Wiski had a banner day for the Lady Vols.
Nov. 10, 2001
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga.
University of Tennessee senior Lady Volunteer tennis player Agnes Wiski headlined action from the Southeastern Conference Coaches Fall Classic on Saturday by advancing to the finals of the "A" singles draw and to the championship match of the "A" doubles draw with her partner, junior Vilmarie Castellvi. Both finals will take place on Sunday at the Lincoln Tennis Center in Stone Mountain, Ga.
Wiski defeated Weyli Chang of Alabama in a 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 decision to make the semifinal round. A 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Kate Burson of Vanderbilt launched Wiski into the finals where she will meet Anne Nguyen of Georgia on Sunday. Nguyen got past UT's Castellvi in the semifinals to set up her meeting with Wiski. Castellvi dealt Vanderbilt's Kelly Schmandt a 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 setback in the quarterfinals.
In the "B" singles draw, Brooke Cordell upended Basile Florencia of Ole Miss in the quarterfinals by the scores of 7-5 and 6-0 to advance to the semifinals, but dropped a 6-0, 1-6, 6-1 decision to Katrina Markovski of South Carolinas in the semis. Freshman Ashley Robards dropped her quarterfinal match to Alex Smith of Georgia, 6-2, 7-5.
In the "A" doubles draw, Castellvi and Wiski advanced past Jill Buckley and Amy Trefethen of Kentucky with an 8-4 victory to make Sunday's championship match.
The Lady Vol tandem of freshman Majen Immink and sophomore Crystal Cleveland also advanced to the finals of the "B" doubles draw. Immink and Cleveland took an 8-2 decision from the mixed duo of Agatha DeRouck of Ole Miss and Kori Scott of Vanderbilt in the first round and then defeated Alabama's Becca Baum and Weyli Chang, 8-6 in the second round. In the semifinal round, the Orange and White pair used an 8-2 triumph over Arkansas Adriana Lopez and Iliana Pacheco to advance to the championship match.
In consolation play, Cleveland moved past Auburn's Katia Illarionova when
her opponent retired. Cleveland was up 6-2 and 4-1 when the match was
suspended. She then took a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 decision from LSU's Tami Botts.
Senior Kim Gates took a 6-3, 6-0 win from her teammate Immink, but later
dropped a match to Jodi Kenoyer of South Carolina to end her run at the
tournament. Freshman Breanna Kray will play in the "B" singles consolation
finals on Sunday after defeating Perri Budd of LSU, 7-5, 6-0 and Leigh
Bradwell of Kentucky, 6-2, 6-4.
The tournament, which features all 12 SEC schools, will conclude on Sunday.