Nischela Reddy and Marina Bugaenco lost their semifinal matches today on the second day of the UNLV Women's Tennis Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev. In consolation play, Minnesota went 4-1 in singles matches and 0-4 in doubles action.
The UNLV Invitational includes LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Hawaii and UNLV. The three-round tournament features six singles flights and six doubles flights.
In the semifinals of singles flight one, Reddy fell to Elena Gantcheva of UNLV, 6-3, 6-4. With the loss, Reddy moved her record to 4-2 on the season. In the flight four semifinals, Bugaenco, a freshman from Moldova, saw her record fall to 4-2 with a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Kana Aikawa of Hawaii.
In singles consolation action, sophomores Ida Malmberg and Lindsay Risebrough each picked up straight-set wins in flight two. In flight three, freshman Jane Anderson rebounded from her first loss as a Golden Gopher with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Chloe Bihag of Hawaii. In flight four, freshman Danielle Mousseau downed Hawaii's Kana Aikawa, 6-2, 6-3.
Minnesota failed to pick up a win in consolation doubles matches, going 0-4. As a team this season, the Golden Gophers are 8-12 in doubles matches.
Minnesota continues play in the UNLV Invitational tomorrow. For complete results, check www.unlvrebels.com.
2004 UNLV Invitational
Sept. 25, 2004
Semifinal - Elena Gantcheva (UNLV) def. Nischela Reddy (MN), 6-3, 6-4
Consolation - Ida Malmberg (MN) def. Justine Boutet (Hawaii), 6-1, 6-0
Consolation - Lindsay Risebrough (MN) def. Zana Masnic (Okla. St.), 7-6, 6-2
Consolation - Jane Anderson (MN) def. Chloe Bihag (Hawaii), 6-4, 6-1
Semifinal - Lauren Simmons (Okla. St.) def. Marina Bugaenco (MN), 6-1, 6-1
Consolation - Danielle Mousseau (MN) def. Kana Aikawa (Hawaii), 6-2, 6-3
Consolation - Lisa Lester (UNLV) def. Shelby Rohrer (MN), 6-2, 6-4
Consolation - Tkachenko/Masnic (Okla. St.) def. Reddy/Risebrough (MN), 8-6
Consolation - Fitzgerald/Mainor (Hawaii) def. Anderson/Malmberg (MN), 8-2
Consolation - Simmons/Poskitt (Okla. St.) def. Bugaenco/Mousseau (MN), 8-4
Consolation - Boutet/Aikawa (Hawaii) def. Rohrer/Tellefsen (MN), 8-0