LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Five Longhorns tallied semifinal victories to advance to the finals of their respective singles brackets Saturday at the UNLV Fall Invitational.
Senior Vanja Corovic rallied for a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 win over UNLV’s Nives Pavlovic in the flight one semifinals. Corovic will take on UNLV’s Kristina Nedeltcheva in Sunday’s finals. Freshman Aeriel Ellis defeated Missouri’s Kaitlyn Ritchie in the flight two semifinals and will take on UNLV’s Jana Albers in the finals on Sunday.
Junior Maggie Mello was victorious in the flight three semifinals, where she blanked Missouri’s Danielle Day, 6-0, 6-0. Mello will take on UNLV’s Adrienne Hidvegi in Sunday’s finals. The flight four singles finals will pit a pair of Longhorns against each other. Junior Amanda Craddock advanced after UNLV’s Alisa Razina retired after the first set. Senior Stephanie Davison advanced with a 6-0, 6-1 win over UNLV’s Ella Bourchier.
The Longhorns went on to sweep the finals of the four doubles brackets. Damico and Craddock teamed up for an 8-6 win over UNLV’s Kristina Nedeltcheva and Jana Albers, while Corovic and Davison joined for an 8-6 win over Northern Arizona’s Orisa Golovics and Malia Wahinepio.
Mello and junior Caroline Larsson defeated UNLV’s Nives Pavlovic and Adrienne Hidvegi by an 8-3 count in flight three, and Ellis teamed up with senior Sarah Lancaster to post an 8-4 win in flight four over Northern Arizona’s Aimee Oki and Nicole Perez.
Flight 1 Singles Semifinals
#65 Vanja Corovic (UT) def. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) – 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Flight 1 Singles Consolation
Krista Damico (UT) def. Mallory Weber (UM) – 6-1, 6-0
Flight 2 Singles Semifinals
Jana Albers (UNLV) def. Caroline Larsson (UT) – 7-6, 6-2
Aeriel Ellis (UT) def. Kaitlyn Ritchie (UM) – 7-6, 6-0
Flight 3 Singles Semifinals
Maggie Mello (UT) def. Danielle Day (UM) – 6-0, 6-0
Adrienne Hidvegi (UNLV) def. Sarah Lancaster (UT) – 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Flight 4 Singles Semifinals
Amanda Craddock (UT) def. Alisa Razina (UNLV) – 6-0, ret.
Stephanie Davison (UT) def. Ella Bourchier (UNLV) – 6-0, 6-1
Flight 1 Doubles Finals
Damico/Craddock (UT) def. Kristina Nedeltcheva/Jana Albers (UNLV) – 8-6
Flight 2 Doubles Finals
Corovic/Davison (UT) def. Orisa Golovics/Malia Wahinepio (NAU) – 8-6
Flight 3 Doubles Finals
Mello/Larsson (UT) def. Nives Pavlovic/Adrienn Hidvegi (UNLV) – 8-3
Flight 4 Doubles Finals
Ellis/Lancaster (UT) def. Aimee Oki/Nicole Perez (NAU) – 8-4
Flight 4 Singles Consolation
Abby Liu (UT) def. Nicole Briceno (SMU) – 6-1, 7-6 (2)
Flight 6 Singles Semifinals
Maya Zein-El-Abdin (UT) def. Marcela Fonseca (Tulane) – 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
Flight 7 Singles Semifinals
Carlene Leyden (UT) def. Nikola Matovicova (UT-Arlington) – 6-1, 6-1
Flight 8 Singles Semifinals
Julia Wiegand (UT) def. Channel McGregor (SMU) – 6-1, 6-2
Flight 2 Doubles Consolation
Wiegand/Zein-El-Abdin (UT)( def. Dvorak/Hamlin (Tulane) – 8-6
Flight 3 Doubles Consolation
Gambrell/Zmak (DePaul) def. Liu/Leyden (UT) – 8-3