USU Women's Tennis to Compete in Tournament Championships Following Day Two in Tucson
Sophomore Hannah Jones
Nov. 4, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. - Utah State women's tennis placed three players in finals, following a successful second day at the Wildcat Invitational #2 on Saturday.

In the first singles draw semifinal, freshman Sasha Pisareva had a straight-set victory over Arizona's Marie Van Aelst, winning, 6-3, in the first set and dropping just one game in the second to win, 6-1. Sophomore Lucy Octave won the first set, 7-5, against New Mexico's Ruth Copas, but lost the next two, 7-4, 7-6 (3). In the first consolation semifinals, sophomore Hannah Jones won, 7-5, 6-3, against New Mexico's Hsiang-Wen "Albie" Huang. Sophomore Rhoda Tanui lost, 6-4, 6-4, to Arizona's Maggie Cohen.

In the second singles draw semifinal, junior Jenna Kane lost, 6-4, 7-5, to New Mexico's Natasha Munday. Sophomore Sophia Haleas lost, 7-5, 2-6, 7-5, to UTEP's Erandi Martinez. In the second consolation draw semifinal, senior Sabrina Demerath won by default against UTEP's Maria Paula Medina, while senior Maggie O'Meara lost, 6-2, 7-5, to New Mexico's Lauren Rich.

In doubles, O'Meara and Haleas had a 6-3 victory over UTEP's Medina and Milena Baigorria. O'Meara and Haleas then went on to have a perfect 6-0 win over Copas and Huang. Pisareva and Demerath lost, 7-5, to Aelst and Cohen, but won, 6-4, against Medina and Baigorria. Jones and Kane lost, 6-3, to Arizona's Elena Schneider and Taylor Tamblyn. Jones and Kane rounded out the doubles results with a 6-1 loss to Rich and Munday.

Utah State will return to the courts in Tucson, Ariz., tomorrow for the final day of the tournament. Matches are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. (MDT). 

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RESULTS
Singles
Draw #1
Semifinals
Sasha Pisareva (USU) def. Marie Van Aelst (UA) 6-3, 6-1
Ruth Copas (UNM) def. Lucy Octave (USU) 5-7, 7-4, 7-6 (3)
Draw #2
Semifinals
Natasha Munday (UNM) def. Jenna Kane (USU) 6-4, 7-5
Erandi Martinez (UTEP) def. Sophia Haleas (USU) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5
Consolation Draw #1
Semifinals
Hannah Jones (USU) def. Hsiang-Wen "Albie" Huang (UNM) 7-5, 6-3
Maggie Cohen (UA) def. Rhoda Tanui (USU) 6-4, 6-4
Consolation Draw #2
Semifinals
Sabrina Demerath (USU) def. Maria Paula Medina (UTEP) by default
Lauren Rich (UNM) def. Maggie O'Meara (USU) 6-2, 7-5
Doubles
Sophia Haleas/Maggie O'Meara (USU) def. Maria Paula Medina/Milena Baigorria (UTEP) 6-3
Sophia Haleas/Maggie O'Meara (USU) def. Ruth Copas/Hsiang-Wen "Albie" Huang (UNM) 6-0
Marie Van Aelst/Maggie Cohen (UA) def. Sasha Pisareva/Sabrina Demerath (USU) 7-5
Sasha Pisareva/Sabrina Demerath (USU) def. Maria Paula Medina/Milena Baigorria (UTEP) 6-4
Elena Schneider/Taylor Tamblyn (UA) def. Hannah Jones/Jenna Kane (USU) 6-3
Lauren Rich/Natasha Munday (UNM) def. Hannah Jones/Jenna Kane (USU) 6-1

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