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Wildcats Put Up Strong Performances on Day One

Sep 30, 2021

WACO, Texas - In their first tournament as Wildcats, three newcomers made their mark on the opening day of the Baylor invite. The Wildcats wrapped up the first day with four singles wins and a doubles win, with three singles games being won by newcomers.

Freshman Mary Grace Armistead had an impressive debut with a straight-set victory over Texas A&M's Kayal Gownder before picking up a doubles win with partner Kirsten Prelle over a pair from Baylor. Prelle also came away with a dominant straight set victory against Baylor's Olivia Malm.

Graduate transfer Salma Ziouti fought in a tough three-set match that all ended with tiebreakers before coming out with a victory in her first singles match as a Wildcat. Freshman Belen Nevenhoven added the final singles win to the total with a swift straight set victory.

The Wildcats will kick off the second day at 7 a.m. MST with doubles before moving into singles.


Krywoj/Harvison (BAY) def. Fry/Ziouti (ARIZ) 6-2
Baranano/Malm (BAY) def. Meraz/Iglupas (ARIZ) 7-6 (7-3)
Prelle/Armistead (ARIZ) def. Thompson/Zamburek (BAY) 6-1
McBryde/Di Laura (TA&M) def. Prelle/Fry (ARIZ) 6-4
Pittman/Mireles (TA&M) def. Nevenhoven/Ziouti (ARIZ) 6-2
Robbins/Gownder (TA&M) def. Iglupas/Armistead (ARIZ) 6-2

Renee McBryde (TA&M) def. Khim Iglupas (ARIZ) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8
Jeanette Mireles (TA&M) def. Parker Fry (ARIZ) 6-2, 6-3
Salma Ziouti (ARIZ) def. Ellie Pittman (TA&M) 7-5, 5-7, 10-8
Isa Di Laura (TA&M) def. Kayla Meraz (ARIZ) 7-6, 4-6, 10-3
Mary Grace Armistead (ARIZ) def. Kayal Gownder (TA&M) 7-6, 7-5
Belen Nevenhoven (ARIZ) def. Elise Robbins (TA&M) 7-5, 6-3
Kirsten Prelle (ARIZ) def. Olivia Malm (BAY) 6-1, 6-4