HONOLULU, HAWAII – Arizona women’s tennis completed the first round of the Weinman Invitational at the University of Hawaii Tennis Complex on Friday afternoon.
Four Arizona players picked up wins in singles play, advancing to the next round. In doubles, two Arizona pairs earned wins to advance as well.
“Today was a bit of a roller coaster in some matches,” Arizona head coach Vicky Maes said. “I certainly feel that we have a grasp of the game. I just think we need to be better at executing on big points and pay attention to details.”
The Weinman Invitational kicked-off with doubles play. Seniors Akilah James and Lacey Smyth defeated UC Irvine’s Kat and Ali Facey, 8-4. Junior Laura Oldham and sophomore Inge Hendrikx edged past Hawaii’s Sarah Gealer and Kelsey Daguio, 8-7.
In singles, Smyth shut out UC Irivine's Marivick Mamiit, 6-0, 6-0, to give the Wildcats a singles win. Junior Susan Mc Rann won the first two sets, 6-4, 7-6, over UC Irvine’s Brooke Schweyer to join Smyth in the next round. Senior Akilah James won her match over UC Irvine’s Franziska Goettsching in two sets, 6-3, 6-2. Freshman Lauren Marker added another singles win for the Wildcats as she took the first two sets over Hawaii's Xenia Suworowa, 6-3, 6-1.
“I know we are capable of much better tennis,” Maes said. “I hope we can be more ourselves tomorrow.”
The Weinman Invitational will continue tomorrow with matches set to be played all day.
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James/Smyth (UA) def. Facey/Facey (UCI), 8-4
Goettsching/Schweyer (UCI) def. Stubbe/Marker (UA), 8-7
Kostalova/Faltusz (UH) def. Mc Rann Cassity (UA), 8-3
Oldham/Hendrikx (UA) def. Gealer Daguio (UH), 8-7
Susan Mc Rann (UA) def. Brooke Schweyer (UCI), 6-4, 7-6
Sarah Gong (UCI) def. Laura Oldham (UA) 6-4, 6-1
Lacey Smyth (UA) def. Marivick Mamiit (UCI) 6-0, 6-0
Akilah James (UA) def. Franziska Goettsching (UCI), 6-3, 6-2
Martin Kostalova (UH) def. Inge Hendrikx (UA), 6-1, 6-1
Lauren Marker (UA) def. Xenia Suworowa (UH), 6-3, 6-1
Rebecca Faltusz (UH) def. Carly Cassity (UA), 6-3, 7-6