Results from Day One of the Women's Tennis 11th Annual ASU/Thunderbird Invitational

Nov. 4, 2005

Tempe, Ariz. -

After one day of play at the 11th annual Arizona State/Thunderbird Collegiate tennis Invitational, two Sun Devils have advanced to the singles quarterfinals while only two of eight seeded players remain in the main draw. Student-athletes from Arizona State, California, Michigan, Stanford, Kansas State, Purdue, and NAU competed in the first day that featured 32 singles matches and seven doubles matches.

 

Three Sun Devils advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament as junior Kady Pooler, the No. 5 seed in the tournament, also advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament, defeating Ferdinanda Da Valle of Kansas State in the first round (6-1, 6-2) and Lindsay Howard of Michigan in the second (4-2, ret.).

 

Junior Roxanne Clarke will face Claire Ilcinkas of California, who defeated Devil Sabrina Capannolo, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, in a match that was decided in extra sets (6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (3)). Clarke defeated Elizabeth Exon of Michigan (6-4, 6-1) in the second round to advance to Saturday's quarterfinals.

 

Joining them in the quarterfinals is Sun Devil junior Rebecca Rankin after upsetting No. 3 seed Hala Sufi (Purdue) in the second round (6-4, 6-3). Top-seeded Whitney Deason (Stanford), who made it to the last year's tournament final, was also upset in the second round by Nina Yaftali from Michigan (6-2, 6-2). 

 

In doubles action, ASU's duo of Roxanne Clarke and Kady Pooler defeated Whitney Deason and Celia Durkin of Stanford, 8-6, and Rebecca Rankin and Jessica Leitch were also victorious for the Sun Devils recording a 8-4 victory over Bojana Bobusic and Jessica Shu of California.

 

Action begins on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. MST with seven more doubles matches. The quarterfinals of the main draw singles tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. along with the consolation singles draw.

 


 

DAY ONE RESULTS - Friday, Nov. 4

 

1st Round Main Draw

(1) Whitney Deason (Stan) def. Laila Abdala (ASU) - 6-0, 6-4

Nina Yaftali (Mich) def. Katie Schurr (NAU) - 6-3, 6-0

(5) Kady Pooler (ASU) def. Ferdinanda Da Valle (KSU) - 6-1, 6-2

Lindsay Howard (Mich.) def. Bojana Bobusic (Cal) - 4-2, ret.

(3) Hala Sufi (Purdue) def. Olga Kilmova (KSU) - 6-3, 6-4

Rebecca Rankin (ASU) def. Allie Schafnel (Mich) - 6-0, 6-3

(8) Marion Ravelojaona (Cal) def. Erika Schweyer (ASU) - 6-0, 6-3

Katka Kudlackova (KSU) def. Chisako Sugiyama (Mich) - 7-6 (6), 6-4

Debra Streifler (Mich) def. Tereza Prochazkova (KSU) - 6-4, 6-1

(6) Jessica Leitch (ASU) def. Regan Newman (NAU) - 6-0, 6-1

Kara Delicata (Mich) def. Vana Tomas (ASU) - 6-1, 6-3

Jessica Shu (Cal) def. (4) Celia Durkin (Stan) - def. injury

Roxanne Clarke (ASU) def. Maria Perevoschitova (KSU) - 6-0, 6-1

(7) Elizabeth Exon (Mich) def. Susan McClelland (NAU) - 6-2, 6-0

Claire Ilcinkas (Cal) def. Jessica Simosa (KSU) - 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

(2) Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. Monica Sly (Mich) - 6-3, 6-2

 

2nd Round Main Draw

Nina Yaftali (Mich) def. (1) Whitney Deason (Stan) - 6-2, 6-2

(5) Kady Pooler (ASU) def. Lindsay Howard (Mich) - 6-2, 6-3

Rebecca Rankin (ASU) def. (3) Hala Sufi (Purdue) - 6-4, 6-3

(8) Marion Ravelojaona (Cal) def. Katka Kudlackova (KSU) - 6-1, 6-1

Debra Streifler (Mich) def. (6) Jessica Leitch (ASU) - 6-3, 6-2

Jessica Shu (Cal) def. Kara Delicata (Mich) - 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Roxanne Clarke (ASU) def. (7) Elizabeth Exon (Mich) - 6-4, 6-1

Claire Ilcinkas (Cal) def. (2) Sabrina Cappannolo (ASU) - 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (3)

 

2nd Round Consolation Bracket

Laila Abdala (ASU) def. Katie Schurr (NAU) - 6-2, 6-4

Ferdinanda Da Valle (KSU) def. Vana Tomas (ASU) - 6-4, 6-2

Olga Kilmova (KSU) def. Allie Schafnel (Mich) - 6-3, 6-3

Chisako Sugiyama (Mich) def. Erika Schweyer (ASU) - 6-1, 6-1

Tereza Prochazkova (KSU) def. Regan Newman (NAU) - 6-2, 6-1

Maria Perevoschitova (KSU) def. Susan McClelland (NAU) - 6-4, 6-2

Jessica Simosa (KSU) def. Monica Sly (Mich) - 6-3, 6-0

 

Doubles Results

Clarke/Pooler (ASU) def. Deason/Durkin (Stan) -- 8-6

Delicata/Exon (Mich) def. Capannolo/Abdala (ASU) -- 8-4

Rankin/Leitch (ASU) def. Bobusic/Shu (Cal) -- 8-4

Simosa/Kilmova (KSU) def. Ilcinkas/Ravelojaona (Cal) -- 8-4

Sly/Yaftali (Mich) def. Kudlackova/Perevoschikova (KSU) -- 9-8(6)

Howard/Schafner (Mich) def. Schurr/McClelland (NAU) -- 8-2

Streifler/Sugiyama (Mich) def. Da Valle/Prochazkova (KSU) -- 8-6

 

 

 

 

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