Russo Leads Lady Tigers in First Day of Singles
Oct. 6, 2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Sophomore Flavia Russo advanced to a Saturday third place match when she opened her singles slate with a 3-6, 6-3, 10-4 come-from-behind win over Air Force's Jennifer Walters, Friday. Russo then fell to Wyoming's Jamie Nelson, 6-2, 6-3, but will face Colorado's Alli Quinn at noon, Saturday in the third place match.
Freshman Amanda Brown will play in the fifth place match on Sunday. Brown lost her first match after splitting the first two sets, 6-1, 3-6, but then fell 10-7 in the super tiebreak to advance to a consolation match against Air Force's India Overbey. Brown recovered from her first set loss to sweep Overbey in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0, and will face Northern Arizona's Stephanie Randall at noon on Saturday.
Also playing in a fifth place match will be fellow freshman Dara Toulch. Toulch fell to Colorado's Kirsten Stople, 6-2, 6-0 in her first singles match of the day, but bounced back with a 7-5, 4-6, 12-10 thriller to earn a spot in a fifth-place match against Cornell's Catherine Duboc, which will be played at 1:30, Saturday.
Three other Lady Tigers will play in seventh place matches after falling in a pair of singles matches on Saturday. Marjorie Ondeck was defeated 6-2, 6-4 by Colorado's Franziska Jendrian, then fell to Cornell's Tamara John, 6-2, 3-6, 10-2. Ondeck will square off in the seventh place match against Northern Colorado's Meredith Krystofik at 1:30, Saturday.
In Flight 4 singles, sophomore Ekin Zafir fell to Wyoming's Andrea House, 6-3, 6-2, then fell to Northern Arizona's Stacey Pinchbeck, 6-1, 6-0 to fall to the seventh place match. Zafir will square off against Colorado's Melisa Esposito at 1:30, Saturday.
In Flight 6 singles, senior Alex Tjioe fell 6-2, 6-1 to Colorado's Martina Sedivec, then battled, but came up short, 6-1, 7-5, against Northern Arizona's Patrice Bienold. Tjioe will face Wyoming's Michelle Brown at noon, Saturday.