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