InvitationSenior Nora Sauska led the Minnesota women's tennis team with wins in both singles and doubles on the first day of competition at the UNLV Invitational in Las Vegas.
Sauska defeated Dominika Olszewska of Oklahoma State in Flight 1 singles, coming back for a 4-6, 7-6, 6-0 victory. Sauska also teamed with senior Kim Simonsen to shut out Vickie Gunnarson and Kim Bruno of Northern Arizona, 8-0.
Junior Tammy Wang defeated Oklahoma State's Ashleigh Dolman in Flight 2 singles, 6-2, 6-2.
Sophomore Andrea Rose defeated Kellie Rodgers of UNLV in Flight 3 singles, 6-1, 6-0. Also in Flight 3, freshman Michaela Havelkova defeated Bruno, 6-4, 6-0, and freshman Amy Thomas defeated Erin Pauchnik of Oklahoma State, 6-1, 6-4.
The tournament continues on Saturday and Sunday.
UNLV Fall Invitational
Fertitta Tennis Complex
Nora Sauska, Gophers, def. Dominika Olszewska, Oklahoma State, 4-6, 7-6, 6-0
Katerzyna Malec, UNLV, def. Kim Simonsen, Gophers, 6- 1, 4-6, 2-6
Britta Gabl, UNLV, def. Jennifer Howard, Gophers, 4-6, 6-4, 5-7
Tammy Wang, Gophers, def. Ashleigh Dolman, Oklahoma State, 6-2, 6-2
Michaela Havelkova, Gophers, def. Kim Bruno, Northern Arizona, 6-4, 6-0
Cameron Stoudt, Oklahoma State, def. Gina Stauss, Gophers, 6-0, 4-6
Amy Thomas, Gophers, def. Erin Pauchnik, Oklahoma State, 6-1, 6-4
Andrea Rose, Gophers, def. Kellie Rodgers, UNLV, 6-1, 6-0
Sauska/Simonsen def. Gunnarson/Bruno, Northern Arizona, 8-0
Chnelova/Olszewska, Oklahoma State, def. Wang/Havelkova 8-5
Thomas/Rose def. Wallin/Mohr, Northern Arizona, default
Stoudt/Pauchnik, Oklahoma State, def. Howard/Stauss 8-3