Women's Tennis Advances Four Singles and a Doubles Team to the Semifinals of the Pac-10 Championships
April 25, 2008
OJAI, Calif. - Day Two of the 2008 Pac-10 Championships proved to be another successful one for the ASU Women's Tennis Team as they wrapped the day with four advancing to the singles semifinals as well as one doubles duo.
To start off the day, two Sun Devil duos advanced from the round of 16 as Kelcy McKenna and Micaela Hein stepped up to knock off the No. 1 seed in the championship bracket, Tracy Lin and Riza Zalameda 8-5, while Wendy Pilecka and Jessica Leitch topped Oregon's Anna Powaska and Celine Rolly in a sound 8-3 match.
The Leitch/Pilecka duo paired up again in the quarterfinals where they faced Cal's Bojana Bobusic and Cristina Visico, where they dispatched the Bear team in a solid 8-4 to head to the semifinals. They'll face another Cal duo in semifinal action tomorrow as they set to take on Marina Cossou and Claire Ilcinkas tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. PT.
In singles, the Sun Devils dominated again as Nadia Abdala headed into the quarterfinals of the Championship Bracket to face the #3 seed, Cal's Marina Cossou whom Abdala had no problem with, taking a decisive 6-0, 6-2 straight sets win over the Bear to advanced to the semifinals.
In the Invitational Bracket only one of the four still in competition did not advance to the semifinals, which was only duo to Ashlee Brown falling to her teammate Wendy Pilecka, 6-2, 6-4. Micaela Hein came into her match as the #3 seed against the #7 seed Bianca Selaru of Washington State, who Hein breezed by with a 6-1, 6-0 win.
Lauren Megale wrapped the last match of the day as she entered her quarterfinals match against the #6 seed, Cristala Andrews, who took the first set 6-3 before Megale stormed back to take the second 6-2 before battling it out to take the final set 7-5.
The 108th annual Pac-10 Championship rolls on tomorrow with singles semifinals action starting at 11:00 a.m. followed with the doubles semifinals in the afternoon.
Results from Day Two of the 2008 Pac-10 Tournament
Singles Championship Draw - Quarterfinals:
(7) Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. (3) Marina Cossou (Cal) - 6-0, 6-2
Singles Invitational Draw - Quarterfinals:
(3) Micaela Hein (ASU) def. (7) Bianca Selaru (WSU) - 6-1, 6-0
(2) Lauren Megale (ASU) def. (6) Cristala Andrews (USC) - 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
Doubles Championship Draw - Round of 16:
Hein/McKenna (ASU) def. (1) Lin/Zalameda (UCLA) - 8-5
Leitch/Pilecka (ASU) def. Powaska/Rolly (Ore) - 8-3
Deason/Nguyen (Stan) def. L. Abdala/N. Abdala (ASU) 8-3
Doubles Invitational Draw - Round of 16
Cekic/Stefanova (WSU) def. Brown/Megale (ASU) - 8-4
Doubles Championship Draw - Quarterfinals:
Cossou/Ilcinkas (Cal) def. Hein/McKenna (ASU) - 9-7
Leitch/Pilecka (ASU) def. Bobusic/Visico (Cal) - 8-4