Alabama Tennis Garners Seven Wins on Friday
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama women’s tennis team picked up a combined seven wins on Friday with a split squad playing at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships and the Roberta Alison Fall Classic.
At the All-American Championships, Alexa Guarachi and Mary Anne Macfarlane began the day with their doubles quarterfinals match, which went in favor of UCLA’s Robin Anderson and Skylar Morton, the No. 4 ranked team in the nation, 9-8(7). In singles, both Guarachi and Macfarlane picked up big wins in their respective draws as Macfarlane topped Stanford’s Stacey Tan, the 2011 NCAA Singles Championship Runner-up, 7-5, 6-0, while Guarachi beat Virginia’s Li Xi, 7-5, 6-7, 6-4.
Alabama had three players active at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic, which began Friday morning with doubles. Natalia Maynetto and Emily Zabor won their opening match, 8-5, over Kristen Dodge and Sarah Lee of Michigan, while Maya Jansen partnered with Auburn’s Plamena Kurteva to beat the Mississippi duo of Paige Keating and Allie Robbins, 8-1.
In singles, each would collect a win with Jansen beating Mississippi State’s Alexandra Perper, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, Maynetto over Michigan’s Ronit Yurovsky, 6-3, 6-0 and Zabor topping Middle Tennessee’s Yuiri Nomoto, 6-4, 6-3.
Matches will resume at both sites on Saturday morning.
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ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
No. 4 Anderson/Morton (UCLA) def. No. 17 Guarachi/McLane (UA) 9-8(7)
No. 10 Mary Anne Macfarlane (UA) vs. Stacey Tan (STAN) 7-5, 6-0
No. 36 Alexa Guarachi (UA) vs. No. 77 Li Xi (UVA) 7-5, 6-7, 6-4
ROBERTA ALISON FALL CLASSIC
Zabor/Maynetto (UA) def. Lee/Dodge (MICH) 8-5
Jansen(UA)/Kurteva (AU) def. Robbins/Keating (MISS) 8-1
Nadia Ravita (UK) def. Maya Jansen (UA) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Maya Jansen (UA) def. Alexandra Perper (MSU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Natalia Maynetto (UA) def. Ronit Yurovsky (MICH) 6-3, 6-0
Tristen Dewar (CLEM) def. Natalia Maynetto (UA) 3-6, 7-6(4), 7-5
Emily Zabor (UA) def. Yuiri Nomoto (MTSU) 6-4, 6-3
Kendal Woodard (GT) def. Emily Zabor (UA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4