Utah State's McKenzie Davis Remains in Play After Second Day at BYU Tournament
Sept. 22, 2012
PROVO, Utah - After the second day of play at the BYU Invitational, Utah State women's tennis has one player left on the main bracket, and one left on the consolation bracket.
Aggie sophomore McKenzie Davis started the day in the quarterfinals of singles play where she defeated Morgan Anderson of BYU (6-4, 6-4). She advanced to the semifinals after a win over Wyoming's Veronica Popovici, who withdrew due to injury. Freshman Amber Stuhlmann fell to Titi Espinosa of Wyoming in the semifinals (6-2, 6-2).
In the consolation bracket all of the USU women advanced to the second round on byes. In the second round of play freshman Kallie Sperry advanced over senior Jaci West, who withdrew due to injury. She was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Jessica Parizher of Wyoming (6-1, 6-4). USU's senior Julie Tukuafu defeated Michelle Warwick of Weber State in the second round (6-0, 6-0), and then took down Manuela Pietzuch of Boise State in the quarterfinals (5-7, 6-4, 10-6).
Each USU duo advanced through the first and second rounds of the consolation bracket on byes. Sperry and Voytsekhovich took down Karlsen and Tanner of Weber state in the quarterfinals (8-2). Amber Stuhlmann and Tukuafu fell to Bryant-Swift and Pietzuch of Boise State in the quarterfinals (8-1). Hayes and Ashley Stuhlmann were defeated in the quarterfinals by Vosburgh of Boise State and Waldron of BYU (8-1).
Davis will play in the finals of the main draw tomorrow against Simona Synkova of Wyoming. Tukuafu will face off with Parizher of Wyoming in the semifinals of the consolation bracket.
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BYU INVITATIONAL RESULTS - DAY 2 Blue Draw Singles Quarterfinals McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-4,6-4
Semifinals McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Veronica Popovici (WYO) wd inj.
White Draw Singles Semifinals Titi Espinosa (WYO) def. Amber Stuhlmann (USU)
Blue Draw Consolation Round 1 Jaci West (USU), BYE
White Draw Consolation Round 1 Hillary Hayes (USU), BYE
Quarterfinals Ashley Stuhlmann (USU) def. Hillary Hayes (USU) 6-1, 2-1 Ref (inj)
Semifinals Annika Karlsen (WSU) def. Ashley Stuhlmann (USU) 6-0, 6-1
DOUBLES Quarterfinals Elmer/Kurer (WSU) def. Davis/West (USU) wd inj.
Doubles Consolation Round 2 Sperry/Voytsekhovich (USU), BYE stuhlmann/Tukuafu (USU), BYE Hayes/Stuhlmann (USU), BYE
Quarterfinals Sperry/Voytsekhovich (USU) def. Karlsen/Tanner (WSU) 8-2 Bryant-Swift/Pietzuch (BSU) def. Stuhlmann/Tukuafu (USU) 8-1 Vosburgh/Waldron (BSU/BYU) def. Hayes/Stuhlmann (USU) 8-1