Lady Raiders Fall at MT Women's Fall Invitational

October 13, 2001 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - With some unexpected dry weather, two rounds of singles and doubles action took place during the second day of the MT Women's Fall Invitational at the Buck Bouldin Tennis Center and the Racquet Club, with the host Lady Raiders finding early success but falling later in the day.

MT's Emily Vest teamed with Tanja Buchheim to defeat the duo of Jessie Mills and Jenica Proctor of Austin Peay, 8-2, Saturday morning in Flight C doubles action. Lady Raiders' Michaela Gridling and Verena Preiss were defeated 4-8 by Robin Rae Gorman and Vanessa Gomez in Flight B doubles play.

In singles action, Vest, Buchheim and Preiss all won their opening matches of the day. Vest defeated Donna Altenburger of Appalachian State, 6-1, 6-0 in Flight C. Buchheim won her second match of the tourney with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Sumitra Rao of Memphis in Flight B, and Preiss took care of Jacksonville State's Sophie DeSmet, 6-2, 6-4.

Lady Raider Stacy Varnell dropped her opening matchup of the tourney Saturday morning, dropping a 1-6, 4-6 decision to Monica Gonzalez-Gordo of Memphis.

But all three singles winners Saturday dropped their second match of the day in quarterfinal play, with Preiss going down, 3-6, 2-6 to Tennessee Tech's Lupita Hernandez. Hernandez will face Sabrina Lindeman of Memphis in one Flight semifinal Sunday after Lindeman defeated Melissa Spencer of Murray State, 6-3, 7-5. UAB's Monika Schmid, a 6-4, 6-4 winner over Ana Marie Cibils of Tennessee Tech, also earned a semifinal berth in Flight A.

In Flight B play, MT's Tanja Buchheim lost 6-1, 6-7 (4), 9-11 to UAB's Natascha Immele. Immele will face Tennessee Tech's Anita Obando in one semifinal after Obando defeated Maria Soerenson of Memphis, 3-6, 6-3, 11-9. Femke deBoer reached the semis in Flight B with a victory over Tennessee Tech's Luciana Tamburini, 6-2, 6-3.

Vest fell 4-6, 1-6 to Rebecca Manta Mitchell of Jacksonville State in the quarterfinals of Flight C. Mitchell faces Maja Russinova of Tennessee Tech on Sunday after Russinova defeated Susan Kelley of Ball State, 6-4, 6-2. Mississippi State's Yumi Ueda was victorious against Chattanooga's Saskia van Velze, 7-6 (1), 6-2, to earn a semifinal pairing against Karine Etienne of Georgia State. Etienne defeated Annette Steen of Murray State, 6-0, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.

Semifinal action in Flight D saw Nadia Dellariciprete of UAB roll into the finals with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Chattanooga's Lauren Snipes. Dellariciprete's opponent will be Tennessee Tech's Karmelina Rivera, who defeated Belmont's Kristina Mukhisyan, 6-1, 6-1 in the other semifinal.

Semifinal doubles action was due to begin around 6 p.m. at the Racquet Club, as another rain shower threatened the Murfreesboro area.

Complete results of the tourney, as well as updated brackets, can be accessed at GoBlueRaiders.com. The tournament concludes Sunday with finals action in all flights Sunday afternoon.



Flight A

Round of 32

Klara Miklikdva, GSU def. Tammy Beaulieu, APP 6-2, 6-4

Sophie DeSmet, JSU def. Alba Garcia, BU 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-6

Charlotte Goude, UTC def. Judy Liwanpo, APSU 6-3, 7-5

Melissa Roach, BSU def. Carien Venter, MT 6-1, 6-3

Monica Gonzalez-Gordo, UM def. Laura DeHaan, BU 6-0, 6-1

Sally Pearson, JSU def. Mojca Pavlinic, GSU 6-2, 7-6 (6)

Maria Alonte, MUR def. Abigail Hodge, BSU 6-1, 6-4

Flight B

Elena Berger, APP def. Zarinah Brown, APSU 6-1, 6-3

Justyna Switala, MSU def. Carrie Osborne, BU 6-1, 6-1

Maria Soerenson, GSU def. Jenny Batty, BSU 4-6, 6-4, 11-9

Robin Rae Gorman, JSU def. Mariana Torres, UL 7-6 (6), 6-1

Sumitra Rao, UM def. Jennifer Ward, UM 6-2, 6-0

Tanja Buchheim, MT def. Bethany Everett, UTC 7-5, 7-5

Annika Westberg, UM def. Paige Eber, UL 6-0, 6-2

Jaclyn Leeper, MUR def. Starr Steffner, BU 6-0, 6-2

Elaine Fagan, MSU def. Michaela Gridling, MT 6-1, 1-6, 10-6

Stephanie Miles, UTC def. Cheryl Graham, MUR 6-2, 7-6 (1)

Luciana Tamburini, TTU def. Vanessa Gomez, JSU 6-2, 6-3

Flight C

Rebecca Manta Mitchell, GSU def. Laura Hughes, UM 6-4, 6-1

Donna Altenburger, APP def. Katie Kelsey, BU 7-5, 6-1

Maja Russinova, TTU def. Jessie Mills, APSU 6-1, 6-1

Yumi Ueda, MSU def. Sjouke Liem, UAB 3-6, 6-2, 10-2

Saskia van Velze, UTC def. Jenica Proctor, APSU 6-1, 6-0

Annette Steen, MUR def. Heather Miller, JSU 6-2, 5-7, 10-7

Karine Etienne, GSU def. Kara Sullivan, BSU 6-1, 6-4

Flight D

Round of 16

Lauren Snipes, UTC def. Alyce Zollman, BSU 5-7, 6-2, 11-9

Nadia Dellariciprete, UAB def. Kelli Bridges, APSU 6-0, 6-0

Karmelina Rivera, TTU def. Laura Henry, UTC 6-3, 6-2


Round of 16

Flight A

Switala/Fagan, MSU def. Spencer/Glass, MUR 9-7

van Velze/Everett, UTC def. Beaulieu/Finkowska, APP 8-5

Lindeman/Gonzalez-Gordo, UM def. DeHaan/Steffner, BU 8-1

Liwanpo/Brown, APSU def. Venter/Varnell, MT 8-6

Pearson/DeSmet, JSU def. Roach/Hodge, BSU 8-5

Flight B

Gomez/Gorman, JSU def. Graham/Ward, MUR 8-5

Westberg/Rao, UM def. Kelley/Sullivan, BSU 8-6

Krsikara/Soerenson, GSU def. Batty/Zollman, BSU 8-3

Torres/Eber, UL def. Baca/Miller, JSU 8-3

Goude/Henry, UTC def. Garcia/Freese, BU 9-8 (2)

Flight C

Mills/Proctor, APSU def. Kelsey/Osborne, BU 8-0

Etienne/Mitchell, GSU def. Miles/Wooten, UTC 8-5

San Martin/Kiehna, UL def. Gordon/Leathers, JSU 8-4

Alonte/Steen, MUR def. Aid/Mukhisyan, BU 8-0



Flight A

Round of 16

Lupita Hernandez, TTU def. Klara Miklikdva, GSU 6-2, 6-0

Verena Preiss, MT def. Sophie DeSmet, JSU 6-2, 6-4

Sabrina Lindeman, UM def. Charlotte Goude, UTC 6-4, 6-3

Melissa Spencer, MUR def. Melissa Roach, BSU 6-4, 7-6 (5)

Monica Gonzalez-Gordo, UM def. Stacy Varnell, MT 6-1, 6-4

Sally Pearson, JSU def. Korrin Scott, VU 4-6, 6-4, 10-8

Ana Marie Cibils, TTU def. Kasia Finkowska, APP 6-0, 7-6 (5)

Monika Schmid, UAB def. Abigail Hodge, BSU 6-4, 7-5


Lupita Hernandez, TTU def. Verena Preiss, MT 6-3, 6-2

Sabrina Lindeman, UM def. Melissa Spencer, MUR 6-3, 7-5

Monika Schmid, UAB def. Ana Marie Cibils, TTU 6-4, 6-4

Flight B

Anita Obando, TTU def. Elena Berger, APP 3-6, 6-3, 10-6

Maria Soerenson, GSU def. Justyna Switala, MSU 6-4, 6-2

Natasche Immele, UAB def. Robin Rae Gorman, JSU 6-3, 6-2

Tanja Buchheim, MT def. Sumitra Rao, UM 6-2, 6-4

Annika Westberg, UM def. Jaclyn Leeper, MUR 6-4, 7-5

Jovana Krsikara, GSU def. Elaine Fagan, MSU 6-1, 6-2

Luciana Tamburini, TTU def. Stephanie Miles, UTC 6-0, 6-0

Femke deBoer, UAB def. Jennifer Fayad, APP 6-2, 6-2


Anita Obando, TTU def. Maria Soerenson, GSU 3-6, 6-3, 11-9

Natasche Immele, UAB def. Tanja Buchheim, MT 1-6, 7-6 (4), 11-9

Femke deBoer, UAB def. Luciana Tamburini, TTU 6-2, 6-3

Flight C

Rebecca Manta Mitchell, GSU def. Gabriela Baca, JSU 6-2, 6-2

Emily Vest, MT def. Donna Altenburger, APP 6-1, 6-0

Susan Kelley, BSU def. Jaclyn Wooten, UTC 6-4, 6-0

Maja Russinova, TTU def. Kelly Kiehna, UL 7-6 (8), 6-1

Yumi Ueda, MSU def. Stephanie Freese, BU 6-0, 6-0

Saskia van Velze, UTC def. Louise Holmvik, TTU 7-6 (3), 6-4

Annette Steen, MUR def. Rebecca Garner, UM 6-4, 6-4

Karine Etienne, GSU def. Melisa San Martin, UL 6-0, 7-5


Rebecca Manta Mitchell, GSU def. Emily Vest, MT 6-4, 6-1

Maja Russinova, TTU def. Susan Kelley, BSU 6-4, 6-2

Yumi Ueda, MSU def. Saskia van Velze, UTC 7-6 (1), 6-2

Karine Etienne, GSU def. Annette Steen, MUR 6-0, 6-2

Flight D


Lauren Snipes, UTC def. Somer Lynn Leathers, JSU 6-2, 6-1

Nadia Dellariciprete, UAB def. Jamie Aid, BU 6-0, 6-0

Karmelina Rivera, TTU def. Leslie Gordon, JSU 6-2, 6-4


Nadia Dellariciprete, UAB def. Lauren Snipes, UTC 6-3, 6-2

Karmelina Rivera, TTU def. Kristina Mukhisyan, BU 6-1, 6-1



Flight A

Schmid/Immele, UAB def. Switala/Fagan, MSU 8-6

Hernandez/Cibils, TTU def. van Velze/Everett, UTC 8-1

Lindeman/Gonzalez-Gordo, UM def. Liwanpo/Brown, APSU 8-2

Pavlinic/Miklikdva, GSU def. Pearson/DeSmet, JSU 8-2

Flight B

Gomez/Gorman, JSU def. Gridling/Preiss, MT 8-4

Rivera/Russinova, TTU def. Westberg/Rao, UM 8-5

Krsikara/Soerenson, GSU def. Torres/Eber,UL 8-0

Obando/Tamburini, TTU def. Goude/Henry, UTC 8-0

Flight C

Vest/Buchheim, MT def. Mills/Proctor, APSU 8-2

San Martin/Kiehna, UL def. Etienne/Mitchell, GSU 8-6

Garner/Hughes, UM def. Fayaf/Berger, APP 8-4

deBoer/Liem, UAB def. Alonte/Steen, MUR 8-3

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