Aggie sophomore Anna Mamalat and freshmen Jana McCord and Mason Strickland went a combined 4-7 over the three-day tournament held at the indoor courts at the Tualatan Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton, Ore.
“A slew of very frustrating injuries forced us to send a much depleted group to Portland,” A&M head coach Howard Joffe said. “Nonetheless we did have a few notable individual performances. Freshman Mason Strickland played stellar tennis in beating UCLA’s Courtney Dolehide, and Anna Mamalat continued her impressive fall with a few more good wins."
The singles competition consisted of eight pools with four players each – three collegiate players and one junior player. The winner of each pool advanced to the adidas Shootout, and the overall winner, 48th-ranked Ester Goldfield of Duke, received a wildcard entry into a USTA Pro Circuit event in 2014.
A&M’s results from the tournament are listed below. Complete tournament results are available on the tournament website, www.collegiateinvite.com/
A&M senior Cristina Stancu and sophomore Stefania Hristov close out the fall season this weekend as they compete at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, Nov. 7-10, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Stancu is an automatic qualifier in singles after winning the ITA Texas Regional, and she and Hristov received an at-large entry in doubles.
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2013 USTA Collegiate Invitational Presented by Adidas
Friday – November 1, 2013
Doubles –First Round
Terri Fleming-Peggy Porter (USTA) def. Anna Mamalat-Jana McCord (Texas A&M), 8-6
Marianne Jodoin-Mason Strickland (Duke/Texas A&M) def. Emily Gould-Maja Mladenovic (Portland), 8-6
Doubles - Quarterfinals
Porter-Fleming (USTA) def. Jodoin (Duke)-Strickland (Texas A&M), 8-5
#24 Hannah Mar (Duke) def. Mason Strickland (Texas A&M), 6-0, 6-0
Peggy Porter (USTA) def. Jana McCord (Texas A&M), 6-1, 6-2
#62 Tereza Bekerova (Utah) def. #108 Anna Mamalat (Texas A&M), 7-5, 6-2
Saturday – November 2, 2013
Ena Shibahara (USTA) def. Mason Strickland (Texas A&M), 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
#63 Catherine Harrison (UCLA) def. Jana McCord (Texas A&M), 6-1, 6-1
#108 Anna Mamalat (Texas A&M) def. Riley McQuaid (USTA), 6-0, 6-3
Sunday – November 3, 2013
Mason Strickland (Texas A&M) def. Courtney Dolehide (UCLA), 6-3, 6-4
#78 Marianne Jodoin (Duke) def. Jana McCord (Texas A&M), 6-0, 6-1
#108 Anna Mamalat (Texas A&M) def. #124 Elizabeth Begley (Texas), 6-2, 6-2