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Freshman Stefani Stojic made her collegiate singles debut on Thursday.

Thursday October 10, 2013First Day of Women's Tennis Bedford Cup Action Concludes

Gainesville, Fla.

Freshman Stefani Stojic made her collegiate singles debut on Thursday.

University of Florida freshman Stefani Stojic (Melbourne, Australia) was the only Gator in action on the first day of play at the 2013 Bedford Cup held at the Ring Tennis Complex on Thursday.


The Gator rookie faltered in her collegiate singles debut, dropping a 7-6 (6), 6-1 decision to USF’s Olaya Garrido-Riyas. Stojic had a chance to serve for the first set with leads of 5-4 and 6-5, but wasn’t able to polished off the frame en route to the setback.


Stojic will continue competition on Friday at Florida’s only home event of the fall schedule, as she plays Bethune-Cookman’s Chinatsu Kajiwara in the consolation draw’s round of 16.


The Gators will be in full swing at the four-day tournament on Friday, when freshmen Kourtney Keegan and Belinda Woolcock, as well as senior Olivia Janowicz, play their respective first main draw matches. All three received a first-round bye as one of the top-8 seeds.


Doubles action begins the day’s action at 9 a.m., when Keegan and Woolcock, as well as Janowicz and Stojic partner in the doubles draw.


Two rounds of singles matches will follow doubles play on Friday.


Admission is free and parking restrictions are lifted in the Law School lot, located next to the Ring Tennis Complex.



At a Glance: Gator Results Only

Singles First Round (Round of 64)

·         Olivia Janowicz (UF) - BYE

·         Kourtney Keegan (UF) - BYE

·         Olaya Garrido-Riyas (USF) d. Stefani Stojic (UF), 7-6 (6), 6-1

·         Belinda Woolcock (UF) - BYE



Quotes from the Day:

“Stefani hasn’t played a match in a long time and I think that was pretty clear to us. Watching her practice, there was a big lag between her performance in practice and matches. I told her after the match that the best way and the only way to bridge that is by playing. The more matches she plays, hopefully, the more we can bridge the gap. Clearly, she has talent, she just needs to play more matches.” – UF head coach Roland Thornqvist on his thoughts about Stojic’s first collegiate match


“She’s really fast. The kid’s got world-class athleticism. If that’s where we begin in her development, than that’s a big step forward. She’s got great technique, we just have to make sure we hammer at being more consistent in our play and our decision making and not go for too much early in the point. Then, just play. The pace of play for her in her mind will slow down the more she plays. I think she will be more comfortable playing her second match than this first one today if she has the right mindset.” – UF head coach Roland Thornqvist on what Stojic can take away from today’s match


“It felt good to be out there again. I haven’t played a tournament since April. Even though it didn’t go my way today and it wasn’t the best match, it was good to be out there.” – Stefani Stojic on playing her first collegiate match


“It was different conditions, different weather, certainly. I haven’t played in a while. I have a shoulder injury and haven’t served in a while and I think my serve was what let me down today. Overall, I was striking the ball. She played well.” – Stefani Stojic on what she felt was working and not working for her during the match


“Being more consistent and not giving away as many points as I did will be something where need to be better in my next match and trying to improve my serve as much as I can.” – Stefani Stojic on what she will take away from the match


“Yesterday (Wednesday) in training we played for the first time and it went really well. Hopefully, this tournament will go well for us.” – Stefani Stojic on playing doubles Friday with Olivia Janowicz



The Skinny on the Bedford Cup

·            Overview: 64-player singles draw and a 32-team doubles draw; consolation action for first-round singles losers only


·            Schools Competing: Bethune-Cookman, Florida, Florida A&M, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida State, North Florida, Stetson, UCF, USF


·            Gators Competing: Olivia Janowicz, Kourtney Keegan, Stefanie Stojic, Belinda Woolcock


·            Daily Schedule (REVISED WEDNESDAY EVENING):

o    Thursday – 9 a.m.: Doubles (1R), followed by Singles (1R) and Singles (Consolation 1R)

o    Friday – 9 a.m.: Doubles (2R), followed by Singles (2R, 3R)

o    Saturday – 9 a.m.: Doubles (QF, SF) followed by Singles (QF)

o    Sunday – 9 a.m.: Doubles (Final) followed by Singles (SF, Final)


·            Parking: restrictions in the Law School parking lot, located directly next to the Tennis Complex, is waved and fans may park there free of charge


·            Results:

o    Updated a few times each day to

o    Updated draws can be viewed each day as a PDF file on the Women’s Tennis Home Page > Schedule > Notes (Pre)

o    Twitter updates throughout @GatorZoneTennis and using #BedfordCup



Gator Bytes

·         Olivia Janowicz has 98 career singles wins, aiming to become the 25th Gator to reach the century milestone

·         Freshman Stefanie Stojic made her collegiate debut




2013 Women’s Bedford Cup

Ring Tennis Complex * Gainesville, Fla.

Thu., October 10, 2013


Compete Agate


Singles First Round (Rnd of 64)

Olivia Janowicz (UF) - BYE

Eduarda Dos Santos (FSU) d. Hailey Grillo (USF), 6-3, 7-6 (6)

Lindsey Cable (Stetson) d. Clare Mendell (UCF), 6-1, 6-4

Maria Sablina (BCU) d. Symone Townsend (FAMU), 6-3, 6-3

Kayla Rizzolo (USF) - BYE

Cassie Hochwalt (UCF) d. Arrice Robinson (FAMU), 6-0, 6-4

Mina Matsuba (BCU) d. Mariella Calderon (UNF), 6-0, 6-1

Laurence Porry (FSU) d. Alexandra Lyubimova (Stetson), 6-3, 6-0

Kourtney Keegan (UF) - BYE

Vera Bessonova (USF) d. Brittany Hill (Stetson), 6-0, 6-2

Cortney Cesarini (UCF) d. Johanna Sterkel (FGCU), 6-0, 6-3

Taylor Hollander (UNF) d. Elizabeth Clayton (FAMU), 6-0, 6-0

Kristina Schleich (FSU) - BYE

Candela Munoz (FGCU) d. Valentina Beresinste (BCU), 6-0, 6-0

Courtney Griffith (UCF) d. Marta Gonzalez (Stetson), 6-2, 6-3

Fanny Fracassi (USF) d. Elysia Ortiz (FAMU), 6-0, 6-1

Marina Cunningham (UNF) d. Chinatsu Kajiwara (BCU), 6-3, 6-1

Eveline Lepinay (Stetson) - BYE

Olaya Garrido-Riyas (USF) d. Stefani Stojic (UF), 7-6 (6), 6-1

Josephine Haraldson (UCF) - BYE

Alessandra Bonte (USF) d. Ancia Ifill (BCU), 6-1, 6-0

Caroline Eberhart (UCF) d. Shantal Blackwood (FAMU), 6-1, 6-0

Andrea Crespo (Stetson) d. Bettina Botha (FGCU), 6-3, 6-0

Kerrie Cartwright (FSU) - BYE

Sofia Baptista (UCF) d. Stephanie Miller (FAMU), 6-1, 6-0

Simona Weymar (UNF) d. Maria Dimitrova (BCU), 6-0, 6-1

Elizabeth Means (FGCU) d. Mayablue Staudder-MacDowell (Stetson), 6-4, 6-4

Loreto Alonso (USF) - BYE

Annika Hepp (UCF) d. Gaby Chinchilla (BCU), 6-1, 6-2

Olga Martinez (USF) d. Sarah Means (FGCU), 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Diana Bukajeva (Stetson) d. Majlena Pederson (FSU), 6-3, 6-2

Belinda Woolcock (UF) - BYE



Consolation Singles First Round (Rnd of 32)

Hailey Grillo (USF) - BYE

Clare Mendell (UCF) d. Symone Townsend (FAMU), 6-1, 6-4

Arrice Robinson (FAMU) - BYE

Marileea Calderon (UNF) d. Alexandra Lyubimova (Stetson), 6-0, 6-3

Brittany Hill (Stetson) - BYE

Elizabeth Clayton (FAMU) d. Johanna Sterkel (FGCU), walkover

Valentina Beresinste (BCU) - BYE

Marta Gonzalez (Stetson) d. Elysia Ortiz (FAMU), 6-4, 6-0

Chinatsu Kajiwara (BCU) - BYE

Stefani Stojic (UF) – BYE

Shantal Blackwood (FAMU) d. Ancia Ifill (BCU), 6-3, 6-1

Bettina Botha (USF) - BYE

Stephanie Miller (FAMU) d. Maria Dimitrova (BCU), 0-6, 7-5, 6-4

Mayablue Staudder-MacDowell (Stetson) - BYE

Sarah Means (FGCU) d. Gabby Chinchilla (BCU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-0

Majlena Pederson (FSU) - BYE



Doubles First Round (Rnd of 32)

Keegan/Woolcock (UF) - BYE

Griffith/Cesarini (UCF) d. Means/Means (FGCU) 8-7 (7-4)

Fracassi/Garrido-Rivas (USF) d. Townsend/Ortiz (FAMU), 8-0

Bukajeva/Lepinay (Stetson) d. Sablina/Kajiwara (BCU), 8-3

Rizzolo/Alonso-Martinez (USF) - BYE

Porry/Schleich (FSU) d. Calderon/Hollander (UNF), 8-0

Cable/Gonzalez (Stetson) d. Miller/Clayton (FAMU), 8-5

Eberhart/Haraldson (UCF) - BYE

Mendel/Baptista (UCF) d. Bonte/Grillo (USF), 8-5

Botha/Sterkel (FGCU) d. Matsuba/Chinchilla (BCU), 8-6

Crespo/Macdowell (Stetson) d. Weymar/Cunningham (UNF), 8-7 (8-6) 

Cartwright/Pedersen (FSU) - BYE

Hepp/Hochwalt (UCF) d. Hill/Lyubimova (Stetson), 8-7 (7-2)

Blackwood/Robinson (FAMU) -BYE

Bessonova/Martinez (USF) d. Ifill/Dimitrova (BCU), 8-4

Janowicz/Stojic (UF) - BYE




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