Host Lady Rebels Have Big Second Day
Sept. 22, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Host UNLV had a big day in the second round of the UNLV Women's Tennis Fall Invitational, which was played on Saturday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.
The Lady Rebels' top two players both won their semifinal singles matches and reached the final of Flight One. Because they are on the same team, they will finish as co-champions instead of facing each other Sunday. Junior standout Lucia Batta, ranked 43rd in the nation, downed Auburn's Pleun Burgmans 6-2, 6-1 while fellow-junior Aleksandra Josifoska, ranked 89th, updended 105th-ranked Texas Tech's Rashmi Teltumbde 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
In Flight Three, Lady Rebel freshman Iren Kotseva defeated Long Beach State's Anna Jeczmionka 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 to advance to Sunday's final.
Sunday's final day of action begins at 10 a.m. and admission is free of charge.
2012 UNLV WOMEN'S TENNIS FALL INVITATIONAL
Day 2 - Sept. 22, 2012 UNLV, Auburn (AU), Northern Arizona (NAU), Long Beach State (LBSU), South Alabama (USA), Texas Tech (TT)
FLIGHT ONE Singles Semifinals No. 43 Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Pleun Burgmans (AU) 6-2, 6-1 No. 89 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) def. No. 105 Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 Note: Same team in final. Will finish as co-champions.
FLIGHT THREE Singles Semifinals Iren Kotseva (UNLV) def. Anna Jeczmionka (LBSU) 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 Plamena Kurteva (AU) def. Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) 6-2, 6-2
FLIGHT FOUR Singles Semifinals Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Anne-Sophie Willems (LBSU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 Ella Bourchier (UNLV) def. Johanna Vang (NAU) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8) Note: Same team in final. Will finish as co-champions.
FLIGHT ONE Doubles Semifinals Teltumbde/Sanders (TT) def. No. 26 Josifoska/Pavlovic (UNLV) 8-6 Burgmans/Kurteva (AU) def. Malenovska/Unden (LBSU) 8-2
FLIGHT TWO Doubles Semifinals Cardenas Conti/Schippers (AU) def. Borchier/Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 8-4 Kotseva/Garrett (UNLV) def. Krachok/Ghermani (USA) 9-7
ADDED SINGLES MATCH Ebba Unden (LBSU) def. Ramona Ghermani (USA) 6-3,6-1
FLIGHT ONE Singles Backdraw Klaudia Malenovska (LBSU) def. Hannah Stone (NAU) 6-2, 7-6 Eva Rodriguez (LBSU) def. Emily Newton (USA) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1
FLIGHT TWO Singles Backdraw Nikki Sanders (TT) def. Ebba Unden (LBSU) 6-0, 6-2 Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) def. Mary Angela Martin (USA) 6-4, 6-1
FLIGHT THREE Singles Backdraw Mariya Krachok (USA) def. Malia Wahinepio (NAU) 6-2, 6-3 Alexis Garrett (UNLV) def. Ghizelene Doballah (NAU) 7-6, 6-2
FLIGHT ONE Doubles Backdraw Newton/Martin (USA) def. Cantlay/Rodriguez (LBSU) 8-6 Batta/Erasmus (UNLV) def. Stone/Vang (NAU) 9-8 (2)
FLIGHT TWO Doubles Backdraw Doballah/Wahinepio (NAU) def. Rozenberg/Willems (LBSU) 8-6