Women's Tennis Goes 6-0 In Singles, 5-1 In Doubles On Day One Of The Texas Invitational

Go smu! In the Orange Bracket, top-seeded and No. 34 ranked Edyta Cieplucha advanced with a 6-2, 7-6 triumph versus Audrey Wooland of West Virginia.
Go smu!
In the Orange Bracket, top-seeded and No. 34 ranked Edyta Cieplucha advanced with a 6-2, 7-6 triumph versus Audrey Wooland of West Virginia.
Go smu!

Sept. 21, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas (SMU) --- The SMU Women's Tennis team combined for an 11-1 opening day at the Texas Invitational on Friday. The Mustangs went 6-0, with each person advancing to the quarterfinals on Saturday's of her respective bracket. In doubles, SMU was 5-1 with two tandems advancing to Saturday's semifinals in their brackets.

"We had a solid start today," said head Coach Kati Gyulai. "We honored our commitments that translated to going 6-for-6 on wins in singles and 5-for-6 in doubles. We look to raise our level of play tomorrow to continue advancing. "

The Mustangs won all six matches in two sets. In the Orange Bracket, top-seeded and No. 34 ranked Edyta Cieplucha advanced with a 6-2, 7-6 triumph versus Audrey Wooland of West Virginia. Aleksandra Malyarchikova also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-3 win against Millie Nichols of TCU. In the other brackets, fourth-seeded Elena Fayner, Heidi Stewart, Holly Verner and Hristina Dishkova were victorious.

In doubles, No. 4 seed Cieplucha and Malyarchikova won 8-0 against a duo from Rice and 8-3 against a pair from Tulane to reach Saturday's semifinal in the Orange Bracket. In the White Bracket, Verner and Stewart also won two matches to reach the semifinals on Saturday. The pair of Dishkova and Fayner won their opener in the Orange Bracket before falling in the quarterfinals.

Updated brackets and live results available here:
http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/tournamenthome/tournament.aspx?t=130130

Texas Invitational - Singles - Orange Bracket
1st Rnd (16) - No. 34 (1) Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Audrey Wooland (WVU) 6-2, 7-6
Quarterfinal (Sat. 10am) - No. 34 (1) Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) vs. Keseniya Bardabush (UNT)

1st Rnd (16) - Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Millie Nichols (TCU) 7-5, 6-3
Quarterfinal (Sat. 10:15am) - Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) vs. (4) Sophia Bergner (Denver)

Texas Invitational - Singles - Black Bracket
1st Rnd (16) - Heidi Stewart (SMU) def. Natalie Hand (UTSA) 6-0, 6-1
Quarterfinal (Sat. 10:30am) - Heidi Stewart (SMU) vs. Solo Zinko (Rice)

Texas Invitational - Singles - Fuchsia Bracket
1st Rnd (16) - (4) Holly Verner (SMU) def. Emilia Box (UNT) 6-4, 6-4
Quarterfinal (Sat. 11:30am) - (4) Holly Verner (SMU) vs. Dionne Sanders (Houston)

Texas Invitational - Singles - White Bracket
1st Rnd (16) - Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. (1) Liat Zimmerman (Rice) 6-3, 7-5
Quarterfinal (Sat. 10am) - Hristina Dishkova (SMU) vs. Monika Sirilova (TCU)

1st Rnd (16) - (4) Elena Fayner (SMU) def. Emma Isberg (Denver) 6-4, 6-4
Quarterfinal (Sat. 10am) - (4) Elena Fayner (SMU) vs. Stephanie Nguyen (Rice)

Texas Invitational - Doubles - Orange Bracket
1st Rnd (16) - (4) Edyta Cieplucha / Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Stephanie Nguyen / Daniela Trigo (Rice) 8-0
Quarterfinal - (4) Edyta Cieplucha / Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Carolina Magnusson / Carolina Thorton (Tulane) 8-3
Semifinal (Sat. 8:30am) - (4) Edyta Cieplucha / Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) vs. No. 18 (1) Lina Padegimaite / Noel Scott (Texas)

1st Rnd (16) - Hristina Dishkova / Elena Fayner (SMU) def. (2) Millie Nichols / Monika Sirilova (TCU) 8-5
Quarterfinal - Keseniya Bardabush / Franziska Sprinkmeyer (UNT) def. Hristina Dishkova / Elena Fayner (SMU) 8-3

Texas Invitational - Doubles - White Bracket
1st Rnd (16) - Heidi Stewart / Holly Verner (SMU) def. (4) Jane Pinkston / Whitney Wofford (OU) 8-2
Quarterfinal - Heidi Stewart / Holly Verner (SMU) def. Liat Zimmerman / Solo Zinko (Rice) 8-5
Semifinal (Sat. 8:30am) - Heidi Stewart / Holly Verner (SMU) vs. (1) Elena Kordolaimi / Dionne Sanders (Houston)