Tide Advances to Finals at Southern Regional Championships

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Alexa Guarachi
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Alexa Guarachi
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Oct. 21, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The women’s tennis team will be represented in the singles and doubles finals of the 2012 USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships on Monday, with a spot in the National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships on the line.

Alabama’s Alexa Guarachi and Mary Anne Macfarlane came back from a pair of early breaks to win their doubles match over Tulane’s Caroline Magnusson and Caroline Thornton, 8-6, to advance to the finals.

In singles, Guarachi knocked off Auburn’s Jackie Kasler, 6-3, 6-3, in the quarterfinals before cruising to a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mississippi’s Julia Jones in the semifinals. The Tide’s Natalia Maynetto also won her quarterfinals match, posting a 7-6(3), 6-3 win against the Tulane’s Klara Vyskocilova, the tournament’s No. 3 seed. In her semifinal match, Maynetto battled through some long games, but came up short, falling 6-1, 7-6(2) to No. 2 seed Caroline Rohde Moe of Mississippi.

Monday’s doubles final will take place at 9 a.m. CT. The singles final will go on court shortly after the conclusion of doubles.

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RESULTS
Doubles
(1) Alexa Guarachi/Mary Anne Macfarlane (UA) def. (4) Caroline Magnusson/Caroline Thornton (Tulane) 8-6

Singles
(1) Alexa Guarachi (UA) def. Jackie Kasler (AU) 6-3, 6-3
(1) Alexa Guarachi (UA) def. (5) Julia Jones (UM) 6-1, 6-3
Natalia Maynetto (UA) def. (3) Klara Vyskocilova (Tulane) 7-6(3), 6-3
(2) Caroline Rohde Moe (UM) def. Natalia Maynetto (UA) 6-1, 7-6(2)
Rachel Daniel (UAB) def. Emily Zabor (UA) 1-6, 6-3, 11-9