ETSU stumbles in singles play, but remains alive for a doubles title
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 1, 2011) – Paula Jaime (Madrid, Spain) and Karina Kedzo (Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela) continued their excellent doubles play from Friday, defeating Louisville’s team of Miller and Brown (8-1) on Saturday, to earn a spot in the A doubles final at the Wake Forest Invitational.
Jaime and Kedzo will take on the No. 4 seed of Zaparazna and Voscekova for the A doubles title on Sunday at 9 a.m.
After a very successful opening round on Friday, the ETSU women’s tennis team stumbled through singles play on Saturday. All four Buccaneers that won on Friday consequently lost on Saturday to eliminate any hopes of a main draw singles championship.
Jaime, Kedzo and Giula Andreazza (Balneario, Camboriu) all went up against their respective flight’s No. 2 seeded player, but neither of the three came away win a win. Jaime was defeated by Wake Forest’s Kayla Duncan (6-2, 6-3), Kedzo by Marshall’s Kristina Koprcina (6-1, 2-6, 6-1) and Andreazza by Marshall’s Ellie Ball (6-4, 6-1).
Local talent Jessica Brumit (Elizabethon, Tenn.) went up against the Demon Deacons’ Brigita Bercyte, and suffered the same fate as her teammates (6-2, 6-4).
Marine Wieliczko (Rouen, France) and Diana Navrostska (Lviv, Ukraine) fell out of their respective flight’s main draw yesterday, and spent Saturday in the consolation draws.
Wieliczsko luck did not turn, as she was defeated by Missouri’s Rachel Stuhlmann (7-5, 6-1), but Navrostska’s did. The senior pulled through win a (6-1, 6-0) win over Missouri’s Ashley Chiaf, and now awaits the draw’s top seed out of Louisville, Stefanie Villajuan, on Sunday at 12 p.m.
Further doubles action saw Wieliczsko and Navrostska dominate Davidson’s Moniz-Soares and Held (8-1) to earn a spot in the fifth place match of the B doubles draw. Andreazza and Brumit won their second round match of the C doubles draw, defeating Elon’s Smialek and Camara (8-3), but came up short in the semifinals against the draw’s top seed, Sutherland and Falcon, (8-3).
Andreazza and Brumit will battle Richmond’s Kandinata and Sims for third place in the C doubles draw, while Wieliczko and Navrostska look for fifth place in the B doubles against Marshall’s Kucin and Koprcina. Both matches will take place on Sunday at 9 a.m.
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