Jiménez and Maguire Advance to Flights Doubles Finals

CATAMOUNTSPORTSDOTCOM Freshman Stacia Kissell picked up her two first collegiate victories Saturday.
CATAMOUNTSPORTSDOTCOM
Freshman Stacia Kissell picked up her two first collegiate victories Saturday.
CATAMOUNTSPORTSDOTCOM

Sept. 15, 2012

ELON, N.C. - The duo of Jiménez and Maguire move into the finals of the B-2 Doubles Flight for their win in the second day of the Elon Fall Invitational Saturday in Elon, N.C.

Jiménez and Maguire - after winning Friday in their first match, 8-1 - defeated North Carolina Central's Muamba and Aguilar, 8-4, to reach the finals against the mixed group of Baker (Elon) and Van de Berg (USC Upstate). The matchup is set for 9 a.m. on Sunday.

In singles play, Jiménez - who won her opening round match - fell to Elon's Maria Camara, 6-3, 6-1. Maguire, her doubles partner who also won her first match, won her first match Saturday with a convincing 6-1, 6-0 win over conference foe Alisha Burton of UNCG. In her second match, Maguire fell to N.C. Central's Aissa Mumba, 6-1, 6-3.

Freshman Stacia Kissell picked up her first two collegiate victories with her opening match win over N.C. Central's Olesya Palko. Kissell won 6-1, 6-1. In the second match of the day, Kissell faced Virginia Tech's Emily Lauten. Kissell won 6-4, 6-0. She will play conference rival Stephanie Falcon of UNCG Sunday at 10 a.m. for the consolation bracket championship in the A-1 Singles Flight.

Nicole Nielly fared similarly to her classmate Kissell as the freshman cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory of North Carolina A&T's Nianna Henry. Then, defeated NC A&T's Victoria Austin by default, advancing to Sunday's 9 a.m. final against teammate Shannon Bettiol. Bettiol advanced through the consolation bracket by defeating N.C. A&T's Unique Hawkins (6-1, 6-0) and then downing Virginia Tech's Marshal Temory (6-1, 6-2).

Freshman Sara Ruiz fell to N.C. A&T's Cayla Cross in a tough, three-set match, falling 7-5, 1-6, 5-10.

In more doubles action, the Catamount group of Ruiz and Kissell will play Virginia Tech' Lauten and Martinez-Marcos after defeating North Carolina A&T's Cross and Henry, 8-1. They will play at 9 a.m. Sunday.

 

 

All results from Sunday's action can be found at CatamountSports.com.

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