Women's Tennis Performs Well on Friday
Siljestrom and Chemin win two doubles matches to begin tourneySeptember 21, 2007 · MT Media Relations
The Blue Raiders had seven wins in singles play and six in doubles to begin the tournament.
Elvira Yusupova defeated Samford's Katie Weaver 6-1, 7-5 in the round of 16 in A singles.
To begin A singles, junior Marlene Chemin won her match with Seden Sovalp of UAB 6-3, 6-4. In the round of 16, Chemin fell to Eastern Kentucky's Svetlana Pimenova 6-2, 6-4.
Also in A singles, No 1 seed Stephanie Parkison defeated Kelli Miller of Lee 6-4, 6-1.
To begin the B singles, redshirt freshman Shannon Hartmann fell to Kennesaw State's Mercedes Cobos 7-6, 6-0.
Senior Ann-Kristin Siljestrom, who is the No. 1 seed in B singles, defeated Jacksonville State's Eloah Lopes 6-1, 6-0, after receiving a bye to the second round.
Senior Claudia Szabo, seeded third in B singles, received a bye to the round of 16 where she defeated Mallory Waites of North Alabama 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
In doubles, Siljestrom and Chemin, the No. 1 seed in A doubles defeated Ferris and Lombardo of Jacksonville State 8-1. In the quarterfinals, the duo won again taking the match 8-4 over Kennesaw State's Tanaka and Palider.
Also in A doubles, Szabo and Hartmann, the No. 3 seed, won their match over Lipscomb's Jackson and Jann 8-3. Then the pair defeated Cobos and Takara of Kennesaw State's 8-3 in the quarterfinals.
In the B flight of doubles, Parkison and Yusupova defeated Karen Bellman of Mercer and Kate Ksiezopolski of UTC 8-3. Then in the second round, the two won 8-1 over Lee's Kresge and Sherlin.
Herrera and Kommireddi fell to Eastern Kentucky's Euers and Heimeroth 8-2 in the second round of B doubles.
Singles play at the UTC Steve Baras Collegiate Fall Classic will begin at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday morning. Doubles matches will begin at - p.m.
Results from the UTC Steve Baras Collegiate Fall Classic will be available on www.goblueraiders.
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