Freeman Comes To A Close
Jan. 20, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Host UNLV finished with a pair of doubles wins Sunday to close out the 11th annual Freeman Memorial Women's Tennis Championships at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on campus.
In added action, Aleksandra Josifoska and Iren Kotseva downed Oregon's Julia Metzger and Sofia Hager 8-7 while Janine Erasmus and Anett Ferenczi-Bako blanked teammates Ella Bourchier and Alexis Garrett 8-0.
In the main draw, fourth-seeded and 17th-ranked Sabrina Santamaria of USC swept second-seeded and 11th-ranked Gina Suarez-Malaguti of North Carolina 6-0, 6-1 to take the singles title in flight one.
Santamaria also won the doubles crown when she and Kaitlyn Christian, who make up the nation's top-ranked duo, doubled up second-seeded Ashley Dai and Whitney Kay of North Carolina, 8-4.
UNLV will open its dual-match season a week from today when it travels to Berkeley, Calif., for the annual ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Lady Rebels will take on St. Mary's to begin the two-day event.
2013 FREEMAN MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS At Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas, NV TEAM KEY & CURRENT NATIONAL ITA RANKING
Florida (UF) 1 UCLA (UCLA) 2 Southern California (USC) 4 Stanford (STAN) 5 North Carolina (UNC) 8 UNLV (UNLV) 50 Oregon (UO) 66
FLIGHT ONE SINGLES FINALS (Jan. 20) (4) #17 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. (2) #11 Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) 6-0, 6-1
FLIGHT ONE SINGLES CONSOLATION (Jan. 20) #65 Ashley Dai (UNC) def. Laura Slater (UNC) by walkover #66 Brianna Morgan (UF) def. Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) 6-2, 6-0 #114 Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. Stacy Tan (STAN) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 (6) #22 Danielle Collins (UF) def. Janine Erasmus (UNLV) 6-0, 6-1
FLIGHT TWO SINGLES FINAL (Jan. 20) Nicole Long (UO) def. Natalie Dillion (STAN) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
ADDED SINGLES MATCHES (Jan. 20) #28 Zoe De Bruycker (UNC) def. #22 Danielle Collins (UF) 7-5, 6-0 Alex Cercone (UF) def. Lucia Batta (UNLV) 6-2, 6-2 Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. #66 Brianna Morgan (UF) 6-4, 7-6 Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. #101 Tessa Lyons (UNC) 6-2, 6-2 Laura Slater (UNC) def. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 6-0, 6-1 Julia Metzger (UO) def. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 6-3, 6-0 #114 Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. #111 Lauren McHale (UNC) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES SEMIFINALS (Jan. 20) (1) #1 Kaitlyn Christian/Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. (3) Pamela Montez/Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) 8-4 (2) Ashley Dai/Whitney Kay (UNC) def. (4) Valerie Pulido/Danielle Lao (USC) 8-2
FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES FINAL (Jan. 20) (1) #1 Kaitlyn Christian/Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. (2) Ashley Dai/Whitney Kay (UNC) 8-4
FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES CONSOLATION (Jan. 20) Stacy Tan/Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. 8-6 def. Patricia Skowronski/Nicole Long (UO) 8-7
ADDED DOUBLES MATCHES (Jan. 20) Brianna Morgan/Alex Cercone (UF) def. Krista Hardebeck/Natalie Dillon (STAN) 8-1 Kyle McPhillips/Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. Gina Suarez-Malaguti/Lauren McHale (UNC) 8-4 Danielle Collins/Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. Tessa Lyons/Kate Vialle (UNC) 8-6 Aleksandra Josifoska/Iren Kotseva (UNLV) def. Metzger/Hager (UO) 8-7 Zoe De Bruycker/Slater (UNC) def. Lucia Batta/Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 8-3 Erasmus/Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Bourchier/Garrett (UNLV) 8-0