Utah State Women's Tennis Begins Final Tournament
Junior Jenna Kane
Nov. 3, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. - Utah State women's tennis began its run at the Wildcat Invitational #2 on Friday, as four Aggies saw victories in singles and a team won its doubles match.

In the first singles draw quarterfinals, freshman Sasha Pisareva dropped just one game in the first set against New Mexico's Hsiang-Wen "Albie" Huang, winning 6-1. Huang won the second set, 6-4, but Pisareva advanced to the semifinals after winning the third, 6-4. Sophomore Lucy Octave also won her match, winning in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, against Arizona's Maggie Cohen. Sophomore Rhoda Tanui won her first set, 6-3, against New Mexico's Ruth Copas, but lost the next two, 6-1, 6-4. Arizona's Marie Van Aelst won her match against sophomore Hannah Jones by default.

In the second singles draw quarterfinals, junior Jenna Kane had a three-set match victory over UTEP's Maria Paula Medina, winning, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Sophomore Sophia Haleas faced New Mexico's Lauren Rich, winning, 6-4, in the first set and didn't drop a game in the second to win, 6-0. Senior Sabrina Demerath lost the first set, 6-2, to New Mexico's Natasha Munday, but won the second, 7-6 (4), to extend the match to three. Demerath lost the third set, 6-2. Senior Maggie O'Meara rounded out the singles results with a 6-1, 6-2 loss to UTEP's Erandi Martinez.

In doubles, Tanui and Kane had a 6-3 victory over UTEP's Martinez and Alisa Morozova. Pisareva and Demerath lost, 6-4, to Copas and Huang. Haleas and O'Meara lost, 6-4, to Aelst and Cohen. 

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#1 Singles Draw
Sasha Pisareva (USU) def. Hsiang-Wen "Albie" Huang (UNM) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
Lucy Octave (USU) def. Maggie Cohen (UA) 6-3, 6-4
Marie Van Aelst (UA) def. Hannah Jones (USU) by default
Ruth Copas (UNM) def. Rhoda Tanui (USU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
#2 Singles Draw
Natasha Munday (UNM) def. Sabrina Demerath (USU) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2
Erandi Martinez (UTEP) def. Maggie O'Meara (USU) 6-1, 6-2
Jenna Kane (USU) def. Maria Paula Medina (UTEP) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Sophia Haleas (USU) def. Lauren Rich (UNM) 6-4, 6-0
Ruth Copas/Hsiang-Wen "Albie" Huang (UNM) def. Sasha Pisareva/Sabrina Demerath (USU) 6-4
Marie Van Aelst/Maggie Cohen (UA) def. Sophia Haleas/Maggie O'Meara (USU) 6-4
Rhoda Tanui/Jenna Kane (USU) def. Erandi Martinez/Alisa Morozova (UTEP) 6-3




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