Niculescu/Sanchez Edged In Final ITA Doubles Match

Nov. 9, 2008

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. - Playing in the doubles consolation final at the ITA National Indoor Championships, USC pair Gabriela Niculescu / Maria Sanchez were handed a loss to close out competition for the Women of Troy in Charlottesville, Va.

Niculescu/Sanchez were up against Sescioreanu/Vervekova of Auburn-Montgomery in the title match of the doubles consolation bracket today. The Auburn-Montgomery pair was able to capture the consolation crown over the Trojans with a 6-3, 6-2 decision, wrapping up action at the prestigious fall tournament.

Niculescu/Sanchez finish up the fall season with a 8-2 mark as a doubles pair.

While Niculescu and Sanchez were closing down the fall season in Virginia, Cristala Andrews and Lyndsay Kinstler saw action in Arizona at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. Full results for the Women of Troy in Virginia and Arizona are below.

ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships
Charlottesville, Va.

SINGLES
Maria Sanchez
Round of 32 - Nov. 6
def. Delia Sescioreanu (Auburn-Montgomery) - 7-6 (5), 7-5
Round of 16 - Nov. 7
def. Josipa Bek (Clemson) - 6-4, 6-4
Quarterfinals - Nov. 7
lost to Nina Munch-Soegard (TCU) - 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Alison Ramos
Round of 32 - Nov. 6
lost to (6) Fani Chifchieva (Auburn) - 7-6 (5), 6-0
Consolation Round of 16 - Nov. 7
lost to Megan Falcon (LSU) - 6-2, 6-2

DOUBLES
Gabriela Niculescu / Maria Sanchez
Round of 16 - Nov. 6
lost to Grabinski/Marand (UNC) - 8-0
Consolation Quarterfinals - Nov. 7
def. Rales/Yahner (UVA) - 8-3
Consolation Semifinals - Nov. 8
def. Kissell/Vallverdu (Miami) - 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
Consolation Championship - Nov. 9
vs. Sescioreanu/Ververkova (Auburn-Montgomery)

ASU Thunderbird Invitational
Tempe, Ariz.

SINGLES
Cristala Andrews
Round of 32 - Nov. 7
def. Abigail Oliver (FSU) -- 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Round of 16 - Nov. 7
lost to Nina Pantic (UCLA) -- 6-0, 6-4
2nd Round Consolation Bracket - Nov. 8
def. Mahtani (Michigan) -- 6-2, 6-0

Lyndsay Kinstler
Round of 32 - Nov. 7
lost to (1) Chisako Sugiyama (Michigan) -- 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-1
1st Round Consolation Bracket - Nov. 7
lost to Monson (Utah) -- 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Consolation Back Draw - Nov. 8
def. Sulahian (Michigan) -- 6-4, 6-4
Consolation Back Draw - Nov. 9
lost to Seguso (UCLA) -- 6-3, 6-0

DOUBLES
Cristala Andrews / Lyndsay Kinstler
lost to Taney/Muresan (Michigan) -- 8-2
def. Putilina/Monson (Utah) -- 8-2
lost to Pola/Beatty (FSU) -- 8-3

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