Sept. 16, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -
The women's tennis team earned two more wins on the final day of play at the Duke Fab Four Invite, which was moved to North Carolina's campus on Sunday due to weather. With the two wins, the Crimson Tide's three-day total reached 14 victories.
"This was a great learning weekend overall and a good starting point," said Alabama head coach Jenny Mainz. "There were several top 100 players in this tournament. We have a lot of work in front of us, and right now, we really need match play. To be able to jump in and play the caliber of players at this tournament provided great exposure. We won some matches and lost some matches, but I think we will take a lot from this weekend. This is a developmental part of the season, and it's important we toughen up for our dual-match season."
No. 10 Mary Anne Macfarlane and Emily Zabor came away with the two wins for Alabama as Macfarlane took down Yale's Madeleine Hamilton, 1-6, 6-0, 10-5, while Zabor outlasted Texas' Juliana Gajic, 6-3, 7-5. Both of the Tide's freshmen were topped by a 6-3, 6-3 score on Sunday as Natalia Maynetto lost to Furman's Lauren Kline and Maya Jansen to 17th-ranked Cristina Stancu.
Alabama returns to action next weekend when it heads to Greenville, S.C., to take part in the 2012 Furman Fall Classic. Matches begin on Friday, Sept. 21, and conclude on Sunday, Sept. 23.
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Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Natalia Maynetto (UA) 6-3, 6-3
No. 17 Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. Maya Jansen (UA) 6-3, 6-3
No. 10 Mary Anne Macfarlane (UA) def. Madeleine Hamilton (YALE) 1-6, 6-0, 10-5
Emily Zabor (UA) def. Juliana Gajic (TEXAS) 6-3, 7-5