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Alexandra Cercone

Friday January 18, 2013Gators Tested on First Day at Freeman Memorial Women's Tennis Championships

Las Vegas

Alexandra Cercone

Florida’s Alexandra Cercone, Danielle Collins, Olivia Janowicz and Brianna Morgan each were involved in lengthy first round singles matches in the opening round of play at the 11th Annual Freeman Memorial Women’s Tennis Championships at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the UNLV campus.

 

All four found themselves in three-set matches, but only Cercone managed to capture the victory, defeating North Carolina’s Laura Slater, 0-6, 7-5, 6-2. The Gator junior advanced to the round of 16 where she fell to top-seeded and second-ranked Krista Hardebeck of Stanford, 6-2, 6-1.

 

Collins lost to Oregon’s Patricia Skowronski, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3, Janowicz fell to UCLA’s Chanelle Van Nguyen 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 and Morgan dropped a 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 decision to UNC’s Kate Vialle.

 

Janowicz rallied in her first round consolation match with a 6-3, 6-0 win over UNLV’s Iren Kotesva, while Collins outlasted UNLV’s Nives Pavlovic , 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-4). Morgan drew a bye.

 

In doubles action, the Gator pair of Collins and Janowicz downed UNLV’s .Aleksandra Josifoska and Iren Kotseva, 8-3, but Cercone and Morgan fell to UCLA’s third-seeded Pamela Montez and Courtney Dolehide 8-5.

Action continues on Saturday at 10 a.m. PST.

 

 

2013 FREEMAN MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

At Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas, NV

January 18, 2013

 

COMPLETE RESULTS

 

FLIGHT ONE SINGLES

ROUND ONE (Jan. 18)

(1) #2 Krista Hardebeck (STAN) BYE
Alexandra Cercone (UF) def. Laura Slater (UNC) 0-6, 7-5, 6-2
(8) #47 Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. #65 Ashley Dai (UNC) 6-4, 6-2
Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Julia Metzger (UO) 6-1, 6-1
(4) #17 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) BYE
Kate Vialle (UNC) def. #66 Brianna Morgan (UF) 7-5, 5-7, 7-5
(5) #21 Whitney Kay (UNC) def. Valerie Pulido (USC) 6-4, 6-2
#55 Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) 6-3, 6-1
Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. #114 Olivia Janowicz (UF) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
(7) #28 Zoe De Bruycker (UNC) def. Iren Kotseva (UNLV) 6-0, 7-5
#111 Lauren McHale (UNC) def. Stacy Tan (STAN) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
(3) #14 Danielle Lao (USC) BYE
#101 Tessa Lyons (UNC) def. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 7-5, 6-1
Patricia Skowronski (UO) def. (6) #22 Danielle Collins (UF) 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Janine Erasmus (UNLV) 6-3, 6-1
(2) #11 Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) BYE

 

FLIGHT ONE SINGLES

ROUND OF 16 (Jan. 18)

(1) #2 Krista Hardebeck (STAN) def. Alexandra Cercone (UF) 6-2, 6-1
Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. (8) #47 Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
(4) #17 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Kate Vialle (UNC) 6-2, 6-0
#55 Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. (5) #21 Whitney Kay (UNC) 6-2, 6-4
Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. (7) #28 Zoe De Bruycker (UNC) 6-4, 6-3
(3) #14 Danielle Lao (USC) def. #111 Lauren McHale (UNC) 6-1, 6-1
#101 Tessa Lyons (UNC) def. Patricia Skowronski (UO) 6-4, 6-4
(2) #11 Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) def. Kaitlyn Christian (USC) 6-2, 6-0

 

FLIGHT ONE SINGLES

CONSOLATION (Jan. 18)

Laura Slater (UNC) BYE

#65 Ashley Dai (UNC) def. Julia Metzger (UO) 6-3, 6-4

NOTE: Dai will advance over Dai in next round (same team)
#66 Brianna Morgan (UF) BYE
Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) def. Valerie Pulido (USC) 6-1, 6-0
#114 Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. Iren Kotseva (UNLV) 6-3, 6-0
Stacy Tan (STAN) BYE
(6) #22 Danielle Collins (UF) def. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-4)
Janine Erasmus (UNLV) BYE


 

FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES

ROUND OF 16 (Jan. 18)

(1) #1 Kaitlyn Christian/Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. Janine Erasmus/Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 8-0
#51 Lauren McHale/Tessa Lyons (UNC) def. Patricia Skowronski/Nicole Long (UO) 8-6
(3) Pamela Montez/Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) def. Brianna Morgan/Alexandra Cercone (UF) 8-5
Zoe De Bruycker/Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) def. Stacy Tan/Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. 8-6
Danielle Collins/Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. Aleksandra Josifoska/Iren Kotseva (UNLV) 8-3
(4) Valerie Pulido/Danielle Lao (USC) def. Laura Slater/Kate Vialle (UNC) 8-7
Krista Hardebeck/Natalie Dillon (STAN) def. Lucia Batta/Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 8-7
(2) Ashley Dai/Whitney Kay (UNC) def. Kyle McPhillips/Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) 8-6

 

 

TEAM KEY & CURRENT NATIONAL ITA RANKING

Florida (UF) 1

UCLA (UCLA) 2

Southern California (USC) 4

Stanford (STAN) 5

North Carolina (UNC) 8

UNLV (UNLV) 50

Oregon (UO) 66

 

REMAINING SCHEDULE

Saturday               

Doubles Quarterfinals                        10:00 a.m. PST

Singles Quarterfinals                          Follow

Singles Semifinals                              Follow

                                                          

Sunday 

Doubles Semifinals                            10:00 a.m. PST

Doubles Final                                       Follow

Singles Final                                        Follow

 

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