Women’s Doubles Claim Titles at St. Mary’s
The duos of Angela Chen/Brianna Kemp and Julija Lukac/Andjela Nemcevic claimed doubles titles over the weekend.
MORAGA, Calif. - In their second tournament of the 2013-14 season, the University of Washington Women’s Tennis team came home with two doubles victories while winning 21 matches overall during the three-day event hosted by St. Mary’s.
Julija Lukac and Andjela Nemcevic claimed the white division title after breezing by Cal Poly’s Bryn Bacharach and Jennifer Cornea 8-4 in the round of 16 before taking down UC-Davis’ Freddie Sleiffer and Tiffany Pham 8-5 in the quarterfinals. Semifinal action saw the Husky duo defeat Anne Susdorf and Anneka Watts of Fresno State 8-3 to lead to a final match with UC-Davis’ Megan Heneghan and Melsa Kobayakawa where Lukak and Nemcevic came out on top with an 8-2 victory.
Joining Lukac and Nemcevic with a doubles title on Sunday was Angela Chen and Brianna Kemp, who had the top seed in the main draw of the blue division and advanced past Kathryn Webb and Mika Padmanaban of Cal Poly in their first match 8-3. They followed up that performance by taking down Kammy Kecki and Samantha Martino (UC-Davis) in the semifinals, 8-4, before defeating Gonzaga’s Isabel Klingert and Katie Edwards, 8-6 for the title.
In the singles matches, Natalie Allen and Angela Chen both advanced to the blue division finals facing each other on Tuesday in Seattle. Allen had a bye in the round of 32 before rallying to defeat Fresno State’s Claire Yang 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. In the quarterfinals she faced Pacific’s Christiana Ferrari and came out victorious 7-5, 6-1. She breezed through the semifinals with a 6-1,6-4 win over San Francisco’s Brooke Irish to set up the final match with her teammate.
Chen’s route to the finals was fairly easy as she defeated Portland’s Marina Remiers (6-1; 6-1), Cal Poly’s Chanel Scudiero (6-2; 6-1) and Cal-Poly’s Sayaka Tsugai (6-2; 6-1) to get to the semifinal match against Gonzaga’s Isabel Klingert. The semifinal match was a battle as Chen claimed the first set 7-6 (5), then lost the second 1-6 before rallying for the win with a 6-2 win in the third.
Up next for the Huskies is the NW Regionals held on the campus of Stanford University, Oct. 18-22.
ITA Blue DoublesFinalsAngela Chen/Brianna Kemp d. Isabel Klingert/Katie Edwards (Gonzaga) 8-6
SemifinalsAngela Chen/Brianna Kemp d. Kammy Kecki/Samantha Martino (UC-Davis) 8-4
QuarterfinalsAngela Chen/ Brianna Kemp d. Kathryn Webb/Mika Padmanaban (Cal Poly) 8-3Isabel Klingert/Katie Edwards (Gonzaga) d. Natalie Allen/Sarah Steele 8-4
ITA Blue Doubles Consolation RoundFinalsNatalie Allen/Sarah Steele d. Andie Mouzes/Emily McColl (Sacramento State) Wo (em)
SemifinalsNatalie Allen/Sarah Steele d. Claire Meunier/Claire Jaramshian (UC-Davis) 8-1
ITA Blue Singles -- Finals to be played in Seattle on TuesdaySemifinalsNatalie Allen d. Brooke Irish (San Francisco) 6-1,6-4Angela Chen d. Isabel Klingert (Gonzaga)
QuarterfinalsNatalie Allen d. Christiana Ferrari (Pacific), 7-5; 6-1Angela Chen d. Sayaka Tsugai (Cal Poly), 6-2, 6-1
Round of 16Natalie Allen d. Claire Yang (Fresno State), 2-6; 6-1; 6-2Angela Chen d. Chanel Scudiero (Cal Poly), 6-2; 6-1Isabel Klingert (Gonzaga) d. Sarah Steele, 6-0; 6-2Brooke Irish (San Francisco) d. Brianna Kemp, 6-2; 6-1
Round of 32Angela Chen d. Mariana Reimers (Portland), 6-1;6-1Brianna Kemp d. Claire Jaramshian (UC-Davis), 4-6; 6-2; 6-1
ITA Blue Singles Consolation Second RoundKammy Kecki (UC-Davis) d. Sarah Steele, 6-3; 6-2
ITA White DoublesFinalsAndjela Nemcevic/Julija Lukac vs. Megan Heneghan/Melsa Kobayakawa (UC-Davis), 8-2
SemifinalsAndjela Nemcevic/Julija Lukac d. Anne Susdorf/Anneka Watts (Fresno State) 8-3Megan Heneghan/Melsa Kobayakawa (UC-Davis) d. Grace Ysidora/Natali Coronel - withdrawal
QuarterfinalsAndjela Nemcevic/Julija Lukac d. Freddie Sleiffer/Tiffany Pham (UC-Davis) 8-5Grace Ysidora/Natali Coronel d. Ane McPike/Emily GIbbens (Cal Poly) 8-2
Round of 16Andjela Nemcevic/Julija Lukac d. Bryn Bacharach/Jennifer Cornea (Cal Poly) 8-4Grace Ysidora/Natali Coronel d. Christiana Ferrari/Iveta Masarova (Pacific) 8-2
ITA White SinglesQuarterfinalsThyra Taune (San Francisco) d. Riko Shimizu, 6-2;6-1
Round of 16Riko Shimizu d. (1) Katie Edwards (Gonzaga), 7-6 (8); 6-4Hana Ritterova (Pacific) d. Julija Lukak, 6-2; 6-4Katherina Knoebl (Sacremento State) d. Natalie Coronel, 6-3; 6-4
Round of 32Riko Shimizu d. Tiffany Pham (UC-Davis) 6-3;6-0Julija Lukac d. SAC Alina Soltanici 6-7(3);6-4;6-4Natali Coronel d. Freddie Sleiffer (UC-Davis) 6-0;6-3
ITA Red DoublesQuarterfinalsAndrea Ka/Thyra Taune (San Francisco) d. Elianne Douglas-Miron/Riko Shimizu 8-7 (3)
Round of 16Elianne Douglas-Miron/Riko Shimizu d. Cristina Saenz de Buruaga Ruiz/ Hana Ritterova (Pacific) 8-3
ITA Red SinglesRound of 16Maja Mladenovic (Portland) d. Elianne Douglas-Miron, 7-6 (7); 6-2
Round of 32Catherine Leduc (St. Mary’s) d. Grace Ysidora, 5-7; 7-5; 6-2Elianne Douglas-Miron d. Iveta Masarova (Pacific), 6-0; 6-2