Oct. 18, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. – The women’ tennis team enjoyed a solid start to the 2013 USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships on Friday, winning a combined 11 matches. Two of the Crimson Tide’s wins came in doubles, while the other nine victories were earned in singles.
Match play began in the morning with doubles where Alabama newcomers Erin Routliffe and Danielle Spielmann blanked McNeese State’s Sara Castellano and Klaudia Gawlik, 8-0, and Mary Anne Daines and Natalia Maynetto, one of the tournament’s 5-8 seeds, downed Emily Mallory and Stephanie N’tcha of Samford, 8-4.
In singles, the Tide had four players advance in the main draw to Saturday’s round of 16 including No. 2 seed Daines, No. 5-8 seeds Maynetto and Routliffe and Spielmann. Emily Zabor also added a win for Alabama in singles, taking her first match in straight sets, but was edged out in her second match to the tournament’s No. 3 seed, Caroline Rohde-Moe of Ole Miss, 7-6(7), 6-4.
Action resumes on Saturday at 8 a.m. CDT with two rounds of doubles. Singles is scheduled to follow, beginning at 1 p.m.
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(1) Kasler/Pfiefler (AU) def. Blanco/Zabor (UA) 8-5
Routliffe/Spielmann (UA) def. Castellano/Gawlik (MNS) 8-0
(5-8) Daines/Maynetto (UA) def. Mallory/N’tcha (SAM) 8-4
(5-8) Erin Routliffe (UA) def. Jazmin Britos (LT) 6-2, 6-3
(5-8) Erin Routliffe (UA) def. Stephanie Barnett (NSU) 6-0, 6-2
Emily Zabor (UA) def. Rachel Daniel (UAB) 6-0, 7-5
(3) Carolina Rohde-Moe (UM) def. Emily Zabor (UA) 7-6(7), 6-4
Danielle Spielmann (UA) def. Reka Muller (AU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Danielle Spielmann (UA) def. (9-16) Klaudia Gawlik (MNS) 7-5, 6-2
(5-8) Natalia Maynetto (UA) def. Jen Pfiefler (AU) 6-3, 6-2
(5-8) Natalia Maynetto (UA) def. Medy Blankvoort (ULM) 6-1, 6-3
(4) Klara Vyskocilova (TUL) def. Carmen Blanco (UA) 6-1, 6-2
Katya Nakonechnaya (NSU) def. Carmen Blanco (UA) 6-1, 6-3
(2) Mary Anne Daines (UA) def. Jacqui Katz (TUL) 6-1, 6-2
(2) Mary Anne Daines (UA) def. Alexandra Starkova (LT) 6-4, 6-3