CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Texas senior two-time All-American Aeriel Ellis and first-semester freshman Breaunna Addison each completed perfect weekends of singles play with straight-sets wins Sunday at the Miami Spring Invite.
Ellis completed an impressive 2013 opening weekend by handily defeating Miami’s 51st-ranked Kelsey Laurente, 6-3, 6-1. She finishes the Miami Spring Invite with three wins, and two of those came over opponents ranked in the ITA top-60.
Addison, a south Florida native playing in her first matches as a Longhorn this weekend, went three-for-three in singles play and wrapped the event with a 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-5) win over Miami’s 57th-ranked Lina Lileikite.
Sophomore Noel Scott scored her second singles win in as many days after finishing off Miami’s Melissa Bolivar, 7-6, 6-2. Texas picked up a fourth singles win Sunday from Annat Rabinovich, who defeated Vanderbilt’s Megan Gomet, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8).
Texas went on to split its four doubles matches against Vanderbilt. Rabinovich and sophomore Lina Padegimaite posted an 8-0 win over Vanderbilt’s Georgina Sellyn and Frances Altick. Junior Juliana Gajic and freshman Lana Groenvynck added an 8-7 win over Vanderbilt’s Maggie Leavell and Gomet.
Texas opens the 2013 dual-match season on Saturday, Jan. 26 when it hosts Wichita State in the first match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend event. First serve is set for 10 a.m. CT at UT’s Penick-Allison Tennis Center.
Miami Spring Invite
Aeriel Ellis (UT) def. #51 Kelsey Laurente (Miami) – 6-3, 6-1
Breaunna Addison (UT) def. #57 Lina Lileikite (Miami) – 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-5)
#79 Noel Scott (UT) def. Melissa Bolivar (Miami) – 7-6, 6-2
#92 Stephanie Wagner (Miami) def. Elizabeth Begley (UT) – 6-4, 6-3
Clementina Riobueno (Miami) def. Lina Padegimaite (UT) – 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5)
Deborah Suarez (Miami) def. Lana Groenvynck (UT) – 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (11-9)
Brittany Dubins (Miami) def. Juliana Gajic (UT) – 6-2, 6-3
Annat Rabinovich (UT) def. Megan Gomet (VU) – 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Lauren Mira/Courtney Colton (VU) def. Breaunna Addison/Noel Scott (UT) – 8-6
Ashleigh Antal/Marie Casares (VU) def. Elizabeth Begley/Aeriel Ellis (UT) – 8-3
Lina Padegimaite/Annat Rabinovich (UT) def. Georgina Sellyn/Frances Altick (VU) – 8-0
Juliana Gajic/Lana Groenvynck (UT) def. Maggie Leavell/Megan Gomet (VU) – 8-7