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Pair of Lady’Backs win title matches

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Pair of Lady’Backs win title matches

Williamsburg, Va.—Aurelija Miseviciute and Ela Kaluder remain undefeated in their young collegiate tennis careers as they both won their respective flight championship matches Sunday at the William and Mary Classic in Williamsburg, Va. Miseviciute earned Flight A champion status by winning amongst a tough field that included six ranked players in her flight alone. She faced three of those ranked players, beginning with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Penn’s No. 112 Yulia Revelis in second round and continuing with a win against Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 22 Marianna Yuferova in the semifinals. In the A Flight championship match against No. 108 Jenna Long of North Carolina, Miseviciute gained the upper hand with a first set tiebreaker win, 7-6(5). Long rallied in the second to win, 6-2, but Miseviciute prevailed in the third to win the match and the flight, 6-3. As a two seed, Kaluder also looked confident in the E Flight championship match. After opening round wins over Winthrop’s Patricia Coimbra and Richmond’s Ashlee Vosters, Kaluder notched an impressive straight-set win in the semifinals over Penn’s Carolina Stanislawski. In the finals, Kaluder cruised to an E Flight title with a 6-2, 6-1 win against Texas Tech’s Katja Kovacic. In doubles, the Miseviciute and Kaluder took the A Flight doubles consolation match against Duke’s Melissa Mang and Jessi Robinson, 8-4. At the same time on Sunday in Oxford, Miss., Lindsey Brown was busy winning a flight championship match of her own in the Silver flight singles flight consolation bracket. Despite losing in the opening round of Silver Flight singles action, Brown remained poised on her way to winning the Silver Flight singles consolation championship match over South Alabama’s Marion Lehmann. Brown won a close first set, 7-5, but was at the wrong end of a 6-3 effort in the second. In the third set, Brown came out firing en route to a 6-2 consolation win. In Oxford doubles, sophomores Audrey Bordeleau and Maryori Franco took top honors in the Red Flight doubles consolation championship match. The Lady Razorback pair cruised on Sunday to an 8-2 victory over Southern Mississippi’s Sherry Price and Ali Blackett. “This was a really encouraging weekend for us,” said Arkansas head coach Michael Hegarty. “We got a lot of match play and we some definite positives out there.” The Lady’Backs continue fall play next weekend in Columbia, Mo at the Missouri Collegiate Classic. For more information concerning Arkansas tennis or any other Lady’Back sport, please visit www.LADYBACKS.comWilliam and Mary ClassicWilliamsburg, Va. Sunday, September 18, 2005SinglesFlight A Singles Final – Aurelija Miseviciute, ARK def. No. 108 Jenna Long, UNC, 7-6(5), 2-6, 6-3Flight E Singles Final – Ela Kaluder, ARK def. Katja Kovacoc, TTU, 6-2, 6-1DoublesFlight A Consolation Final – Aurelija Miseviciute/Ela Kaluder, ARK def. Melissa Mang/Jessi Robinson, Duke, 8-4Lady Rebel Invitational Final resultsOxford, Miss. Sunday, September 18, 2005SinglesWhite Draw Final – Renee Joseph, MSU def. Audrey Bordeleau, ARK 6-2, 6-3Silver Consolation Final – Lindsey Brown, ARK def. Marion Lehmann, USA 7-5, 3-6, 6-2DoublesRed Consolation Final – Maryori Franco/Audrey Bordeleau, ARK def. Sherry Price/Ali Blackett, USM 8-2



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