Florida’s two doubles teams highlighted Sunday’s action at the 11th Annual Freeman Memorial Women’s Tennis Championships at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the UNLV campus during the final day of play.
In non-draw action, Gators Brianna Morgan and Alexandra Cercone defeated Stanford’s Krista Hardebeck and Natalie Dillon, 8-1, and Danielle Collins and Olivia Janowicz paired for an 8-6 victory against North Carolina’s Tessa Lyons and Kate Vialle.
On the singles court, Janowicz topped UNC’s Lauren McHale, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, and Cercone collected a 6-2, 6-2 win against UNLV’s Lucia Batta. Collins came up short against UNC’s No. 28-ranked Zoe De Bruycker, 7-5, 6-0, and Morgan fell to Southern California’s Kaitlyn Christian, 6-4, 7-6.
This was the final individual event of the year until the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships in May.
Florida, ranked No. 1 in the preseason ranking, launches its defense of its back-to-back national championships on Tue., January 29, when the Gators play host to South Florida at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex beginning at 3 p.m.
Admission to all regular-season home matches is free.
2013 FREEMAN MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas, NV
SINGLES FINALS (Jan. 20)
(4) #17 Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. (2) #11 Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) 6-0, 6-1
SINGLES FINAL (Jan. 20)
Nicole Long (UO) def. Natalie Dillion (STAN) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
ADDED SINGLES MATCHES (Jan. 20)
#28 Zoe De Bruycker (UNC) def. #22 Danielle Collins (UF) 7-5, 6-0
Alexandra Cercone (UF) def. Lucia Batta (UNLV) 6-2, 6-2
Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. #66 Brianna Morgan (UF) 6-4, 7-6
Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. #101 Tessa Lyons (UNC) 6-2, 6-2
Laura Slater (UNC) def. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 6-0, 6-1
Julia Metzger (UO) def. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 6-3, 6-0
#114 Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. #111 Lauren McHale (UNC) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
DOUBLES SEMIFINALS (Jan. 20)
(1) #1 Kaitlyn Christian/Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. (3) Pamela Montez/Courtney Dolehide (UCLA) 8-4
(2) Ashley Dai/Whitney Kay (UNC) def. (4) Valerie Pulido/Danielle Lao (USC) 8-2
DOUBLES FINAL (Jan. 20)
(1) #1 Kaitlyn Christian/Sabrina Santamaria (USC) def. (2) Ashley Dai/Whitney Kay (UNC) 8-4
DOUBLES CONSOLATION (Jan. 20)
Stacy Tan/Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. 8-6 def. Patricia Skowronski/Nicole Long (UO) 8-7
ADDED DOUBLES MATCHES (Jan. 20)
Brianna Morgan/Alexandra Cercone (UF) def. Krista Hardebeck/Natalie Dillon (STAN) 8-1
Kyle McPhillips/Chanelle Van Nguyen (UCLA) def. Gina Suarez-Malaguti/Lauren McHale (UNC) 8-4
Danielle Collins/Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. Tessa Lyons/Kate Vialle (UNC) 8-6
Aleksandra Josifoska/Iren Kotseva (UNLV) def. Metzger/Hager (UO) 8-7
Zoe De Bruycker/Slater (UNC) def. Lucia Batta/Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 8-3
Erasmus/Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Bourchier/Garrett (UNLV) 8-0
TEAM KEY & CURRENT NATIONAL ITA RANKING
Florida (UF) 1
UCLA (UCLA) 2
Southern California (USC) 4
Stanford (STAN) 5
North Carolina (UNC) 8
UNLV (UNLV) 50
Oregon (UO) 66
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