triThe University of Minnesota Women's Tennis Team completed the first day at the William & Mary Invitational on Friday. The tournament which runs through Sunday features players from 16 teams.
A trio of Golden Gophers advanced into the second round. No. 80 Valeria Vladea defeated Vanessa Bagnato of Richmond, 6-1, 6-1. She was then defeated by the tournament's top seed, 11th-ranked Nataly Cahana of Old Dominion, 2-6, 1-6. N ischela Reddy got past Igna deVilliers of Miami, 6-0, 6-1, before dropping her second-round match against Katie Karhohs from Richmond, 4-6, 2-6. K andis Batiste defeated Melissa Reed of William & Mary, 6-0, 7-5, but fell to Holly Asel from Marshall, 6-4, 1-6, 4-6.
Four players rebounded from opening round defeats to win their consolation matches. A ngela Buergis defeated Staci Stevens from Miami, 6-3, 6-3. A my Thomas ousted Danielle Schwartz from Wake Forest, 6-1, 6-1 and M ichaela Havelkova defeated Lindsay Cox of Richmond, 6-4, 6-4. B randi Watts got past Kelli Partlow of William & Mary, 6-4, 7-6 (2). CiCi Anderson and J eannette Cluskey were defeated in both of their matches.
In the doubles portion of the tournament, Buergis and Cluskey were sent into the consolation bracket by No. 36 Boomershine and Fuchs of William & Mary, 4-8. Reddy and Watts fell to Kinard and Kramer from Virginia Tech, 5-8. Anderson and Batiste received a bye and advanced to the second round.
William & Mary Invitational
#80 Valerie Vladea
1st Round - def. Vanessa Bagnato (Richmond), 6-1, 6-1
2nd Round - lost to #11 Nataly Cahana (ODU), 2-6, 1-6
1st Round - lost to Eldina Fazlic (Illinois), 4-6, 3-6
2nd Round Consolation - lost to Chrissie Nolan (Mich.), 1-6, 5-7
1st Round - lost to Sanela Kunovac (Penn), 1-6, 4-6
2nd Round Consolation - def. Staci Steves (Miami), 6-3, 6-3
1st Round - lost to Sara Robbins (Miami), 1-6, 3-6
2nd Round Consolation - def. Danielle Schwartz (WFU), 6-1, 6-1
1st Round - lost to Ana Franco Lopez (VCU), 1-6, 2-6
2nd Round Consolation - Lindsay Cox (Richmond), 6-4, 6-4
1st Round - def. Igna deVilliers (Miami), 6-0, 6-1
2nd Round - lost to Katie Karhohs (Richmond), 4=6, 2-6
1st Round - lost to Elizabeth Proctor (WFU), 1-6, 0-6
2nd Round Consolation - def. Kelli Partlow (W&M), 6-4, 7-6 (2)
1st Round - def. Melissa Reed (W&M), 6-0, 7-5
2nd Round - lost to Holly Asel (Marshall), 6-4, 1-6, 4-6
1st Round - lost to Jen Duprez (Mich.), 0-6, 2-6
2nd Round Consolation - lost to Zdenka Videnova (VTU), 1-6, 0-6
1st Round - lost to #36 Boomershine/Fuchs (W&M), 4-8
1st Round -
1st Round - lost to Kinard/Kramer (VTU), 5-8
1st Round - Bye