Siljestrom-Chemin End Tourney Undefeated

Blue Raider duo only undefeated tandem in doubles among 17 teams

October 22, 2006 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee's Ann-Kristin Siljestrom and Marlene Chemin won their fourth doubles match in three days, becoming the only duo to remain undefeated, at the June Stewart Invitational Sunday in Nashville, Tenn.

Of 17 doubles tandems in the tournament, Siljestrom-Chemin was the only ones to go 4-0 in the round-robin format. On Sunday the Middle Tennessee duo defeated Louisville's Jo Ann Van aard and Maria Klokotsky, 8-4.

In other doubles action, Arizona State's Rebecca Rankin and Nadia Abdula won 8-5 over Blue Raiders Hala Sufi and Claudia Szabo, and Louisville's Natalia Baez and Bianca Gorbea defeated Elvira Yusupova and Stephanie Parkison, 8-3.

In singles the Blue Raiders were winless, taking seven defeats in straight sets.

Baez defeated Pooja Kommireddi, 6-3, 7-5, while Gorbea won 6-1, 6-2, over Chemin. Nadia Abdula was a 6-3, 6-2, winner against Siljestrom, and Vanderbilt's 89th-ranked Amanda Taylor defeated Sufi, 6-3, 6-3.

Florida International's Maria Pazo won 6-0, 6-0, over Szabo, while Florida International's Priscilla Castillo was a 6-1, 6-0, winner against Parkison. Murray State's Rachael Lask defeated Yusupova, 6-1, 6-4.

The tournament was the final event for the women's team this fall. Full results may be found at vucommodores.com.


Natalia Baez (UL) def. Pooja Kommireddi (MT), 6-3, 7-5
Bianca Gorbea (UL) def. Marlene Chemin (MT), 6-1, 6-2
Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Ann-Kristin Siljestrom (MT), 6-3, 6-2
(89) Amanda Taylor (VU) def. Hala Sufi (MT), 6-3, 6-3
Maria Pazo (FIU) def. Claudia Szabo (MT), 6-0, 6-0
Priscilla Castillo (FIU) def. Stephanie Parkinson (MT), 6-1, 6-0
Rachael Lask (MS) def. Elvira Yusopova (MT), 6-1, 6-4

Rebecca Rankin-Nadia Abadla (Arizona State) d. Hala Sufi-Claudia Szabo (MT), 8-5
Ann-Kristin Siljestrom-Marlene Chemin (MT) d. Maria Klokotsky-Jo Ann Van aard (Louisville), 8-4
Natalia Baez-Bianca Gorbea (Louisville) d. Elvira Yusopova-Stephanie Parkinson (MT), 8-3

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