The Texas A&M women's tennis team concluded its fall season over the weekend, with junior Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar competing at the prestigious USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y., and other members of the team participating in the UNC Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Sanchez-Quintanar, a junior who transferred to A&M from Maryland prior to the fall season, was an at-large entry at the indoor championships, which were played at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. After falling to top-seeded, No. 1-ranked and defending NCAA singles champion Jana Juricova of California, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1, in the first round of the main draw, Sanchez-Quintanar reached the semifinals in the consolation bracket.
Sanchez-Quintanar defeated 27th-ranked Mary Anne Macfarlane of Alabama, 7-5, 6-3, in the first round of consolation play and then knocked off reigning Big 12 Player of the Year and 35th-ranked Petra Niedermayerova of Kansas State, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3, to advance to the semifinals. Sanchez-Quintanar, from Campo de Criptana, Spain, then went against Duke's Beatrice Capra, the No. 1 seed in the consolation bracket, and fell, 6-2, 6-4.
Sanchez-Quintanar finishes the spring with a 13-4 record.
The Aggies begin the 2012 spring season Jan. 27 against Mississippi at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla. A&M will play either Florida State or Ohio State on Jan. 28, and the winner of the four-team tournament advances to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, Feb. 10-13, in Charlottesville, Va.
USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships results:
32 (1) Jana Juricova (California) def. Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (Texas A&M), 6-2, 1-6, 6-1
16 Sanchez-Quintanar (Texas A&M) def. Mary Anne Macfarlane (Alabama), 7-5, 6-3
8 Sanchez-Quintanar (Texas A&M) def. Petra Niedermayerova (Kansas State), 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3
SF Beatrice Capra (Duke) def. Sanchez-Quintanar (Texas A&M), 6-2, 6-4
The following are the results from the UNC Kitty Harrison Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.:
Day 1 (Nov. 4)
A&M vs. Marshall Doubles
Maria Voscekova/Dominika Zaprazna (M) d. Janelle Cuthbertson/Sun Wen (TAMU), 8-5
Kara Kucin/Karlyn Timko (M) d. Sheri Olivier/Dané Vorster (TAMU), 9-7
UNC vs. Texas A&M Doubles
Cuthbertson/Wen (TAMU) d. Haley Hemm/Caroline Price (UNC), 8-6
Zoe De Bruycker/Laura Slater (UNC) d. Olivier/Lauren Santacroce (TAMU), 8-3
Tessa Lyons/Stone (UNC) d. Stanford (FU)/Vorster (TAMU), 8-6
Texas A&M Singles
De Bruycker (UNC) d. Wen (TAMU), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (6)
Price (UNC) d. Cuthbertson (TAMU), 6-2, 6-1
Hemm (UNC) d. Santacroce (TAMU), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (6)
Lyons (UNC) d. Olivier (TAMU), 6-2, 6-2
Vorster (TAMU) d. Jennifer Stone (UNC), 7-5, 7-5
Day 2 (Nov. 5)
Virginia vs. Texas A&M (Outdoors)
Wen (TAMU) d. Xi (UVA), 2-6, 6-4, 1-0(10)
Peretz (UVA) d. Olivier (TAMU), 6-2, 6-3
Hardenbergh (UVA) d. Cuthbertson (TAMU), 6-2, 6-2
Fuccillo (UVA) d. Santacroce (TAMU), 6-3, 6-3
O'Koniewski (UVA) d. Vorster (TAMU), 6-3, 6-4
Day 3 (Nov. 6)
Duke vs. Texas A&M Singles
Mar (D) d. Wen (TAMU), 6-3, 7-5
Clayton (D) d. Santacroce (TAMU), 6-1, 7-5
Turewicz (D) d. Cuthbertson (TAMU), 6-1, 6-2
Gorny (D) d. Vorster (TAMU), 6-2, 6-2
Mulholland (D) d. Olivier (TAMU), 6-1, 6-2