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First Friday: Day One Of Tennis Tourney In The Books

Sept. 25, 2015

Box Score

LAS VEGAS ( - The host Rebels earned wins from all five singles players during the first day of action at the annual UNLV Women's Tennis Fall Invitational at the Fertitta Tennis Complex Friday.

Joining the Lady Rebels this year are competitors from Ole Miss, Long Beach State, Northern Arizona and South Alabama.

In singles, freshman Aiwen Zhu swept Ebba Unden of Long Beach State 6-2, 6-2 in the top flight; freshman Cristina Moroi got by Michaela Meszarosova of South Alabama 6-3, 7-6; and junior Paola Artiga downed Hanneke Lodewijks of NAU 6-4, 6-3 in Flight Two; while sophomore Mercedes Lopez Velez defeated Antonella Santeusanio of LBSU 6-2, 6-3; and freshman Reka Szentes rallied past Livi Hollosy of NAU 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in Flight Three.

In doubles play, UNLV saw its lone team of Zhu and Moroi fall 8-2 to Laura Valkova and Paula Sanchez of USA.

“We got off to a slow start in doubles but both players were freshmen playing their first collegiate match,” said UNLV assistant coach Tim Nichols. “In singles, it was just the opposite with all five Rebels winning their first-round matches. I really like the way we competed today.”

Action resumes at 10 a.m. Saturday and is free and open to the public.



Alexandria Stiteler (USA) def. Maeva Razakasoa (LBSU) 6-3, 6-4 Natalie Suk (MISS) def. Blanka Szavay (NAU) 6-2, 6-4 Aiwen Zhu (UNLV) def. Ebba Unden (LBSU) 6-2, 6-2 Laura Valkova (USA) def. Mai El Kamash (MISS) 6-4, 6-1

FLIGHT TWO SINGLES Quarterfinals Zalina Khairudinova (MISS) def. Julie Gerard (LBSU) 6-4, 6-2 Cristina Moroi (UNLV) def. Michaela Meszarosova (USA) 6-3, 7-6 Hayley Thompson (LBSU) def. Allie Sanford (MISS) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 Paola Artiga (UNLV) def. Hanneke Lodewijks (NAU) 6-4, 6-3

FLIGHT THREE SINGLES Quarterfinals Eirene Granville (NAU) def. Georgie Sanders (LBSU) 6-2, 6-4 Mercedes Lopez Velez (UNLV) def. Antonella Santeusanio (LBSU) 6-2, 6-3 Reka Szentes (UNLV) def. Livi Hollosy (NAU) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 Laura Eales (LBSU) def. Paula Sanchez (USA) 6-4, 6-7, 6-3

FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES Quarterfinals Blanka Szavay/Hanneke Lodewijks (NAU) def. Natalie Suk/Mai El Kamash (MISS) 8-6 Alexandria Stiteler/Michaela Meszarosova (USA) def. Maeva Razakasoa/Julie Gerard (LBSU) 8-3 Laura Valkova/Paula Sanchez (USA) def. Aiwen Zhu/Cristina Moroi (UNLV) 8-2 Zalina Khairudinova/Allie Sanford (MISS) def. Hayley Thompson/Ebba Unden (LBSU) 8-7

FLIGHT TWO DOUBLES Laura Eales/Atonello Santeusanio (LBSU) def. Livia Hollosy/Eirene Granville (NAU) 8-6



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