Nov. 10, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -
UNLV turned in a combined singles record of 6-2 during the opening day of the Rebel Tennis Women’s Invitational at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on Friday.
The home team was led by 83rd-ranked Aiwen Zhu who downed Devin Chyphya of Arizona 6-1, 6-1 in the top draw. Also winning was Anna Bogoslavets, 6-3, 6-3 over Purdue’s Ena Babic in Flight Two; En-Pei Huang, 6-1, 6-0, over Celina Buhr of Grand Canyon in Flight Two; Izumi Asano, 6-4, 6-2, over Riley McQuaid of Texas A&M in Flight Three; Juliet Zhang, 6-0, 6-1 over Mya Etienne of Grand Canyon in Flight Four; and Mercedes Lopez, who won Flight Five with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over GCU’s Autumn Prudhome.
UNLV also split four doubles matches. Zhu and Huang won 8-4 in Flight One and Zhang and Asano won 8-3 in Flight Two.
Joining the Rebels at the event are competitors from Texas A&M, Purdue, North Carolina State, Arizona and Grand Canyon.
Featuring five flights of singles and two flights of doubles, all matches are free and open to the public. Semifinal action gets underway with doubles play on Saturday at 10 a.m.
2017 REBEL TENNIS WOMEN’S INVITATIONAL
FLIGHT ONE SINGLES
Adriana Reami (NCSU) def. Alex Sabe (PURDUE) 6-1, 6-2
Macca Olivares (TAMU) def. Martina Lo Pumo (GCU) 6-3, 7-6
#83 Aiwen Zhu (UNLV) def. Devin Chyphya (AZ) 6-1, 6-1
Bianca Moldovan (NCSU) def. Eva Paalma (TAMU) 6-0, 6-1
FLIGHT TWO SINGLES
Amanda Rebol (NCSU) def. Julia Ivascu (TAMU) 6-2, 6-1
Anna Bogoslavets (UNLV) def. Ena Babic (PURDUE) 6-3, 6-3
Dorthea Faa Hviding (TAMU) def. Camila Westbrooks (AZ) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
En Pei-Huang (UNLV) def. Celina Buhr (GCU) 6-1, 6-0
FLIGHT THREE SINGLES
Gitte Heynemans (AZ) def. Lana Rinaldi (GCU) 6-3, 6-3
Izumi Asano (UNLV) def. Riley McQuaid (TAMU) 6-4, 6-2
Taylor Bridges (NCSU) def. Amina Mukhametshina (PURDUE) 6-1, 6-3
Emilia Occhipinti (GCU) def. Samantha Li (UNLV) 6-1, 6-2
FLIGHT FOUR SINGLES
Zala Dovnik (PURDUE) def. Margo Taylor (TAMU) 6-1, 6-1
Juliet Zhang (UNLV) def. Mya Etienne (GCU) 6-0, 6-1
Sophia Thomas (AZ) def. Kylie Waschuk (GCU) 7-5, 6-3
Tayla Stenta (NCSU) def. Jovana Kenic (UNLV) 0-6, 6-1, 6-3
FLIGHT FIVE SINGLES
Mercedes Lopez (UNLV) def. Autumn Prudhome (GCU) 6-2, 6-0
FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES
Zhu/Hang (UNLV) def. Babic/Sabe (PURDUE) 8-4
Bridges/Moldovan (NCSU) def. Ivascu/McQuaid (TAMU) 8-2
Paalma/Gonzales (TAMU) def. Chypyha/Westbrooks (AZ) 8-6
Reami/Rebol (NCSU) def. Lo Pumo/Buhr (GCU) 8-2
FLIGHT TWO DOUBLES
Faa Hviding/Taylor (TAMU) def. Dovnik/Calkins (PURDUE) 8-5
Zhang/Asano (UNLV) def. Etienne/Prudhome (GCU) 8-3
Heynemans/Thomas (AZ) def. Lopez/Kenic (UNLV) 8-6
Rinaldi/Occhipinti (GCU) def. Li/Bogoslavets (UNLV) 8-1