teThe Golden Gopher women's tennis doubles duo of Angela Buergis and Nischela Reddy took second place today at the 7th Annual Cissie Leary Invitational in Philadelphia, Pa. The sixth-seeded Minnesota team upset the No. 1 and No 3 seeds along the way, but fell to No. 2 seed Ivanov/Smekodub of Tulane, 8-6, in the championship match.
In singles action, Buergis went 2-1, losing in the quarterfinals, while Reddy posted a 2-2 mark, falling to Harvard's Preethia Mukundan, 6-4, 6-3, today in the consolation semifinals.
The Golden Gophers are next in action at the All-American Championship in Los Angeles, Calif. The significant early-season tournament kicks off Monday, Oct. 6.
7th Annual Cissie Leary Invitational
University of Pennsylvania
Minnesota Results - Final
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
lost to Preethia Mukundan (Harvard), 6-4, 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
lost to Smekodub/D. Ivanov (Tulane), 8-6
* Second Place *