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Women's Tennis Dominates Semifinal Saturday

Nov. 11, 2017

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV will have someone playing in the final of all four flights of singles and a duo in both doubles finals after dominating Saturday at the Rebel Tennis Women’s Invitational at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

The home team combined for a 6-1 singles mark and 4-0 in doubles play on Day Two.

The top flight of singles will feature UNLV’s 83rd-ranked Aiwen Zhu, who advanced 7-6, 6-4 over Adriana Reami of North Carolina State. En-Pei Huang will vie for the Flight Two crown after rolling past Dorthea Faa Hviding of Texas A&M 6-2, 6-0; Izumi Asano swept Gitte Heyneman of Arizona 6-2, 6-2 in Flight Three; and Juliet Zhang whitewashed Zala Dovnik of Purdue 6-0, 6-0 in Flight Four.

Zhu and Huang doubled up their opponents from NCSU, 8-4, to advance to the Flight One doubles final while Zhang and Asano won by the same score over a Texas A&M duo in Flight Two.

Joining the Rebels at the event are competitors from Texas A&M, Purdue, North Carolina State, Arizona and Grand Canyon.

All matches are free and open to the public. Finals action gets underway with doubles play on Saturday at 9 a.m.

 
2017 REBEL TENNIS WOMEN’S INVITATIONAL

Saturday Results

FLIGHT ONE SINGLES

Macca Olivares (TAMU) def. Adriana Reami (NCSU) 7-6, 6-4 #83 Aiwen Zhu (UNLV) def. Bianca Moldovan (NCSU) 6-1, 6-3

CONSOLATION

Alex Sabe (PURDUE) def. Martina Lo Pumo (GCU) 6-3, 6-3 Devin Chyphya (AZ) def. Eva Paalma (TAMU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

FLIGHT TWO SINGLES

Amanda Rebol (NCSU) def. Anna Bogoslavets (UNLV) 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 En Pei-Huang (UNLV) def. Dorthea Faa Hviding (TAMU) 6-2, 6-0

CONSOLATION

Ena Babic (PURDUE) def. Julia Ivascu (TAMU) 6-2, 6-2 Camila Westbrooks (AZ) def. Celina Buhr (GCU) 6-3, 6-1

FLIGHT THREE SINGLES

Izumi Asano (UNLV) def. Gitte Heynemans (AZ) 6-2, 6-2 Taylor Bridges (NCSU) def. Emilia Occhipinti (GCU) 6-4, 6-4

CONSOLATION

Riley McQuaid (TAMU) def. Lana Rinaldi (GCU) 6-4, 6-4 Samantha Li (UNLV) def. Amina Mukhametshina (PURDUE) 1-6, 7-6, 6-3

FLIGHT FOUR SINGLES

Juliet Zhang (UNLV) def. Zala Dovnik (PURDUE) 6-0, 6-0 Tayla Stenta (NCSU) def. Sophia Thomas (AZ) 6-4, 6-2

CONSOLATION

Margo Taylor (TAMU) def. Mya Etienne (GCU) 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 Mercedes Lopez (UNLV) def. Kylie Waschuk (GCU) 6-3, 6-3

FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES

Zhu/Huang (UNLV) def. Bridges/Moldovan (NCSU) 8-4 Paalma/Gonzales (TAMU) def. Reami/Rebol (NCSU) 8-7 (5)

CONSOLATION

Ivascu/McQuaid (TAMU) def. Babic/Sabe (PURDUE) 8-3 Chypyha/Westbrooks (AZ) def. Lo Pumo/Buhr (GCU) 8-6

FLIGHT TWO DOUBLES

Zhang/Asano (UNLV) def. Faa Hviding/Taylor (TAMU) 8-4 Rinaldi/Occhipinti (GCU) def. Heynemans/Thomas (AZ) 8-4

CONSOLATION

Zhang/Asano (UNLV) def. def. Dovnik/Calkins (PURDUE) 8-5 Li/Bogoslavets (UNLV) def. Etienne/Prudhome (GCU) 8-1


 

 

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