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UNLV Doubles Team Still Alive, Zhu Earns Ranked Win

Jan. 13, 2018


LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV doubles team of Aiwen Zhu and En-Pei Huang needed a tiebreaker to complete a 7-6 upset of fourth-seeded and 51st-ranked Chloe Ouellet-Pizer and Makenna Jones of North Carolina during Saturday’s second day of the 16th annual Freeman Memorial Women’s Tennis Championships at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

The Rebel duo will next take on top-seeded and seventh-seeded Ena Shibahara and Jada Hart of UCLA in the semifinal round, which starts at 10 a.m. Sunday. Admission is free of charge.

In singles play, freshman Izumi Asano was eliminated during the quarterfinal round of the main draw, falling to Hart, 6-1, 6-0. In the second flight, Jovana Kenic downed Naomie Rosenberg of Stanford, 6-2, 6-2. The home team also picked up a big ranked win in the Added Matches Draw as Zhu upset No. 44 Dzina Milvanovic of Pepperdine, 6-3, 6-4.

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.

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)


(1) #16 Ena Shibahara (UCLA) def. Alexa Graham (UNC) 6-1, 6-2 (7) #46 Abi Altick (UCLA) def. (3) #21 Vladica Babic (OSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 #119 Jada Hart (UCLA) def. Izumi Asano (UNLV) 6-1, 6-0 Victoria Emma (UF) def. (2) #18 Jessie Aney (UNC) 6-4, 6-2

SINGLES FLIGHT ONE SEMIFINALS (Jan. 13) (1) #16 Ena Shibahara (UCLA) def. (7) #46 Abi Altick (UCLA) 6-1, 6-2 #119 Jada Hart (UCLA) def. Victoria Emma (UF) 6-1, 6-4

SINGLES FLIGHT ONE CONSOLATION QUARTERFINALS (Jan. 13) McCartney Kessler (UF) def. Marta Perez Mur (TX) 6-4, 6-4 Evgeniya Levashova (PEPP) def. Maggie Kane (UNC) 6-0, 6-0 (5) #32 Petra Granic (TX) def. Katie Kubicz (UF) 6-3, 6-2 (8) #57 Laura Gulbe (PEPP) def. Dani Wagland (TX) 6-2, 6-3

SINGLES FLIGHT ONE CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS (Jan. 13) Evgeniya Levashova (PEPP) def. McCartney Kessler (UF) by default (8) #57 Laura Gulbe (PEPP) def. (5) #32 Petra Granic (TX) 1-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-7)

SINGLES FLIGHT TWO ROUND TWO (Jan. 13) Jovana Kenic (UNLV) def. Naomie Rosenberg (STAN) 6-2, 6-2 Mercedes Lopez (UNLV) vs. Juliet Zhang (UNLV) DNP

ADDED SINGLES MATCHES (Jan. 13) Aiwen Zhu (UNLV) def. #44 Dzina Milvanovic (PEPP) 6-3, 6-4 Katie Stresnakova (OSU) def. Kimberly Yee (STAN) 6-3, 6-3 Anna Bogoslavets (UNLV) def. Anna Harmon (UNC) 6-0, 6-0 Sofia Blanco (OSU) def. En-Pei Huang (UNLV) 7-6, 3-6, 6-2 Peggy Porter (UF) def. Samantha Li (UNLV) 6-2, 6-1 Juliet Zhang (UNLV) def. Paulette Wolak (STAN) 6-0, 6-3 Mercedes Lopez (UNLV) def. Elizabeth Yao (STAN) 6-4, 6-3 #100 Terri Fleming (UCLA) def. Marina Guinart (OSU) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (12-10)

DOUBLES QUARTERFINALS (Jan. 13) (1) #7 Shibahara/Hart (UCLA) def. Guinart/Stresnakova (OSU) 7-5 Zhu/Huang (UNLV) def. (4) #51 Jones/Ouellet-Pizer (UNC) 7-6 (3) #20 Babic/Blanco (OSU) def. Lampl/Yee (STAN) 6-1 (2) #18 Aney/Graham (UNC) def. Levashova/Milovanovic (PEPP) 7-6

DOUBLES CONSOLATION QUARTERFINALS (Jan. 13) Granic/Perez Mur (TX) def. Vazquez/Kane (UNC) 6-1 Porter/Kubicz (UF) def. Bogoslavets/Li (UNLV) 6-3 Fleming/Altick (UCLA) def. Emma/Kessler (UF) 6-4 Lopez/Kenic (UNLV) def. Wolak/Yao (STAN) 6-1



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