actioThe University of Minnesota women's tennis team opened play at the first day of the 2004 UNLV Invitational today in Las Vegas, Nev. The Golden Gophers went 3-5 in singles play and 0-4 in doubles action. The semifinals for the singles are Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Finals for doubles play will follow. The singles finals are set for Sunday. Play in the losers' bracket will also begin Saturday.
In singles flight one, junior Nischela Reddy moved to 4-1 on the season with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 triumph over Amanda Mang of LSU. In flight two, Ida Malmberg fell to Lauren Seaman of LSU, while Lindsay Risebrough dropped a three-set match to Oklahoma's Heather Saluri.
In flight three, freshman Jane Anderson suffered her first loss as a Golden Gopher, falling 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 to Oklahoma State's Jana Kubicikova. In flight four, freshman Marina Bugaenco moved to 4-1 with a straight-set win over Kimberly Curtis of Hawaii. Freshman Danielle Mousseau lost, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, to Amanda Pratzel of Oklahoma. Finally, in flight six, Jenna Tellefsen lost to UNLV's Stephanie Serrano, while Shelby Rohrer advanced by default.
In doubles flight one, Reddy/Risebrough lost their first match of the season, falling 8-4 to Oklahoma's Saluri/Baker. In flight two, Malmberg/Anderson lost, 8-2, to Lykina/Griffin of Oklahoma, while Bugaenco/Mousseau fell to Ortiz-Luis/Constanti of UNLV, 8-2. Finally, Rohrer/Tellefsen lsot 8-2 to Oklahoma's Orr/Pratzel in flight six.
2004 UNLV Invitational
Sept. 24, 2004
Nischela Reddy (UM) def. Amanda Mang (LSU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Lauren Seaman (LSU) def. Ida Malmberg (UM), 6-4, 6-4
Heather Saluri (OU) def. Lindsay Risebrough (UM), 6-7, 7-5, 6-3
Jana Kubicikova (OSU) def. Jane Anderson (UM), 3-6, 7-6, 7-5
Amanda Pratzel (OU) def. Danielle Mousseau (UM), 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
Marina Bugaenco (UM) def. Kimberly Curtis (UH), 6-1, 6-3
Stephanie Serrano (UNLV) def. Jenna Tellefsen (UM), 6-0, 6-0
Shelby Rohrer (UM) by default
Baker/Saluri (OU) def. Reddy/Risebrough (UM), 8-4
Lykina/Griffin (OU) def. Anderson/Maimberg (UM), 8-2
Ortiz-Luis/Constanti (UNLV) def. Bugaenco/Mousseau (UM), 8-2
Orr/Pratzel (OU) def. Rohrer/Tellefsen (UM), 8-2