Women's Tennis Wins Singles and Doubles Title in Las Vegas

Jan. 16, 2005

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University women's tennis player Jessica Leitch breezed to Sunday's Flight 2 Singles Championship at the Freeman Memorial Championship in Las Vegas with a 6-0, 6-3 straight sets win over Stanford's Joanna Kao. Leitch, a freshman from Dallas, Texas, then teamed up with senior Joslynn Burkett and advanced all the way to the championship of the Flight 1 Doubles Consolation before having to default.

 

However, in the Flight 2 Doubles Consolation Championship, the Sun Devils did prevail as the tandem of Sabrina Capannolo, who's a native of Las Vegas, and Rebecca Rankin defeated South Carolina's Grace Blakely/Justine Walsh, 8-3.

 

Up next, Arizona State begins their dual part of the season as they host UC Davis on Saturday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Freeman Memorial Championships, Las Vegas, Nev.

 

FLIGHT TWO SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP

Jessica Leitch (ASU) def. Joanna Kao (STAN) 6-0, 6-3

 

FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS

Joslynn Burkett/Jessica Leitch (ASU) def. Alex Liles/Nina Suvak (UF) 8-4

 

CHAMPIONSHIP

Sabita Maharaj/Ghizela Schutte (UT) def. Joslynn Burkett/Jessica Leitch (ASU) by default

 

FLIGHT TWO DOUBLES CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIP

Sabrina Capannolo/Rebecca Rankin (ASU) def. Grace Blakely/Justine Walsh (SCAR) 8-3

 

ADDITIONAL SINGLES MATCHES

Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. Nina Suvak (UF) 6-1, 6-1

Joslynn Burkett (ASU) def. Caroline Basu (UGA) 7-6, 6-1

Melissa Schaub (UT) def. Rebecca Rankin (ASU) 6-2, 7-5
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