No. 34 Edyta Cieplucha Wins Singles Title At The Rice Invitational

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Oct. 7, 2012

HOUSTON (SMU) --- No. 34 Edyta Cieplucha won the singles title at the Rice Invitational women's tennis tournament. Cieplucha also partnered with Heidi Stewart to finish runner-up in doubles.

"Congratulations to Edyta for winning the singles title," said head coach Kati Gyulai. "We also had a break-through doubles performance by Hristina (Dishkova) and Elena (Fayner), which we are super pleased with and looking to build upon. This was a great event for us en route to the ITA Regional tournament in two weeks. "

In the Flight 1 singles final, Cieplucha lost the first set before dominating the remainder of the match in a 6-7, 6-1, 6-1 win against Stefania Hristov of Texas A&M. Also in Flight 1, Dishkova defeated Mary Jeremiah of LSU 6-1, 6-2 in the consolation final.

In Flight 1 of doubles, Cieplucha and Stewart fell 8-5 in the championship to Stefania Hristov and Anna Mamalat of Texas A&M. Fayner recorded her first doubles victory as her and Dishkova won 8-6 in the consolation third-place matchup over Stephanie Nguyen and Solo Zinko of Rice. The Mustangs begin play in the ITA Regional on Oct. 19 in Waco.

Rice Invitational - Singles - Flight 1
Quarterfinal - No. 34 Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Anna Mamalat (Texas A&M) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Semifinal - No. 34 Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Katie Gater (Rice) 6-4, 6-2
Final - No. 34 Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Stefania Hristov (Texas A&M) 6-7, 6-1, 6-1

Quarterfinal - Klaudia Gawlik (McNeese State) def. Hristina Dishkova (SMU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Consolation Semifinal - Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Jessica Kahts (Texas State) 7-5, 6-2
Consolation Final - Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Mary Jeremiah (LSU) 6-1, 6-2

Rice Invitational - Singles - Flight 2
Quarterfinal - Kaitlin Burns (LSU) def. Heidi Stewart (SMU) 5-7, 6-2, 7-5
Consolation Semifinal - Heidi Stewart (SMU) def. Micah Hermsdorf (ACU) 2-6, 6-4, 11-9
Consolation Final - Elizabeth Thoms (UTA) def. Heidi Stewart (SMU) 6-3, 6-2

Rice Invitational - Singles - Flight 3
Quarterfinal - Elena Fayner (SMU) def. Ariel Morton (LSU) 7-6, 2-6, 6-4
Semifinal - Solo Zinko (Rice) def. Elena Fayner (SMU) 6-3, 6-1
Third Place - Elena Fayner (SMU) def. Katarina Dikosavljevic (UTA) 6-1, 6-2

Rice Invitational - Doubles - Flight 1
Quarterfinal - Edyta Cieplucha / Heidi Stewart (SMU) def. Ariel Morton / Kaitlin Burns (LSU) 8-2
Semifinal - Edyta Cieplucha / Heidi Stewart (SMU) def. Katie Gater / Liat Zimmerman (Rice) 8-5
Final - Stefania Hristov / Anna Mamalat (Texas A&M) def. Edyta Cieplucha / Heidi Stewart (SMU) 8-5

Quarterfinal - Stefania Hristov / Anna Mamalat (Texas A&M) def. Hristina Dishkova / Elena Fayner (SMU) 8-5
Consolation Semifinal - Jessica Kahts / Melissa Hadad (Texas State) def. Hristina Dishkova / Elena Fayner (SMU) 8-3
Consolation Third Place - Hristina Dishkova / Elena Fayner (SMU) def. Stephanie Nguyen / Solo Zinko (Rice) 8-6