Raiders Win Five Doubles Outings at June Stewart Invitational

Chemin earns only singles win of the day

October 21, 2006 · Jo Jo Freeman
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee won five-of-six doubles matches Saturday during the second day of competition at the June Stewart Invitational in Nashville, Tenn.

The Blue Raiders managed just one victory in seven tries in singles on Saturday, but the doubles teams continued their improvement this fall with the five wins.

Hala Sufi and Claudia Szabo won both of their doubles outings, defeating Arizona State's Roxanne Clark and Laila Abdula, 8-4, and Louisville's Lauren Imre and Robyn White, 8-3.

Middle Tennessee's Marlene Chemin and Ann-Kristen Siljestrom were victorious in both of their doubles matches also, picking up 8-6 wins over Arizona State's Nadia Abdula and Sabrina Cappannalo, as well as Louisville's Bianca Gorbea and Natalia Baez.

Blue Raiders Stephanie Parkison and Elvira Yusupova split their doubles outings, defeating Florida International's Maria Pazo and Marijan Cutnik, 8-5, but dropped an 8-3 decision to Louisvill's Maria Klokotsky and Jo Ann Van aard.

In singles Chemin posted the only victory for the squad on Saturday, a 6-3, 6-2, triumph over Arizona State's Amanda Martin.

Sufi lost 1-6, 0-6, to Vanderbilt's Catherine Newman, while Yusupova dropped a 1-6, 0-6, decision to Florida International's Priscilla Castillo. Szabo was a 3-6, 0-6, loser to Florida International's Shilla D'Armas, and Kommireddi lost 1-6, 1-6, to Vanderbilt's Hannah Blatt.

Siljestrom dropped a 4-6, 2-6, decision to Arizona State's 50th-ranked Roxanne Clark, while Parkison was a 1-6, 1-6, loser to Florida International's Pazo.

The tournament concludes Sunday, with singles beginning at 9:30 a.m. and doubles to follow at the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Tennis Center.


Catherine Newman (Vanderbilt) def. Hala Sufi (MT), 6-1, 6-0
Priscilla Castillo (Florida International) def. Elvira Yusupova (MT), 6-1, 6-0
Shilla D'Armas (Florida International) def. Claudia Szabo (MT), 6-3, 6-0
(50) Roxanne Clark (Arizona State) def. Ann-Kristin Siljestrom (MT), 6-4, 6-2
Hannah Blatt (Vanderbilt) def. Pooja Kommireddi (MT), 6-1, 6-1
Marlene Chemin (MT) def. Amanda Martin (Arizona State), 6-3, 6-2
Maria Pazo (Florida International) def. Stephanie Parkison (MT), 6-1, 6-1

Hala Sufi-Claudia Szabo (MT) def. Roxanne Clarke-Laila Abdula (Arizona State), 8-4
Hala Sufi-Claudia Szabo (MT) def. Lauren Imre-Robyn White (Louisville), 8-3
Ann-Kristin Siljestrom-Marlene Chemin (MT) def. Nadia Abdula-Sabrina Cappannalo (Arizona State), 8-6
Ann-Kristin Siljestrom-Marlene Chemin (MT) def. Bianca Gorbea-Natalia Baez (Louisville), 8-6
Stephanie Parkison-Elvira Yusupova (MT) def. Maria Pazo-Marijan Cutnik (Florida International), 8-5
Maria Klokotsky-Jo Ann Van Aard (Louisville) def. Stephanie Parkison-Elvira Yusupova (MT), 8-3

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