Women's Tennis played at Kentucky's Fall Invitational
Oct. 12, 2009
The University of Louisville women's tennis completed competition at the highly competitive UK Fall Invitational with six victories in singles and four in doubles.
Cardinal highlights include Stefanie Villajuan's advancement to the semi-finals in the Flight D. She beat Miranda Cameron of East Tennessee 6-2, 6-0 and then beat Megan Gornet of Vanderbilt 6-4, 6-2 but was just edged in three sets 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 by Dina Pavlin of Abilene Christian.
Louise Noe won her first match with Alyze Pagal of Eastern Kentucky 6-0, 6-1 before falling to Michaela Stracar of Penn State 6-3, 6-1 in Flight D.
In Flight A, Jo-Ann Van Aerde won her first match 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-3 over Lauren McCarthy of Penn State but fell 7-5, 6-0 to Jackie Wu of Vanderbilt.
In Flight B, Mandy Brown, beat Kari Wig of Michigan 6-2, 6-4 but then fell to Vanderbilt's Heather Steinbauer 6-1, 7-5.
In Flight C, Ashley Irvin lost her first round to Martina Beckmann of Armstrong Atlantic 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 but was victorious against Sarah Henderson 5-7, 6-1, 10-8. She then slipped by Julia Monigan of Abilene Christian 6-2, 7-5 but fell to UK's Minette Pienaar 6-3, 6-7 (3), 10-6.
In Flight A doubles, Amelia Harris and Jo-Ann Van Aerde fell to Virginia's Tomljanovic/Vaez 8-1 but rallied t obeat Sarah Lotto and Maria Prishlyak 8-4. The pair were then beaten by Manashirova and Steele of Ohio State 8-2.
Mandy Brown and Sarah Miller lost their first match to Lilley/Pienaar of UK in a tiebreaker 9-8 (4) but then beat EKU's Faure/Mhirit 8-2. The pair were finally eliminated 8-4 by Haviland/Hubbs of Ohio State in Flight A.
In Flight B, Ashley Irvin and Kaysara Mandry won their first match over Hamel/Pagal (EKU) 8-2 but fell to Vanderbilt's Blatt/Ulery 8-4. In the same flight, Louise Noe and Stefanie Villajuan fell to Allin/McCarthy of UI but beat Blanks/Fuccillo of Virgina 8-2 and then Abilene Christian's Pavlin/Walker 8-4 before falling to Henderson/Stracar of Penn State in a tightly contested 9-8 (6) match.