STAN) def. Marina Guinart (OSU) 6-3, 6-4 #119 Jada Hart (UCLA) def. (5) #32 Petra Granic (TX) 6-3, 6-3 Izumi Asano (UNLV) def. Katie Kubics (UF) 6-4, 6-3 #124 Chloe Ouellet-Pizer (UNC) def. Naomie Rosenberg (STAN) 6-0, 6-0 Victoria Emma (UF) W/O Katie Stresnakova (OSU) def. (8) #57 Laura Gulbe (PEPP) 7-6, 7-5 #100 Terri Fleming (UCLA) def. En-Pei Huang (UNLV) 6-2, 7-6 (2) #18 Jessie Aney (UNC) def. Dani Wagland (TX) 6-4, 6-4

SINGLES FLIGHT ONE ROUND OF 16 (Jan. 12) (1) #16 Ena Shibahara (UCLA) def. Anna Bogoslavets (UNLV) 6-3, 6-0 Alexa Graham (UNC) def. (6) #44 Dzina Milvanovic (PEPP) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (3) #21 Vladica Babic (OSU) def. Kimberly Yee (STAN) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 (7) #46 Abi Altick (UCLA) def. Sofia Blanco (OSU) 6-4, 7-5 #119 Jada Hart (UCLA) def. #69 Caroline Lampl (STAN) 6-7, 7-5, 7-5 Izumi Asano (UNLV) def. #124 Chloe Ouellet-Pizer (UNC) 6-1, 6-1 Victoria Emma (UF) def. Katie Stresnakova (OSU) 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 (2) #18 Jessie Aney (UNC) def. #100 Terri Fleming (UCLA) 6-4, 6-4

SINGLES FLIGHT ONE CONSOLATION (Jan. 12) Marta Perez Mur (TX) BYE McCartney Kessler (UF) def. Samantha Li (UNLV) 6-1, 6-0 Evgeniya Levashova (PEPP) def. Peggy Porter (UF) 6-0, 6-1 Maggie Kane (UNC) def. Aiwen Zhu (UNLV) by default (5) #32 Petra Granic (TX) def. Marina Guinart (OSU) 7-6, 1-6, 1-0 (12-10) Katie Kubics (UF) def. Naomie Rosenberg (STAN) 6-4, 6-3 (8) #57 Laura Gulbe (PEPP) BYE Dani Wagland (TX) def. En-Pei Huang (UNLV) 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (10-7)

SINGLES FLIGHT TWO ROUND ONE (Jan. 12) Naomie Rosenberg (STAN) BYE Jovana Kenic (UNLV) def. Anna Harmon (UNC) 6-4, 6-1 Mercedes Lopez (UNLV) def. Paulette Wolak (STAN) 6-0, 7-5 Juliet Zhang (UNLV) def. Liz Yao (STAN) 6-1. 6-0

DOUBLES FLIGHT ONE ROUND ONE (Jan. 12) (1) #7 Shibahara/Hart (UCLA) def. Granic/Perez Mur (TX) 6-2 Guinart/Stresnakova (OSU) def. Asano/Zhang (UNLV) 6-1 (4) #51 Jones/Ouellet-Pizer (UNC) def. Porter/Kubicz (UF) 7-5 Zhu/Huang (UNLV) def. Wolak/Rosenberg (STAN) 6-2 Lampl/Yee (STAN) def. Emma/Kessler (UF) 6-4 (3) #20 Babic/Blanco (OSU) def. Vazquez/Kane (UNC) 6-3 Levashova/Milovanovic (PEPP) def. Fleming/Altick (UCLA) 6-3 (2) #18 Aney/Graham (UNC) def. Bogoslavets/Li (UNLV) 6-3


 

 

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