Sept. 21, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
The UNLV Women's Tennis Fall Invitational opened on a hot September Friday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex with a round each of singles and doubles.
Junior standout Lucia Batta, ranked 43rd in the nation, won her season-opening match 6-2, 6-4 over Hannah Stone of Northern Arizona. Fellow-junior Aleksandra Josifoska, ranked 89th, also advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Emily Newton from South Alabama in the top flight.
In Flight Two, senior Nives Pavlovic downed Mary Angela Martin of South Alabama 6-2, 6-2 and newcomer Janine Erasmus got by Ebba Unden of Long Beach State 7-5, 4-6, 6-2.
In Flight Three, Lady Rebel freshman Iren Kotseva downed Malia Wahinepio while senior Ella Bourchier won an added match, 6-0, 7-5, over Anne-Sophie Willems of LBSU.
In doubles, the 23rd-ranked duo of Josifoska and Pavlovic defeated Sarah Cantlay and Eva Rodriguez of LBSU 8-4 while in the second flight, Kotseva and Alexis Garrett teamed up for an 8-2 win over Ghizelene Doballah and Wahinepio of NAU.
The tournament will feature one round of singles and doubles both of the next two days with matches beginning at 10 a.m. Admission is free of charge.
2012 UNLV WOMEN'S TENNIS FALL INVITATIONAL
UNLV, Auburn (AU), Northern Arizona (NAU), Long Beach State (LBSU),
South Alabama (USA) Texas Tech (TT)
No. 43 Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Hannah Stone (NAU) 6-2, 6-4
Pleun Burgmans (AU) def. Klaudia Malenovska (LBSU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 105 Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) def. Eva Rodriguez (LBSU) 6-0, 6-4
No. 89 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) def. Emily Newton (USA) 6-4, 6-4
Maria Cardenas Conti (AU) def. Nikki Sanders (TT) 6-3, 6-4
Janine Erasmus (UNLV) def. Ebba Unden (LBSU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) def. Mary Angela Martin (USA) 6-2, 6-2
Paulina Schippers (AU) def. Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4
Anna Jeczmionka (LBSU) def. Mariya Krachok (USA) 6-4, 6-4
Iren Kotseva (UNLV) def. Malia Wahinepio (NAU) 6-2, 6-0
Plamena Kurteva (AU) def. Ghizelene Doballah (NAU) 6-2, 6-1
Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) def. Alexis Garrett (UNLV) 6-3, 6-3
Anne-Sophie Willems (LBSU) bye
Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) bye
Johanna Vang (NAU) def. Ramona Ghermani (USA) 6-7, 6-0, 6-3
Ella Bourchier (UNLV) bye
No. 26 Josifoska/Pavlovic (UNLV) def. Cantlay/Rodriguez (LBSU) 8-4
Teltumbde/Sanders (TT) def. Newton/Martin (USA) 8-3
Burgmans/Kurteva (AU) def. Batta/Erasmus (UNLV) 8-4
Malenovska/Unden (LBSU) def. Stone/Vang (NAU) 9-8 (7-5)
Borchier/Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) bye
Cardenas Conti/Schippers (AU) def. Rozenberg/Willems (LBSU) 8-2
Kotseva/Garrett (UNLV) def. Doballah/Wahinepio (NAU) 8-2
Krachok/Ghermani (USA) bye
ADDED SINGLES MATCH
Ella Bourchier (UNLV) def. Anne-Sophie Willems (LBSU) 6-0, 7-5
ADDED DOUBLES MATCH
Krachok/Ghermani (USA) def. Bourchier/Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 8-2
SATURDAY-Play begins at 10 a.m. PT
SUNDAY-Play begins at 10 a.m. PT