Laila Abdala Still Alive After Day Two of Pac-10 Tennis Championship

April 27, 2007

OJAI, Calif. - The 2007 Pac-10 Tennis Championships rolled on Friday which saw only Laila Abdala survive in the singles invitational round as well as the doubles invitational round with partner, Rebecca Rankin. Both semifinal rounds of singles and doubles will be played tomorrow in Ojai.


In the singles invitational draw, two Devils went in, and only one was left standing by the end of the day as Laila Abdala defeated Arizona's Natalia Toporowska 6-4, 6-1. Teammate Rebecca Rankin also advanced to the quarterfinals, but fell today to UCLA's Elizabeth Lumpkin 6-3, 6-0 to end her run.


Doubles also kicked off today, with one Devil team making it through to play another day as Laila Abdala and Rebecca Rankin teamed up in the invitational draw to top the Lin and Lind duo of UCLA. 8-6 after a bye in the first round. Rankin and Abdala will compete in the semifinal round of the doubles invitational draw tomorrow.


The 2007 Pac-10 Tennis Tournament continues tomorrow in Ojai with action in both singles and doubles as the Sun Devils fight to stay in it.


Results from Day Two of the 2007 Pac-10 Tennis Tournament


Women's Singles Invitational Draw - Quarterfinals

Julie Smekodub (USC) def. Alex McGoodwin (UCLA), 6-4, 1-0 Ret.

Lejla Hodzic (STAN) def. Judy DeVera (USC), 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Laila Abdala (ASU) def. Natalia Toporowska (ARIZ), 6-4, 6-1

Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Rebecca Rankin (ASU), 6-3, 6-0  


Women's Doubles Invitational Draw - Quarterfinals

Moore/Visico (CAL) def. Simpson/Wong (WASH), 8-4

L. Abala/Rankin (ASU) def. Lin/Lind (UCLA), 8-6

Bobusic/Ilcinkas (CAL) def. Orletsky/Toporowska (ARIZ), Wo.

Opata/Selaru (WSU) def. Fansler/Smekodub (USC), 3-2 Ret.


Women's Doubles Championship Draw - First Round

Babos/Fodor (CAL) def. Deason/Logar (STAN), 8-1

DeVera/Fink (USC) def. Burduli/Toth (WSU), 8-2

Schnack/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Capannolo/Leitch (ASU), 8-3

Durkin/Nguyen (STAN) def. Mavroleon/Steinberg (ARIZ), 8-5

Lumpkin/Wetmore (UCLA) def. Matias/Nelson (USC), 8-6

Burdette/Yelsey (STAN) def. Ardies/Cor (WASH), 8-5

Henkel/Kusano (CAL) def. Dieskova/Olivos (ORE), 8-4

Joelson/McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Clarke/Pooler (ASU), 8-6


Women's Doubles Invitational Draw - First Round

Moore/Visico (CAL) def. Seremeta/Snodgrass (ORE), 8-4

Lin/Lind (UCLA) def. Cekic/Stefanova (WSU), 8-2

Orletsky/Toporowska (ARIZ) def. Hoz de Vila/Powaska (ORE), 8-2

Bobusic/Ilcinkas (CAL) def. Malovic/Rainey (WASH), 8-5

Opata/Selaru (WSU) def. Duesler/Yang (UCLA), 8-5

Simpson/Wong (WASH), BYE

L. Abdala/Rankin (ASU), BYE

Fansler/Smekodub (USC), BYE


Women's Singles Back Draw

Whitney Deason (STAN) def. Dominika Dieskova (ORE), 2-6, 6-2, (10-8)

Claire Ilcinkas (CAL) def. Aleksandra Malovic (WASH), 6-1, 6-7 (10), (10-8)

Monica Hoz de Vila (ORE) def. Roxanne Clarke (ASU), 6-7 (5), 6-2, (11-9)

Katie Orletsky (ARIZ) def. Allison Rainey (WASH), 6-1, 6-3

Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Becky Duesler (UCLA), 6-2, 6-2

Bianca Selaru (WSU) def. Sarah Yang (UCLA), 2-6, 6-0, (10-3)

Katja Decker-Sandowski (USC) def. Anastesia Opata (WSU), 6-1, 7-5

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