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Duke Fab Four Invitational Results

September 15, 2013
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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CARY, N.C. -- The Texas A&M women’s tennis team opened its fall season at the Duke Fab Four Invitational, Friday-Sunday, at the Cary Tennis Center. Other teams competing in the three-day event were Alabama, Florida, Furman, Miami, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Texas and William & Mary.

“This weekend’s competition was enormously productive for our group,” A&M head coach Howard Joffe said. “Our debutantes acquitted themselves very well with Rutuja (Bhosale) and Jana (McCord) picking up wins in singles against strong players. Mason performed nicely and our returners played well, too.”

Bhosale, a freshman, got a ranked singles win in her A&M debut, defeating 92nd-ranked Tessa Lyons of North Carolina, 6-1, 6-1, in a first-round match. McCord, also a freshman, picked up a 6-3, 6-4 victory over the Tarheels’ Laura Slater in the consolation quarterfinals.

Sophomore Anna Mamalat also notched a ranked win, defeating 69th-ranked Clementina Riobueno of Miami, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3, in the consolation quarterfinals.

Bhosale and sophomore Ines Deheza advanced to the quarterfinals in doubles, defeating No. 42 Ashley Dai and Tessa Lyons of North Carolina, 8-7 (5).

Next up for the Aggies is the prestigious Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships, which open Sept. 28 in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Complete Texas A&M results from the Duke Fab Four Invitational:

Singles - Blue Bracket

R16         Erin Routliffe (ALA) def. Mason Strickland (A&M), 6-0, 6-2

R16         #54 Kelsey Laurente (Miami) def. Stefania Hristov (A&M), 7-5, 6-3

R16         #33 Whitney Kay (UNC) def. #106 Ines Deheza (A&M), 6-1, 6-3

C-QF      Ansley Speaks (Furman) def. Mason Strickland (A&M), 6-0, 3-6, 6-0

C-QF      Megan McCray (OSU) def. Stefania Hristov (A&M), 6-2, 6-3

C-QF      Alyssa Smith (Duke) def. #106 Ines Deheza (A&M), W/D

Stefania Hristov (A&M) def. Lana Groenvynck (Texas), 6-1, 6-0

#24 Hanna Mar (Duke) def. Mason Strickland (A&M), 6-1, 6-3

Lana Groenvynck (Texas) def. Mason Strickland (A&M), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Singles – Black Bracket

R16         #16 Sofie Oyen (Florida) def. Jana McCord (A&M), 6-1, 7-5

R16         #48 Cristina Stancu (A&M) def. Annat Rabinovich (Texas), 6-3, 6-2

QF          Hayley Carter (UNC) def. #48 Cristina Stancu (A&M), 6-2, 6-3

C-QF      Jana McCord (A&M) def. Laura Slater (UNC), 6-3, 6-4

C-SF       Julia Jones (Ole Miss) def. Jana McCord (A&M), 6-3, 6-4

#48 Cristina Stancu (A&M) def. Emily Zabor (ALA), 6-0, 6-2

Singles – White Bracket

R16         Rutuja Bhosale (A&M) def. #92 Tessa Lyons (UNC), 6-1, 6-1

R16         Belinda Woolcock (UF) def. #108 Anna Mamalat (A&M), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

QF          #75 Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. Rutuja Bhosale (A&M), 6-1, 3-0 (retired)

C-QF      #108 Anna Mamalat (A&M) def. #69 Clementina Riobueno (UM), 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3

C-SF       Danielle Spielmann (ALA) def. #108 Anna Mamalat (A&M), 4-6, 6-0, 6-4

#108 Anna Mamalat (A&M) def. Carmen Bianco (ALA), 6-2, 6-4

Kanyapat Narattana (OSU) def. #106 Ines Deheza (A&M), 6-2, 6-2

Doubles - Black

QF          #15 Caroline Price/Whitney Kay (UNC) def. Anna Mamalat/Jana McCord (A&M), 8-5

C-SF       Erin Stephens/Iris Verboven (Ole Miss) def. Anna Mamalat/Jana McCord (A&M), 8-5

Anna Mamalat/Jana McCord (A&M) def. Moreno/Martin (Furman), 8-5

Doubles – Blue

QF          Erin Routliffe/Danielle Spielmann (ALA) def. #8 Stefania Hristov/Cristina Stancu (A&M), 8-5

C-SF       #8 Stefania Hristov/Cristina Stancu (A&M) def. Kelsey Laurente/Stephanie Wagner (UM), 8-6

C-F         #8 Stefania Hristov/Cristina Stancu (A&M) def. Laura Slater/Kate Vialle (UNC), 8-7 (5)

Doubles – White

QF          Rutuja Bhosale/Ines Deheza (A&M) def. #42 Ashley Dai/Tessa Lyons (UNC), 7-6 (4)

SF           #7 Maria Belaya/Jeltje Loomans (W&M) def. Rutuja Bhosale/Ines Deheza (A&M), 8-2

3rd           Carmen Blanco/Emily Zabor (ALA) def. Bhosale/Ines Deheza (A&M), 8-1

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