Sept. 30, 2012
LOS ANGELES (SMU) --- The SMU Women's Tennis doubles team of Edyta Cieplucha and Aleksandra Malyarchikova won three pre-qualifying matches to advance to the qualifying round of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships. The tandem then fell 8-6 to a Virginia duo in the Qualifying Draw.
SMU's top duo improved to 7-1 on the season by winning their first three All-American matches by a combined game score of 24-7. On Saturday, they won 8-3 over Franziska Goettsching and Kristina Smith of UC Irvine. On Sunday, Cieplucha and Malyarchikova won both matches by an 8-2 advantage. First was against Kelly Lamble and Maggie McGeorge of Santa Clara followed by a victory over the No. 5 seeded pair of Elisha Gabb and Cierra Gaytan-Leach of Missouri.
Complete brackets and results available here.
Riviera/ITA All-American Singles
Q 1st Rnd - No. 62 Kate Fuller (Georgia) def. No. 34 Edyta Cieplucha6-2, 6-3
Riviera/ITA All-American Doubles
PQ 1st Rnd - Edyta Cieplucha / Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Franziska Goettsching / Kristina Smith (UC Irvine) 8-3
PQ 2nd Rnd - Edyta Cieplucha / Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Kelly Lamble / Maggie McGeorge 8-2 (Santa Clara)
PQ 3rd Rnd - Edyta Cieplucha / Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. (5) Elisha Gabb / Cierra Gaytan-Leach (Missouri) 8-2
Q 1st Rnd - Julia Elbaba / Maria Fuccillo (Virginia) def. Edyta Cieplucha / Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) 8-6