Day One Results from the 2005 June Stewart Invitational

Oct. 21, 2005

Nashville, Tenn. - The 2005 June Stewart Invitational kicked off Friday with competitors from Arizona State University, the University of Richmond, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Mississippi, and host school Vanderbuilt University.

The Devils came off to a roaring start on Friday after winning nine of the ten matches ASU competed in, giving them a 7-1 record in singles and 3-0 in doubles.

First up in the Tom Boysen Draw, Junior Roxanne Clarke defeated Morgan Tuttle of Wisconsin in a sound 6-1, 6-3 match.

Following her act in the Alex Kwak Distinguished Alumnus Draw were fellow Devils, Rebecca Rankin and Jessica Leitch who both won their matches in straight sets.

The Sara Shaut Draw included singles wins by ASU's Laila Abdala and Vana Tomas.

Again the Devils won in straight sets with Abdala defeating Wisconsin's Ali Salomone, 6-4, 6-2 and Tomas taking the victory from Richmond's Ashley Vosters, 6-3, 6-3.

In the Marshall Summar Singles Draw, junior Kady Pooler was able to take -down Richmond Spider, Beatrice Grasu in a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(4) bout.

In doubles action, the Devils were unstoppable, going a unbeaten 3-0.

First up the Devil duo of Kady Pooler and Roxanne Clarke defeated Richmond's Meghan Wolfgram and Xenia Schneider in a quick 8-2 match.

Following up behind them were the Devil teams of Rebecca Rankin and Sabrina Capannolo and Jessica Leitch and Laila Abdala which both won their matches on the day.

The tournament continues Saturday morning with the semifinals of the singles draws and additional doubles matches.

Day One Results for the 2005 June Stewart Invitational:


The Tom Boysen Draw:

Roxanne Clarke (ASU) def. Morgan Tuttle (UW) - 6-1, 6-3

The Alex Kwak Distinguished Alumnus Draw:

Rebecca Rankin (ASU) def. Merry Ellen Henry (UM) - 6-0, 6-0

Jessica Leitch (ASU) def. Xenia Schneider (UR) - 6-0, 6-3

The Sara Shaut Draw:

Laila Abdala (ASU) def. Ali Salomone (UW) - 6-4, 6-2

Vana Tomas (ASU) def. Ashley Vosters (UR) - 6-3, 6-3

The Marshall Summar Singles Draw:

Virginia Tomatis (UM) def. Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) - 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Kady Pooler (ASU) def. Beatrice Grasu (UR) - 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(4)


Pooler/Clarke (ASU) def. Wolfgram/Schneider (UR) - 8-2

Rankin/Capannolo (ASU) def. Grasu/Hubbard (UR) - 8-3

Leitch/Abdala (ASU) def. Duran/Zivanovic (UR) - 8-4

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