Women's Tennis Wins Three Championships At Texas Invitational

Go smu! Aleksandra Malyarchikova
Go smu!
Aleksandra Malyarchikova
Go smu!

Sept. 23, 2012

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AUSTIN, Texas (SMU) --- The SMU Women's Tennis team won three championships at the Texas Invitational. Aleksandra Malyarchikova and Hristina Dishkova recorded straight-set wins in their respective finals. Malyarchikova also teamed with Edyta Cieplucha to claim the doubles title.

"We performed well on championship Sunday," said head Coach Kati Gyulai. "Congratulations to Hristina, Edyta and Sasha for taking the titles. We have a long road ahead of us but we are pleased to see that we are moving forward."

Malyarchikova took the Orange Bracket singles title with a 6-4, 6-2 sweep of Elizabeth Begley of Texas. In her last three matches, Malyarchikova dominated in winning 36 of 50 games. Dishkova finished the White Bracket title run with her most lopsided victory, recording a 6-0, 6-1 win against Stephanie Nguyen of Rice.

In doubles, Malyarchikova and Cieplucha completed their Orange Bracket championship in strong fashion. The duo won 8-4 over Keseniya Bardabush and Franziska Sprinkmeyer of North Texas. For the weekend, SMU's top pair won 32 of 42 games. Heidi Stewart and Holly Verner also played in their bracket title match, falling 8-3 to another tandem from UNT.

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

Texas Invitational - Singles - Orange Bracket (A)
1st Rnd (16) - Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Millie Nichols (TCU) 7-5, 6-3
Quarterfinal - Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) vs. (4) Sophia Bergner (Denver) 6-3, 6-2
Semifinal - Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Valentina Starkova (UNT) 6-2; 6-1
Final - Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Elizabeth Begley (Texas) 6-4, 6-2

1st Rnd (16) - No. 34 (1) Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Audrey Wooland (WVU) 6-2, 7-6
Quarterfinal - Keseniya Bardabush (UNT) def. No. 34 (1) Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Texas Invitational - Singles - White Bracket (B)
1st Rnd (16) - Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. (1) Liat Zimmerman (Rice) 6-3, 7-5
Quarterfinal - Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Monika Sirilova (TCU) 6-3, 6-4
Semifinal - Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Barbora Vykydalova (UNT) 7-5; 6-4
Final - Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Stephanie Nguyen (Rice) 6-0, 6-1

1st Rnd (16) - (4) Elena Fayner (SMU) def. Emma Isberg (Denver) 6-4, 6-4
Quarterfinal - Stephanie Nguyen (Rice) def. (4) Elena Fayner (SMU) 6-2, 6-2

Texas Invitational - Singles - Black Bracket (C)
1st Rnd (16) - Heidi Stewart (SMU) def. Natalie Hand (UTSA) 6-0, 6-1
Quarterfinal - (3) Solo Zinko (Rice) def. Heidi Stewart (SMU) 6-4, 6-1

Texas Invitational - Singles - Fuchsia Bracket (D)
1st Rnd (16) - (4) Holly Verner (SMU) def. Emilia Box (UNT) 6-4, 6-4
Quarterfinal - (4) Holly Verner (SMU) def. Dionne Sanders (Houston) 6-1, 6-1
Semifinal - Dane Joubert (UNT) def. (4) Holly Verner (SMU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Texas Invitational - Doubles - Orange Bracket (A)
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 - (4) Edyta Cieplucha / Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. No. 18 (1) Lina Padegimaite / Noel Scott (Texas) 8-3
Final - (4) Edyta Cieplucha / Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) vs. Keseniya Bardabush / Franziska Sprinkmeyer (UNT) 8-4

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 (B)
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 - Heidi Stewart / Holly Verner (SMU) def. (1) Elena Kordolaimi / Dionne Sanders (Houston) 8-4
Final - Dane Joubert / Llona Serchenko (UNT) def. Heidi Stewart / Holly Verner (SMU) 8-3