sixth-University of Minnesota women's tennis players Angela Buergis and Nischela Reddy found more success today at the 7th Annual Cissie Leary Invitational in Philadelphia, PA. As a doubles team, the sixth- seeded Buergis and Reddy advanced to the finals, defeating the No. 3 and No. 1 seeds along the way.
In doubles action, Buergis and Reddy dropped No. 3 Pirsu/Chao of Penn, 8-5, before upsetting Harvard's Bergman and Lingman, the top seed, 8-5. The Golden Gophers advance to face Smekodub/D. Ivanov of Tulane in the finals tomorrow.
In singles play, the fifth seeded Buergis defeated Raluca Ciochina of Penn, 7-6, 6-1. She then fell to Courtney Bergman of Harvard in the quarterfinals, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
In consolation singles Reddy advanced with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Lehigh's Rachel Sampson. Reddy moves on to the consolation semifinals.
The Cissie Leary Invitational concludes Sunday at the University of Pennsylvania.
7th Annual Cissie Leary Invitational
University of Pennsylvania
Minnesota Results - Day Two
No. 5 seed Angela Buergis
def. Cindy Chu (Harvard), 6-0, 6-4
def. Raluca Ciochina (Penn), 7-6, 5-1
lost to Courtney Bergman (Harvard), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Lost to Kerstin Endlich (ODU), 6-3, 6-3
def. Lyly Cao Minh (Harvard), 6-4, 6-0
def. Rachel Samson (Lehigh), 6-1, 6-3
def. Kerner/Hermann (Old Dominion), 8-2
def. Mukunden/Anderson (Harvard), 8-3
def. Pirsu/Chao (Penn), 8-5
def. Bergman/Lingman (Harvard), 8-5