Sun Devils Solid on the Road in Texas, Michigan
TEMPE -- On the road for a second consecutive weekend, the Sun Devils women's tennis program was spread out across the country, with two athletes competing in Texas and others playing in Michigan.
Giulia Morlet compiled a strong showing at this week's ITF W15 in Lubbock, Texas, winning her first two matches before falling in the quarterfinals round on Friday. The sophomore from Paris, France, Morlet is competing in the first fall season of her Sun Devil career -- and proving she can hang with some of college tennis' finest in Lubbock.
Patricija Spaka was the other Sun Devil to join Morlet in the tournament, but lost in her opening match to Baylor's Anita Sahdiieva, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6. Spaka displayed impressive fight against Sahdiieva, a former 18U Juniors National Champion out of Ukraine, who ended up reaching the quarterfinals.
Up in Ann Arbor, several Sun Devils competed in the seven-team Wolverine Invitational hosted by the University of Michigan.
The doubles tandem of Domenika Turkovic and Cali Jankowski split their first two matches on Friday, winning the latter, 6-2, against South Carolina's Ana Cruz and Misa Malkin.
Turkovic and Jankowski each won their respective singles match on Friday afternoon, as well. Marianna Argyrokastriti dropped her opening match of singles play, 6-7, 6-1, 4-6.
The Sun Devils were practically flawless on Saturday. It began with Jankowski, who was rock-solid in two singles matches. She squeezed past Ohio State's Lucia Marzal in straight sets, 7-6, 6-4, in her first match and bested Cruz again, 6-3, 6-3 for a perfect 3-0 mark in singles play this weekend.
Turkovic and Argyrokastriti won their respective singles matches on Saturday afternoon, as well, giving the Sun Devils a clean sweep for the day.
Including singles and doubles play, Turkovic is 3-1 on the weekend, and Argyrokastriti is 1-1 in singles.
The final day of the Wolverine Invitational will begin Sunday with doubles play starting at 7:00 a.m. AZT and singles resuming after the conclusion of doubles.