Jessica Leitch Advances to Finals of the Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships
Jan. 12, 2008
LAS VEGAS - Senior Jessica Leitch of the No. 19 Arizona State women's tennis team went undefeated Saturday to place herself in the finals of flight two singles in the Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships. She will face Florida's Lolita Frangulyan in the final day of action.
Leitch defeated UNLV's Anna Maskaljun, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, in the quarterfinals and then went on to top fellow Sun Devil Ashlee Brown, 6-1, 6-3, in the semifinals.
Also competing in the flight two singles quarterfinals were Brown, who defeated Siobhan Cavan of Oregon by default, and freshman Lauren Megale, who picked up a win against Jennifer Yen of Stanford, 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8).
Sophomore Amanda Martin competed in the consolation round Saturday. First, she defeated Stephanie Macfarlane of Oregon by default, and then went on to upend UCLA's Stephanie Wetmore, 7-6, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6).
In the quarterfinals of the flight one singles consolation round, freshman Kelcy McKenna defeated teammate Laila Abdala by default and then went on to defeat UCLA's Alex McGoodwin, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8), in the semifinals.
In added singles matches, Brown was victorious versus Oregon's Carmen Serementa, 6-1, 6-1, but (8) Nadia Abdala came up short against Krisit Miller of No. 1 Georgia Tech, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.
In flight one doubles, ASU's combination of Wendy Pilecka/McKenna was victorious over Oregon's Ana Cecelia Olivos/Carmen Serementa, 8-2, and move on to face the UCLA duo of Elizabeth Lumpkin and Stephanie Wetmore on Sunday.
Brown/Megale tabbed a win for ASU in flight two doubles as they defeated Nikol Dimitrova/Adrienn Hidvegi of UNLV, 8-1.
The final day of the sixth annual Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships will start with doubles at 10 a.m. PST followed by singles at noon PST Sunday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas.
Day Two Sun Devil Results
Flight One Consolation Singles
Kelcy McKenna (ASU) def. Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Flight Two Singles
Added Singles Matches:
Kristi Miller (GT) def. (8) Nadia Abdala (ASU) 6-3, 6-7, 6-3
Ashlee Brown (ASU) def. Carmen Serementa (UO) 6-1, 6-1
Flight One Doubles
Williams/Maskaljun (UNLV) def. (1) L. Abdala/N. Abdala (ASU) by defaut
Pilecka/McKenna (ASU) def. Ana Cecelia Olivos/Serementa (UO) 8-2
Flight Two Doubles
Brown/Megale (ASU) def. Dimitrova/Hidvegi (UNLV) 8-1