SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 20, 2014) - Third-seeded Ana Gerbasi (Caracas, Venezuela) advanced to the final round of the White Singles flight Saturday and will take on top-seeded Ericka Rivero of UNC Asheville Sunday for the title.
Gerbasi defeated George Washington's Sarah Rieckmann, 7-5, 2-6, 6-0, in the quarterfinals before knocking off Chattanoog's Kaylene Chadwell, 6-3, 6-3, in the semifinals.
"We pulled off some good three setters today," ETSU coach Travis Sandlant said. "Ana [Gerbasi] has played some consistent tennis and is doing what she needs to do to get the job done."
All three ETSU players competing in the tournament advanced to the semifinals of their respective singles flights Saturday, with Reginka Nychytailova (Maripol, Ukraine) defeating Kayla Jones of Chattanooga in the quarterfinals of the Green Singles flight, and freshman Jayde Viccars (Glen Waverely, Australia) knocking off top-seeded Isabel von Stryk of USC Upstate in the quarters of the Black Singles flight.
Both Nychytailova and Viccars won their quarterfinals matches in three sets.
The final day of competition at the USC Upstate Fall Classic will take place Sunday, Sept. 21.
Quarterfinals: Reginka Nychytailova (ETSU) def. Rachele Gazzola (UTC), 6-0, 2-6, 7-6
Semifinals: Kayla Jones (Chattanooga) def. Nychytailova (ETSU), 6-2, 6-1
Quarterfinals: Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) def. Sarah Rieckmann (George Washington), 7-5, 2-6, 6-0
Semifinals: Gerbasi (ETSU) def. Kaylene Chadwell (Chattanooga), 6-3, 6-3
Quarterfinals: Jayde Viccars (ETSU) def. Isabel von Stryk (USC Upstate), 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
Semifinals: Kelsey Coots (Chattanooga) def. Viccars (ETSU), 6-0, 6-2
Gerbasi/Nychytailova (ETSU) def. Riviero/Hall (UNC Asheville), 8-4
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