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Univ. of Texas at Austin Women Team News
Padegimaite, Scott Reach Doubles Semifinals at Longhorn Invitational
Friday, 09/21/2012

UT sophomores Lina Padegimaite and Noel Scott win a pair of matches to reach the doubles semifinals at the Longhorn Invitational.

Click here for tournament results, draws and schedules (Friday's non-UT matches remain in progress)
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas sophomores Lina Padegimaite (LEE-nah pah-day-gee-MY-tay) and Noel Scott won a pair of matches to advance to the doubles semifinals Friday on day one of the Longhorn Invitational at UT’s Penick-Allison Tennis Center.  Additionally, three Longhorns reached the quarterfinals of their respective singles draws.     
“I’m pleased with the way we started out today,” UT head coach Patty Fendick-McCain said.  “We picked up some early wins in doubles and carried that momentum into singlesplay with three more wins.”   
Padegimaite and Scott led off the day with an 8-3 win over LSU’s Mary Jeremiah and Ariel Morton in the “Orange” doubles draw’s round of 16.  The Texas tandem earned its berth in Saturday’s semifinals with an 8-4 quarterfinal win over UTSA’s Isabelle Jonsson and Jacobea Junger.  Padegimaite and Scott will meet SMU’s Edyta Cieplucha and Aleksandra Malyarchikova in Saturday’s semifinals at 8:30 a.m.
Sophomore Annat Rabinovich (ANN-at rah-BEE-no-vitch) defeated Rice’s Leah Fried by a 6-1, 7-5 count to reach the quarterfinals of the “Black” singles draw.  Rabinovich will meet Tulane’s Emma Helisten in Saturday’s quarterfinals at 10:30 a.m.
Junior Elizabeth Begley dealt UTSA’s Jonsson a 6-2, 6-1 defeat in the opening round of the “Orange” singles draw.  Begley will take on Houston’s Elena Kordolaimi in Saturday’s quarterfinals at 10 a.m.
Junior Juliana Gajic (GUY-itch) posted a 6-3, 6-4 win over UTSA’s Junger in the first round of the “White” singles draw.  Gajic meets North Texas’ Barbora Vykydalova in Saturday’s quarterfinals at 10 a.m.         
Longhorn Invitational
“Orange” Doubles Draw
Round of 16
Lina Padegimaite/Noel Scott (UT) def. Mary Jeremiah/Ariel Morton (LSU) 8-3
Liselot Koenen/Charlotte Phillips (Houston) def.Elizabeth Begley/Juliana Gajic (UT) – 8-4    
Lina Padegimaite/Noel Scott (UT) def. Isabelle Jonsson/Jacobea Junger (UTSA) – 8-4
“Black” Singles Draw
Round of 16
Annat Rabinovich (UT) def. Leah Fried (Rice) – 6-1, 7-5
“Orange” Singles Draw
Round of 16
Elizabeth Begley (UT) def. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) – 6-2, 6-1
“White” Singles Draw
Round of 16
Juliana Gajic (UT) def. Jacobea Junger (UTSA) – 6-3, 6-4