Women's Tennis Off to a Good Start at William and Mary Tournament





Sept. 16, 2005

Williamsburg, Va. - After the first day of the William and Mary Invitational the Thundering Herd tennis team posted several solid results.

"It was a really good first day for us," Marshall head coach John Mercer said. "With as much inexperience and youth that we have, every win is a confidence builder. I think today was really successful as far as that goes."

With five new faces, and three sophomores with only one senior, the Herd is working to familarize itself with each other and gain experience playing matches this fall before it looks to try and make a fifth straight NCAA appearance in the spring.

"All of our players tried hard today and listened very well to what we told them," Mercer said. "This is a really good group of kids and I think we should have a very good team. With the quality of opponents in this tournament, I think this well help our team a lot."

Some of the highlights of the first day included sophomore Jeanne Schwartz win over Princeton's No. 1 player Jessica Siebel. Shannon Brown also downed Penn's Alexis Plukas. Freshman Karolina Soor defeated Klaudyna Kasztelaniec of William and Mary 6-3, 6-1 and freshman teammate Jessica Keener downed Shannon Stough of Virginia 6-2, 6-1. Alizee Paradis also won against Brett Finkelstein of Brown.

Action continues through Sunday, Herdzone.com will post results at the end of each day.

2005 13th Annual W&M Invitational Complete Day One Results

Flight A Singles First Round (16) #22 Marianna Yuferove (VCU), bye Sara Anundsen (UNC) d. Kellie Schmitt (Mar); 6-2, 6-2 #112 Yulia Rivelis (Penn) d. Tory Zawacki (DU); 7-5, ret. Aurelija Miseviciute (Ark) d. Pamela Duran (UR); 6-3, 6-2 Szilvia Szegedi (BC) d. #96 Olga Borisova (VCU); 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 #108 Jenna Long (UNC) d. Kristin Cargill (DU); 6-3, 6-0 Tara Browning (TT) d. Douglas Wink (UVA); 7-5, 6-4 #114 Anat Elazari (VT) d. #46 Megan Muth (W&M); 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Quarterfinals #22 Yuferova (VCU) d. Anundsen (UNC); 7-5, 6-3 Miseviciute (Ark) d. #112 Rivelis (Penn); 6-1, 6-0 #108 Long (UNC) d. Szegedi (BC); 6-1, 6-4 #114 Elazari (VT) d. Browning (TT); 6-2, 6-1

Consolation Duran (UR) d. Zawacki (DU); def. Cargill (DU) d. #96 Borisova (VCU); 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (5) #46 Muth (W&M) d. Wink (UVA); 6-0, 6-3

Flight B Singles First Round (16) Jessi Robinson (Duke), bye Austin Smith (UNC) d. Marianne Baker (MD); 6-4, 6-3 Julia Koulbitskaya (Penn) d. Jeanne Schwartz (Mar); 6-2, 6-2 Beatrice Grasu (UR) d. Jessica Siebel (Prin); 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 Melissa Mang (DU) d. Amanda Saiontz (Brown); 2-2, ret. Dash Cherkasov (BC) d. Kristen James (UVA); 6-2, 7-6 (4) Inga Beerman (VT) d. Samantha van der Grift (TT); 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 Barb Zidek (W&M), bye

Quarterfinals Smith (UNC) d. Robinson (DU), def. Koulbitskaya (Penn) d. Grasu (UR); 7-5, 7-5 Mang (DU) d. Cherkasov (BC); 6-1, 6-3 Beerman (VT) d. Zidek (W&M); 6-4, 6-4

Consolation Schwartz (Mar) d. Siebel (Prin); 6-0, 6-2 K. James (UVA) d. Saiontz (Brown); def

Flight C Singles First Round (16) Charlotte Tansill (UNC) d. Ana Paula Novaes (Win); 6-2, 7-6 (1) Shannon Brown (Mar) d. Alexis Plukas (Penn); 7-5, 6-1 Viktoria Konstantinova (VCU) d. Ashley James (VT); 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-0 Daisy Ames (Brown) d. Lingda Yang (W&M); 7-5, 6-4 Cigden Duru (TT) d. Robin Carter (UR); 6-4, 6-4 Lana Krasnopolsky (BC) d. Veronika Subterova (MD); 7-5, 7-5 Lauren Cash (W&M) d. Meg Fanjoy (UNC); 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 J.J. Larson (VT) d. Lindsey Pereira (UVA); 7-5, 6-4

Quarterfinals Tansill (UNC) d. Brown (Mar); 6-1, 6-1 Konstantinova (VCU) d. Ames (Brown); 6-4, 6-1 Krasnopolsky (BC) d. Duru (TT); 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4 Cash (W&M) d. Larson (VT); 6-1, 6-2

Consolation Plukas (Penn) d. Novaes (Win); 2-6, 6-4, 1-0, ret. James (VT) d. Yang (W&M); 6-2, 6-1 Subterova (MD) d. Carter (UR); 6-3, 6-1 Fanjoy (UNC) d. Pereira (UVA); 6-2, 7-6 (2)

Flight D Singles First Round (16) Neda Mihneva (MD) d. Sarah Svoboda (BC); 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Anita Ivancevic (Brown) d. Anne Sophie Fankum (TT); 6-0, 6-1 Jessica Hubbard (UR) d. Jessica Long (VT); 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 Lori Stern (UVA) d. Vera Petrashevich (VCU); 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-3 Meghan Wolfgram (UR) d. Alexandra Jurewitz (UNC); 6-2, 6-2 Karolina Soor (Marshall) d. Klaudyna Kasztelaniec (W&M); 6-3, 6-1 Alina Sullivan (BC) d. Janet Durham (TT); 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 Rache del Priore (UVA) d. Michelle Mitchell (Penn); 6-0, 6-1

Quarterfinals Ivancevic (Brown) d. Mihneva (MD); 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 Stern (UVA) d. Hubbard (UR); 6-2, 6-1 Wolfgram (UR) d. Soor (Mar); 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 del Priore (UVA) d. Sullivan (BC); 6-0, 7-5

Consolation Fankum (TT) d. Svoboda (BC); 6-1, 6-3 Petrashevich (VCU) d. Long (VT); 6-3, 4-2, ret. Jurewitz (UNC) d. Kasztelaniec (W&M); 7-6 (1), 1-0, ret. Durham (TT) d. Mitchell (Penn); 7-5, 6-1

Flight E Singles First Round (16) Sara Schiffman (Penn) d. Jennifer Dent (MD); 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 Alex de Guzman (W&M) d. Ashley Pariser (Brown); 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 Katja Kovacic (TT) d. Caroline Hammond (UVA); 7-6, 6-4 Ivana King (Prin) d. Bethan James (VT); 6-3, 6-3 Caroline Stanislawski (Penn) d. Jesica Keener (6-4, 6-2 Kara Zeder (Brown) d. Shannon Stough (UVA); 6-2, 6-1 Ashlee Vosters (UR) d. Julia Graca (MD); 6-0, 6-3 Ela Kaluder (Ark) d. Patricia Coimbra (Win); 6-2, 6-1

Quarterfinals de Guzman (W&M) d. Schiffman (Penn); 6-4, 6-3 Kovacic (TT) d. King (Prin); 6-4, 6-4 Stanislawski (Penn) d. Zeder (Brown); 6-3, 6-2 Kaluder (Ark) d. Vosters (UR); 6-2, 6-1

Consolation Dent (MD) d. Pariser (Brown); 6-4, 6-3 Hammond (UVA) d. B. James (VT); 6-0, 6-2 Keener (Mar) d. Stough (UVA); 6-2, 6-1 Coimbra (Win) d. Graca (MD); 6-0, 6-1

Flight F Singles First Round (32) Masha Senic (MD), bye Michelle Paulter (Brown) d. Natalie Kretzer (VT); 6-2, 6-0 Paula Takahasi (Win) d. Erin Hunter (TT); 7-5, 6-4 Lauren Sadaka (Penn) d. Amanda Rales (UVA); 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 Camille Ripert (VCU) d. Brett Finkelstein (Brown); 6-1, 6-2 Juliana Naso (MD) d. Alizee Paradis (Mar); 6-3, 6-4 Lauren Downing (UVA) d. Amanda Avedissian (Penn); def. Xenia Schneider (UR) d. Gia Nafarette (BC); 7-6 (5), 6-4 Emmy Fritz-Krockow (W&M) d. Arabella Martin (Penn); def. Cathy Nimitz (UVA) d. Sara Mansur (Brown); 7-6 (5), 6-3 Holly Asel (Mar) d. Lara Alexander (UVA); 6-0, 6-0 Raluca Ciochina (Penn) d. Alexa Baggio (Brown); 6-3, 6-3 Hampton Williams (UVA) d. Jelena Zivanovic (UR); 6-1, 6-3 Janet Comenos (Penn) d. Brooke Rogers (MD); 6-4, 7-6 (4) Abbey Walker (VT) d. Kelley Kirkpatrick (Brown); 6-2, 6-2 Lekann Wagley (TT), bye

Consolation Kretzer (VT) d. Senic (MD); 7-5, 6-1 Rales (UVA) d. Hunter (TT); 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (5) Paradis (Mar) d. Finkelstein (Brown); 6-3, 6-0 Nafarette (BC) d. Downing (UVA); 6-1, 6-4 Baggio (Brown) d. Alexander (UVA); 6-2, 6-2 Rogers (MD) d. Zivanovic (UR); 6-1, ret.

Flight A Doubles First Round (16) #4 Olga Borisova/Marianna Yuferova (VCU), bye Rachel del Priore/Douglas Wink (UVA) d. Jessi Robinson/Melissa Wang (DU); def. #50 Marianne Baker/Ramona But (MD) d. Robin Carter/Beatrice Grasu (UR); 8-4 #33 Meg Fanjoy/Austin Smith (UNC) d. Michelle Mitchell/Alexis Plukas (Penn); 8-2 #25 Tara Browning/Lekann Wagley (TT) d. Amanda Saiontz/Kara Zeder (Brown); 8-1 Dasha Cherkasov/Alina Sullivan (BC) d. Inga Beerman/J.J. Larson (VT); 8-4 Megan Muth/Barb Zidek (W&M) d. Shannon Brown/Jessica Keener (Mar.); 8-4 #16 Sara Anundsen/Jenna Long (UNC) d. Ela Kaluder/Aurelija Miseviciute (Ark); 8-6

Flight B Doubles First Round (16) Jessica Hubbard/Meghan Wolfgram (UR) d. Kristin Cargill/Tory Zawacki (DU); 9-7 Lauren Cash/Alex de Guzman (W&M) d. Amanda Rales/Stough (UVA); 8-4 Cigdem Duru/Samantha van der Drift (TT) d. Anat Elazari/Jessica Long (VT); 8-2 Viktoria Konstantinova/Vera Petrashevitch (VCU) d. Michelle Pautler/Anita Ivancevic (Brown); 8-2 Kristen James/Lindsey Pereira (UVA) d. Ana Paul Novaes/Paula Takahaski (Win.); 8-3 Julia Koulbitskaya/Yulia Rivelis (Penn) d. Charlotte Tansil/Alexandra Jurewitz (UNC); 8-6 Lana Krasnopolsky/Szilvia Szegedi (BC) d. Alizee Paradis/Jeanne Schwartz (Mar.); 9-7 Julia Garac/Neda Mihneva (MD) d. Jessica Siebel/Ivana King (Prin); 8-4

Flight C Doubles First Round (16) Brooke Rogers/Veronika Subterova (MD) d. Daisy Ames/Brett Finkelstein (Brown); 8-5 Raluca Ciochina/Janet Comeno (Penn) d. Anne Sophie Fankum/Erin Hunter (TT); 9-8 (2) Kellie Schmidt/Karolina Soor (Mar) d. Pamela Duran/Xenia Schneider (UR); 8-2 Lara Alexander/Lori Stern (UVA) d. Ashley James/Abbey Walker (VT); 9-8 (1) Kaludyna Kasztelaniec/Lingda Yang (W&M) d. Kelley Kirkpatrick/Ashley Pariser (Brown); 8-4 Jennifer Dent/Masha Senic (MD) d. Bethan James/Natalie Kretzer (VT); 8-4 Sara Schifmann/Caroline Stanislawski (Penn) d. Gia Nafarette/Sarah Svoboda (BC); 8-4 Caroline Hammond/Hampton Williams (UVA) d. Janet Durham/Katja Kovacic (TT); 8-4

Flight D Doubles (Round Robin) Patricia Coimbro (Win)/Juliano Naso (MD) d. Lauren Downing/Cathy Nimitz (UVA); 8-2 Alexa Baggio/Meredith Woodhouse (Brown) d. Ashlee Vosters/Jelena Zivanovich (UR); 8-2 Alexa Baggio/Meredith Woodhouse (Brown) d. Lauren Downing/Cathy Nimitz (UVA); 8-2 Patricia Coimbro (Win)/Juliano Naso (MD) d. Ashlee Vosters/Jelena Zivanovich (UR); 8-2

Abbreviations Ark - Arkansas BC - Boston College DU - Duke Mar - Marshall MD - Maryland UNC - North Carolina Prin - Princeton UR - Richmond TT - Texas Tech UVA - Virginia VCU - Virginia Commonwealth VT - Virginia Tech W&M - William and Mary Win - Winthrop