Women's Tennis Results from Day One of the Freeman Memorial

Jan. 11, 2008

LAS VEGAS - The no. 19 Arizona State women's tennis team was back in action Friday as they were one of nine top 50 teams to participate in the Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships in Las Vegas.

In the flight one of singles, eighth seeded Nadia Abdala picked up the lone win for ASU against Oregon's Carnaen Seremeta, 6-1, 6-1. Laila Abdala put up a good fight versus fourth seeded Whitney McCray of top ranked Georgia Tech, but was defeated 4-6, 6-0, 6-1. Senior Wendy Pilecka was matched up against second seeded Kristi Miller also from Georgia Tech, but fell 6-2, 6-1. Freshmen Kelcy McKenna and Micaela Hein also fell in the flight one singles.

N. Abdala, a sophomore from San Diego, was the only Sun Devil in the Round of 16. Facing Stanford's Hillary Barle, Abdala came up short, 6-3, 6-1.

The Sun Devils collected two more wins in the consolation round. L. Abdala defeated Elizabeth Lumpkin of UCLA, 6-4, 6-3 and McKenna topped Oregon's Anna Powaska, 6-2, 6-0.

ASU had better luck in the flight two of singles. Ashlee Brown handily defeated Lejla Hodzic of Stanford, 6-1, 6-1. Lauren Megale was also victorious for the Sun Devils as she defeated Stephanie Wetmore of UCLA, 6-1, 6-2. Senior Jessica Leitch drew a bye in the first round.

Flight one of doubles saw top seeded sisters L. Abdala and N. Abdala fall to Oregon's Celine Rolly and Stephanie Macfarlane 8-4. The duo of Pilecka/McKenna was also defeated, 8-6, by Florida's Nastia Revzina/Lolita Frangulyan.

Brown and Megale got win number six on the day in the flight two of doubles. They topped Oregon's Powaska and Siobhan Cavan 8-3.

The Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships continue with day two Saturday at 10 a.m. PST at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the campus of UNLV.

Day One Sun Devil Results:

Flight One Singles
(8) Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Carnaen Seremeta (UO) 6-1, 6-1
(4) Whitney McCray (GT) def. Laila Abdala (ASU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
Whitney Deason (STAN) def. Kelcy McKenna (ASU) 0-6, 6-2, 6-3
Kristina Nedeltchera (UNLV) def. Micaela Hein (ASU) 7-6, 7-5
(2) Kristi Miller (GT) def. Wendy Pilecka (ASU) 6-2, 6-1

Round of 16
Hillary Barle (STAN) def. (8) N. Abdala (ASU) 6-3, 6-1

Consolation Round
Laila Abdala (ASU) def. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) 6-4, 6-3
Kelcy McKenna (ASU) def. Anna Powaska (UO) 6-2, 6-0
Laura Reichart (UNC) def. Micaela Hein (ASU) by default
Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Wendy Pilecka (ASU) 3-6, 7-5

Flight Two Singles
Jessica Leitch (ASU) bye
Ashlee Brown (ASU) def. Lejla Hodzic (STAN) 6-1, 6-1
Lauren Megale (ASU) def. Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) 6-1, 6-2
Nikol Dimitrova (UNLV) def. Amanda Martin (ASU) 6-2, 6-2

Flight One Doubles
Rolly/Macfarlane (UO) def. Abdala/Abdala (ASU) 8-4
Revzina/Frangulyan (UF) def. Pilecka/McKenna (ASU) 8-6

Flight Two Doubles
Brown/Megale (ASU) def. Powaska/Cavan (UO) 8-3

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