Abdala And Megale Advance To The Gold Doubles Final At Cal/Nike Invitational

Sept. 29, 2007

BERKELEY, Calif. - Day Two of the Cal/Nike Invitational rolled on Saturday at the Hellman Tennis Courts which saw the Sun Devils dominate in doubles action as two Devils advance to the finals of the ITA Gold and Blue Doubles brackets. Laila Abdala and Lauren Megale beat NU's Samantha Murray and Suzie Matzenauer in a hard-earned 9-8(5) victory. Abdala and Megale will take on Northwestern's Samantha Murray and Susie Matzenauer in tomorrow morning's final.

In the Blue Doubles bracket, Kelcy McKenna and Nadia Abdala beat SC's Carmen Pham and Lindsay McBride 8-4 in the semifinals. The Sun Devils will face NU's Maria Mosolova and Nazlie Ghazal tomorrow.

Jessica Leitch and Micaela Hein also advanced to the finals of their doubles bracket as they beat Saint Mary's Jessica Hoath and Marah Calvo 8-6 in the consolation semifinals.

In other action, Megale also grabbed a singles win as she downed SC's Ashley Pane in an easy 6-0, 6-2 win, as fellow freshman Micaela Hein also won in straight sets as she beat SC's Carmen Pham 6-3, 6-1. Teammates Kelcy McKenna, Nadia Abdala and Jessica Leitch also brought in singles wins in the Round Robin bracket.

The Cal/Nike Invitational will conclude play tomorrow in Berkeley, with the Sun Devils battling for three doubles titles. Play begins with the doubles finals at 8:30 a.m. followed with the finals of the singles brackets.

Results From Day Two of the Cal/Nike Invitational:

Blue ITA Singles Consolations -- Consolation Quarterfinals
ASU Lauren Megale[8] d. SC Ashley Pane  6-0;6-2
ASU Micaela Hein d. SC Carmen Pham  6-3;6-1

 

  Gold ITA  Doubles -- Quarterfinals
ASU Laila Abdala - ASU Lauren Megale d. CAL Rachael Dillon[1] - CAL Suzi Babos[1]  9-7

 

 Gold ITA  Doubles -- Semifinals
ASU Laila Abdala - ASU Lauren Megale d. NU Samantha Murray - NU Susie Matzenauer  9-8(5)

 

Gold ITA  Doubles Consolations -- Consolation Quarterfinals
ASU Jessica Leitch - ASU Micaela Hein d. LBS Jessica Weeks - LBS Steph Bengson  9-7

 

  Gold ITA  Doubles Consolations -- Consolation Semifinals
ASU Jessica Leitch - ASU Micaela Hein d. SM Jessica Hoath - SM Marah Calvo  8-6

 

  Gold ITA Singles Consolations -- Consolation Quarterfinals
ASU Laila Abdala d. SC Lindsay McBride  6-4;6-4

 

 Blue ITA Doubles -- Quarterfinals
ASU Kelcy McKenna[1] - ASU Nadia Abdala[1] d. LBS DeborahArmstrong - LBS Hannah Grady  8-6

 

 Blue ITA Doubles -- Semifinals
ASU Kelcy McKenna[1] - ASU Nadia Abdala[1] d. SC Carmen Pham - SC Lindsay McBride  8-4

 

 White ITA Singles Consolations -- Consolation Semifinals
ASU Amanda Martin d. USF Nisha Dixit  6-2;6-1

Saturday ITA Singles RR -- Round Robin 1
ASU Kelcy McKenna d. LBS Steph Bengson  6-3;6-2
FS Danon Beatty d. ASU Wendy Pilecka  6-0;6-3
ASU Nadia Abdala d. PAC Olga Gumenyuk  6-0  Ret (inj)
ASU Jessica Leitch d. PAC Sasha Fisher  6-2;6-1

 

 

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