Golden Bears Complete Second Day at Thunderbird Invitational
Nov. 7, 2009
TEMPE, Ariz. - California women's tennis sophomore Stephany Chang and freshman Annie Goransson were each eliminated from contention in the quarterfinal round of the 2009 Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Whiteman Tennis Center. Chang fell, 6-4, 6-4, to top-seeded and No. 7-ranked Kelcy McKenna of Arizona State and Goransson went three sets with second-seeded No. 35 Nadia Abdala of Arizona State before she lost, 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Freshman Nelly Radeva advanced to the back-draw final with two wins on the second day. Radeva took out Arizona State's Ashlee Brown after bouncing back from dropping her first set, 7-3 in the tiebreaker. She rebounded to win, 6-1, 6-3, in the second and third sets. Radeva then took out Kara Cecil of Ohio State, 6-3, 6-1. Senior Kasia Siwosz earned a 6-1, 6-2 win over Kari Wig of Michigan in the consolation quarterfinal and will face Whitney Taney of Michigan in a Sunday, Nov. 8, match for the right to take on Radeva in the final.
In other consolation matches, freshman Tayler Davis took out Michelle Brycki of Arizona State, 6-4, 6-7, 7-6, in the Maroon Draw with a 7-4 loss in the second-set tiebreaker and a 7-2 win in the third-set tiebreaker. Sophomore Catalina Visico fell, 6-3, 6-1, to Amanda Martin of Arizona State. In round-robin doubles matches, Radeva and Siwosz teamed up to take out Abdala and Sianna Simmons of Arizona State, 8-6. Davis and Goransson got an 8-2 win over Taylor Fournier and Mimi Nguyen of Michigan; and Chang and Visico fell, 8-1, to Stephanie Jasper and Bianca Jochimsen of Boise State.
2009 Arizona State Thunderbird InvitationalWhiteman Tennis Center | Tempe, Ariz.Saturday, November 7 - Day 2
Singles Consolation Sparky Draw (First Round Elimination) SemifinalNelly Radeva (CAL) def. Kara Cecil (OSU) 6-3, 6-1
Singles Consolation Maroon Draw (Second Round Elimination)Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Michelle Brycki (ASU) 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-6(2)
Singles Consolation Round RobinAmanda Martin (ASU) def. Catalina Visico (CAL) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles Round RobinRadeva/Siwosz (CAL) def. Abdala/Simmons (ASU) 8-6Davis/Goransson (CAL) def. Fournier/Nguyen (MICH) 8-2Jasper/Jochimsen (BSU) def. Chang/Visico (CAL) 8-1
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