LADY VOL TENNIS WRAPS UP TIME AT FURMAN FALL CLASSIC
GREENVILLE, S.C. – On the final day of action at the Furman Fall Classic, the University of Tennessee women’s tennis team finished out singles competition Sunday morning.
We had a good first tournament,” said co-head coach Mike Patrick. “We saw some improvements over the weekend, saw things that we will need to work on and we will continue to get ready for the spring. There was a little rust, but the team knows what they have to work on.”
Mimi Fotopoulos finished the highest of any Lady Vol with her third place flight three victory defeating Amanda Murray of Furman in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
Both Caitlyn Williams and Tiffany Tavares finished fourth in their respective brackets. Williams dropped her flight two third place match with Whitney Kay of UNC, 6-1, 7-5 while Tavares fell 6-3, 6-3 in flight four action against Natalia Maynetto of Alabama.
No. 28 ranked Kata Szekely finished in fifth place after winning the flight two fifth-place match by defeating No. 81 Francesca Segarelli of Florida State in a three set battle, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
Kayla McMurray took sixth place in flight five after falling to Laura Slater of UNC 6-2, 6-0 and No. 18 ranked Brynn Boren dropped a tough 6-2, 6-3 match to Yana Koroleva of Clemson in the flight one seventh place finals.
"We didn’t have a lot of wins today,” said Patrick, “but, Kata [Szekely] and Mimi [Fotopoulos] competed hard. Caitlyn [Williams] finished the weekend and she competed pretty well which is a big step for her to play three days in a row. Joanna was able to play more since her injury last spring. Some of our athletes saw time in matches for first time in last few months.”
Szekely and Boren will return to action beginning on October 2 at the ITA All-American Championship. The event will run from Oct. 2-Oct. 7 in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
F1 7th Place Yana Koroleva (CU) def. Brynn Boren (UT), 6-2, 6-3
F2 3rd Place Whitney Kay (UNC) def. Caitlyn Williams (UT), 6-1, 7-5
F2 5th Place Kata Szekely (UT) def. Francesca Segarelli (FSU), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
F3 3rd Place Mimi Fotopoulos (UT) def. Amanda Murray (FU), 6-0, 6-0
F4 3rd Place Natalia Maynetto (UA) def. Tiffany Tavares (UT), 6-3, 6-3
F5 5th Place Laura Slater (UNC) def. Kayla McMurray (UT), 6-2, 6-0
F5 7th Place Joanna Henderson (UT) def. Jenny Porter (FU), by default
F5 Kelly Sullivan (FU) def. Joanna Henderson (UT), 6-3, 7-6