Aggie freshmen Stefania Hristov and Anna Mamalat are competing at the Rice Invitational in Houston this weekend. Hristov will play in Sunday's singles final after defeating Jessica Kahts of Texas State, 6-3, 6-0 and No. 2 seed Klaudia Gawlik of McNeese State, 6-1, 6-3. Hristov will face No. 1 seed and 34th-ranked Edyta Cieplucha of SMU in the finals Sunday at 10 a.m.
Cieplucha defeated Mamalat in the first round of singles, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Mamalat then fell to Mary Jeremiah of LSU, 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 in the first round of the consolation bracket. Mamalat faces Jessica Kahts of Texas State, Sunday at 10 a.m.
Hristov and Mamalat have reached the finals in doubles and will face Cieplucha and Heidi Steward at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. The Aggie duo advanced by defeating Hristina Dishkova and Elena Fayner of SMU, 8-5 in the first round and then defeating Solo Zinko and Stephanie Nguyen of Rice, 8-4, in the semifinals