Miners Conclude Day One of UNM Invitational
Nov. 2, 2012
Albuquerque, N.M. - The UTEP women's tennis team completed its first day of play at the UNM Invitational on Friday, garnering a pair of singles victories and a doubles triumph.
Marie LeBlond advanced in the semifinals of the Turquoise singles after defeating UNM's Nina Grbac, 6-1, 6-7, 6-4. LeBlond faces Utah's Lucia Kovarcikova on Saturday.
Anastasiya Sylenko powered past Western New Mexico's Dena Irvin, winning in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. She faces Northern Arizona's Alice Walker on Saturday and UNM's Sarah Khan on Sunday.
Rebeca Calvillo and Martina Trierweiler moved to the consolation draw of the Cherry Singles. Calvillo fell, 6-3, 6-1 to UNM's Michaela Bezdickova and Trierweiler lost to South Carolina's Katerina Popova, 6-1, 6-2. Dariya Abdrakhmanova also fell, 6-4, 6-4, to Texas Tech's Kendall Warren.
After capturing a 6-3 victory in the first set of the Silver Flight, Gabi Vazquez dropped the final two sets, 6-3, 6-2, to South Carolina's Dominika Kanakova. She faces Northern Arizona's Nicole Perez on Saturday.
The doubles pair of Trierwieler and Abdrakhmanova highlighted the doubles portion of the invitational, securing the 8-4 win against the tandem of South Carolina's Alex Martina and UNM's Katie Wookie.
The doubles teams of Calvillo-Vazquez and LeBlond-Sylenko both suffered defeats in their respective matches on Friday. The tournament continues through the weekend.
Martina Trierwieler/Dariya Abdrakhamanova (UTEP) def. Alex Martina (South Carolina)/Katie Wookie (UNM)
Michaela Bezdickova/Laura Richardson(UNM)ef. Rebeca Calvillo/Gabi Vazquez (UTEP)
Sarah Khan/Anna Kuuttila (UNM) def. Marie LeBlond/Anastasiya Sylenko (UTEP)
Marie LeBlond (UTEP) def. Nina Grbac (UNM), 6-1, 6-7, 6-4
Anastasiya Sylenko (UTEP) def. Dena Irvin (UNM), 6-0, 6-0
Kendall Warren (TTU) def. Dariya Abdrakhamanova (UTEP), 6-4, 6-4
Michaela Bezdickova (UNM) def. Rebeca Calvillo (UTEP), 6-3, 6-1
Katerina Popova (South Carolina) def. Martina Trierweiler (UTEP), 6-1, 6-2
Dominika Kanakova (South Carolina) def. Gabi Vazquez (UTEP), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2