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LADY VOLS GIVE STRONG SHOWING ON DAY ONE OF ST. MARY'S FALL TENNIS CLASSIC
Tammy Encina rips a return during today's matches.

Tammy Encina rips a return during today's matches.

Oct. 4, 2002

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn.

Eight singles players for the University of Tennessee Lady Vol tennis team won their opening round matches at the St. Mary's Women's Fall Tennis Classic on Friday, while two of UT's doubles teams picked up a pair of wins to advance to the finals of their respective flights tomorrow. In all, Tennessee won eight singles matches and five doubles.

Senior Vilmarie Castellvi, ranked No. 1 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, notched her 100th career victory with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Misty Morris in the first flight of singles. She will face 88th-ranked Emily Marker of Maryland tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Goodfriend Tennis Center. Junior Tammy Encina also came through with a big win in flight one, upsetting No. 71 Melissa Iqbal of Purdue, 6-1, 6-4. Encina will match up against No. 8 Kate Pinchbeck of North Carolina tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Goodfriend.

Six other Lady Vols won their singles matches to advance to the next round, including senior Crystal Cleveland, freshmen Melissa Schaub, Sabita Maharaj, and Megan Kerr, and sophomores Breanna Kray and Melinda Morrow.

 

 

The doubles tandem of Castellvi and Schaub, ranked No. 23, advanced to the finals of the flight one doubles by defeating Bawono and Lam of NC State and Mejia and Mojzis of North Carolina, 5-2 and 8-6. Bawono and Lam were forced to retire from their match after one the players suffered an injury. Castellvi and Schaub will face North Carolina's Pinchbeck and Bunn at Goodfriend for the title tomorrow.

Another doubles pair that found success for the Lady Vols was Cleveland and Robards, as the duo advanced to the finals of the second flight with 8-1 and 9-8(3) victories over Dent and Chloe of Maryland and Morris and Schenk of Georgia Tech. Cleveland and Robards will take on Iqbal and Woods for the championship tomorrow at Goodfriend.

Tennessee Results from Day One:

Singles
#1 Vilmarie Castellvi (UT) def. Misty Morris (Georgia Tech)6-3, 6-3
Tammy Encina (UT) def. #71 Melissa Iqbal (Purdue)6-1, 6-4
Crystal Cleveland (UT) def. Shannon Stough (Kentucky)6-3, 6-1
Melissa Schaub (UT) def. Loni Worsley (NC State)6-3, 6-3
Sabita Maharaj (UT) def. Marcelle Hirt (Mississippi State)6-1, 6-0
Laura Burgerello (Purdue) def. Ashley Robards (UT)6-3, 6-3
Breanna Kray (UT) def. Justyna Switala (Mississippi State)1-6, 7-6(3), 6-1
Shawna Zuccarini (Purdue) def. Erin Cohn (UT)6-1, 6-1
Melinda Morrow (UT) def. Taylor Parker (NC State)3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Megan Kerr (UT) def. Landis Strader (NC State)1-6, 7-6(1), 6-2
Ramona But (Maryland) def. Claudia Farace (UT)6-3, 6-2
Doubles
#23 Castellvi/Schaub (UT) def. Bawono/Lam (NC State)5-2, Ret. (inj.)
#23 Castellvi/Schaub (UT) def. Mejia/Mojzis (North Carolina)8-6
Encina/Maharaj (UT) def. #33 Haynor/Missy (Purdue)8-2
Pinchbeck/Kendrick (North Carolina) def. Encina/Maharaj (UT)8-2
Cleveland/Robards (UT) def. Dent/Chloe (Maryland)8-1
Cleveland/Robards (UT) def. Morris/Schenk (Georgia Tech)9-8(3)
Torres/Loni (NC State) def. Cohn/Farace (UT)8-5
Switala/Ueda (Mississippi State) def. Cohn/Farace (UT)8-2
Immink (UT)/Danielle Petrisko (Kentucky) def. Landis/Parker (NC State)8-0
Immink (UT)/Danielle Petrisko (Kentucky) def. Jedrzejak/Fusea (Maryland)8-5

The following is the schedule of matches for the Lady Vols tomorrow. Doubles play will begin after all singles matches have finished.

Singles
#1 Vilmarie Castellvi (UT) vs. #88 Emily Marker (Maryland)10 a.m.Goodfriend Center
Tammy Encina (UT) vs. #8 Kate Pinchbeck (North Carolina)10 a.m.Goodfriend Center
Crystal Cleveland (UT) vs. #36 Delila Causevic (Maryland)9:30 a.m.Goodfriend Center
Melissa Schaub (UT) vs. Kendal Cline (UNC)9:30 a.m.Goodfriend Center
Sabita Maharaj (UT) vs. Marta Jedrzejak (Maryland)9:30 a.m.Goodfriend Center
Ashley Robards (UT) vs. Lnydsey Shosho (Georgia Tech)8 a.m.Tyson Park
Breanna Kray (UT) vs. Chloe Chavades (Maryland)10 a.m.Tyson Park
Melinda Morrow (UT) vs. Shawna Zuccarini (Purdue)9:30 a.m.Tyson Park
Megan Kerr (UT) vs. Ramona But (Maryland)9:30 a.m.Tyson Park
Claudia Farace (UT) vs. Landis Strader (NC State)8 a.m.Tyson Park
Doubles
#23 Castellvi/Schaub (UT) vs. Pinchbeck/Bunn (UNC)TBAGoodfriend Center
Encina/Maharaj (UT) vs. Mejia/Mojzis (UNC)TBAGoodfriend Center
Cleveland/Robards (UT) vs. Iqbal/Woods (Purdue)TBAGoodfriend Center
Cohn/Farace (UT) vs. Cohn/Farace (UT)TBATyson Park
Immink (UT)/Petrisko (UK) vs. Zuccarini/Walgenbach (Purdue)TBATyson Park
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