Texas at UNLV Invitational

Seven Longhorns advance in their respective singles brackets in Las Vegas.

Texas opened fall play Friday with 16 singles and doubles victories at the UNLV Fall Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev., and the Rice Invitational in Houston.

Seven Longhorns advanced in their respective singles brackets at UNLV. Senior Vanja Corovic blanked Missouri’s Jaimie Mera in her flight one singles opener, 6-0, 6-0, and junior Caroline Larsson added a 6-3, 6-2 flight-two quarterfinal win over New Mexico State’s Aleksa Costa. Freshman Aeriel Ellis defeated Northern Arizona’s Yumi Hasegawa by a 6-2, 6-0 count in flight two.

Junior Maggie Mello and senior Sarah Lancaster added straight-set singles wins in flight three, as did senior Stephanie Davison and junior Amanda Craddock in flight four. The Longhorns added one doubles win in each of the four doubles flights.

Sophomores Julia Wiegand, Carlene Leyden and Maya Zein-El-Abdin added singles wins in their respective flights at the Rice Invitational.

Texas continues play Saturday at UNLV and Rice.

UNLV Fall Invitational
Flight 1 Quarterfinals
#65 Vanja Corovic (UT) def. Jaimie Mera (UM) – 6-0, 6-0
Sophia Marks (NMSU) def. Krista Damico (UT) – 6-3, 6-4

Flight 2 Quarterfinals
Caroline Larsson (UT) def. Aleksa Costa (NMSU) – 6-3, 6-2
Aeriel Ellis (UT) def. Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) – 6-2, 6-0

Flight 3 Quarterfinals
Maggie Mello (UT) def. Malia Wahinepio (NAU) – 6-2, 6-3
Sarah Lancaster (UT) def. Sophia Ayala (UM) – 6-3, 6-1

Flight 4 Quarterfinals
Amanda Craddock (UT) def. Natalie Salum (NMSU) – 6-1, 6-2
Stephanie Davison (UT) def. Maureen Modesto (UM) – 6-4, 6-1

Doubles
Flight 1 Semifinals
Damico/Craddock (UT) def. Sophia Marks/Aleksa Costa (NMSU) – 8-3

Flight 2 Semifinals
Corovic/Davison (UT) def. Kaitlyn Ritchie/Kristen Bleakley (UM) – 8-3

Flight 3 Semifinals
Mello/Larsson (UT) def. Humi Hasegawa/Ana Mendes (NAU) – 8-1

Flight 4 Semifinals
Ellis/Lancaster (UT) def. Sofia Ayala/Danielle Day (UM) – 8-5

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