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Kourtney Keegan marched into the singles quarterfinals after her impressive second-round win.

Friday January 17, 2014Women's Tennis Enjoys Strong Opening Day at Freeman Memorial

Las Vegas

Kourtney Keegan marched into the singles quarterfinals after her impressive second-round win.

Florida’s Olivia Janowicz and Kourtney Keegan both won a pair of singles matches and the doubles tandem of Keegan and Sofie Oyen won its opening round on the first day of play at the 12th annual Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships held at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the UNLV campus.

 

Janowicz and Keegan advanced to the singles quarterfinals of the 32-player singles draw, while the doubles duo reached the quarterfinals of the 16-team event.

 

Janowicz, ranked a career-high No. 17 in national singles rankings, defeated Duke’s Alyssa Smith6-3, 6-2 in the first round before her tough 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9) decision over North Carolina’s No. 118 Ashley Dai.

 

Keegan, ranked No. 39, downed UNLV’s Kamelia Dimitrova, 6-3, 6-0, before earning a 6-0, 6-1 upset over ULCA’s No. 36 Kyle McPhillips.

 

Oyen, ranked No. 27, won her first round match against UCLA’s Catherine Harrison, 6-1, 6-3, before falling to Stanford’s No. 41 Taylor Davidson.

 

Keegan and Oyen began the day with a 6-3 win against North Carolina’s Tessa Lyons and Laura Slater and will face the top-ranked team of Robin Anderson and Jennifer Brady of UCLA on Saturday.

 

Quotes from the Court:

UF head coach Roland Thornqvist on the Gator’s overall performance on Friday:

“It was a great day for the Gators. The highlight was our freshman Kourtney Keegan playing the best tennis of her young career so far. We thought she would get better with each month and today was a different level for her. She played even better than she did at the end of the fall.”

 

Thornqvist on the morning doubles and first round singles matches:

“We played well and made great tactical adjustments.”

 

 

2014 FREEMAN MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas, NV
Fri., January 17, 2014

 

Complete Results

 

SINGLES ROUND ONE, Round of 32 (Jan. 17)
(1) #1 Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. Laura Slater (UNC) 6-2, 6-2
#45 Ester Goldfield (DUKE) def. Paola Artiga (UNLV) 6-0, 6-2
(7) #34 Caroline Doyle (STAN) def. Morgan Thomas (UCLA) 6-0, 6-0
Zoe Katz (USC) def. Santa Shumilina (UNLV) 6-3, 6-3
(3) #5 Hayley Carter (UNC) def. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 6-1, 6-2
Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. Annie Mulholland (DUKE) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)
(6) #27 Sofie Oyen (UF) def. Catherine Harrison (UCLA) 6-1, 6-3
#41 Taylor Davidson (STAN) def. #49 Hanna Mar (DUKE) 6-2, 6-2
Krista Hardebeck (STAN) def. Iren Kotseva (UNLV) 6-0, 7-5
(5) #24 Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. Chalena Scholl (DUKE) 7-6, 6-0
#118 Ashley Dai (UNC) def. #96 Brynn Boren (USC) 6-4, 6-3
(4) #17 Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. Alyssa Smith (DUKE) 6-3, 6-2
#39 Kourtney Keegan (UF) def. Kamelia Dimitrova (UNLV) 6-3, 6-0
(8) #36 Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) def. Marianne Jodoin (DUKE) 6-1, 6-2
#94 Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. Tessa Lyons (UNC) 6-4, 6-1
(2) #3 Beatrice Capra (DUKE) def. #60 Giuliana Olmos (USC) 6-3, 6-1

SINGLES ROUND TWO, Round of 16 (Jan. 17)
(1) #1 Robin Anderson (UCLA) def. #45 Ester Goldfield (DUKE) 6-1, 6-2
(7) #34 Caroline Doyle (STAN) def. Zoe Katz (USC) 6-4, 6-2
(3) #5 Hayley Carter (UNC) def. Zoe Scandalis (USC) 6-2, 6-1
#41 Taylor Davidson (STAN) def. (6) #27 Sofie Oyen (UF) 7-6, 6-2
(5) #24 Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def Krista Hardebeck (STAN) 6-2, 6-2
(4) #17 Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. #118 Ashley Dai (UNC) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9)
#39 Kourtney Keegan (UF) def. (8) #36 Kyle McPhillips (UCLA) 6-0, 6-1
#94 Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. (2) #3 Beatrice Capra (DUKE) by default

 


DOUBLES ROUND ONE, Round of 16 (Jan. 17)
(1) #1 Robin Anderson/Jennifer Brady (UCLA) def. Marianne Jodoin/Rachel Kahan (DUKE) 6-1
Sofie Oyen/Kourtney Keegan (UF) def. Tessa Lyons/Laura Slater (UNC) 6-3
(3) #7 Zoe Scandalis/Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Krista Hardebeck/Caroline Doyle (STAN) 6-4
#14 Annie Mulholland/Ester Goldfield (DUKE) def. Alexis Garrett/Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 6-1
Chalena Scholl/Alyssa Smith (DUKE) def. Lucia Batta/Santa Shumilina (UNLV) 6-4
Kyle McPhillips/Catherine Harrison (UCLA) def. (4) Whitney Kay/Hayley Carter (UNC) 6-3
Beatrice Capra/Hanna Mar (DUKE) def. #16 Taylor Davidson/Ellen Tsay (STAN) 6-4
(2) #3 Brynn Boren/Zoe Katz (USC) def. Paola Artiga/Kamelia Dimitrova (UNLV) 6-1

 

Complete Draws:

·         Located here (PDF): http://www.gatorzone.com/tennis/women/stats/notes/pre/20140117130000.pdf

 

Tournament Format:

·         The event features one flight each of both singles and doubles along with consolation rounds and added matches.

 

Experimental Scoring:

·         New ITA experimental scoring rules will be used, so doubles matches will be played to 6 instead of 8 and singles matches will use super-tiebreakers for all third sets.

 

Tough Field:

·         Individual competitors will be supplied by teams that include six of the top 10 from the season’s initial ITA rankings: No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Florida, No. 3 North Carolina, No. 5 (tied) USC and UCLA and No. 10 Duke. Host UNLV, ranked 50th nationally, is expected to add five singles players and three doubles teams to the field.

·         The impressive field boasts 12 of the top 50 individuals and two of the sport’s top-three ranked doubles teams scheduled to compete.

 

Daily Schedule:
Action begins with doubles each day at 10 a.m. PST on Friday and Saturday with the finals scheduled for Sunday

SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Saturday
Doubles Quarterfinals - 10 a.m.  PT
Singles Quarterfinals - Follow
Singles Semifinals - Follow

Sunday        
Doubles Semifinals - 10 a.m. PT
Doubles Final - Follow
Singles Final - Follow

 

For all of the latest information on Florida women’s tennis:

Official Website: http://www.gatorzone.com/tennis/women/

Twitter: @GatorZoneTennis

 

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