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Kissell Paces Women's Tennis Elon Fall Tennis Invitational to Open Fall Play

Stacis Kissell led the Catamounts women's tennis team in their fall opener.

Sept. 17, 2013

Complete Results

Elon, N.C. - The Western Carolina women's tennis team opened the fall schedule with the Elon Fall Tennis Invitational over the weekend with Stacia Kissell picking up a third place finish in the A-1 singles flight.

In the A-1 singles flight, Kissell advanced to the semifinals. Kissell won her opening match over Jordan Johnston of Elon, 6-3, 6-4, then defeated Ericka Rivero 6-2, 6-3 before falling to Isabel von Stryk from USC Upstate 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. Kissell ended with a third place finish.

In the A-2 singles flight, Nicole Nielly rebound after an opening round loss to Bryn Khoury from Elon, 6-1, 6-2, to reel off a 6-1, 6-2 win over Talia Rojas of USC Upstate.

In the A-3 singles flight, Shannon Bettiol won her opening match 6-4, 6-4 over Ekin Gunaysu from Winthrop, but fell in the quarterfinals 6-0, 6-1 to Giula Andreazza from ETSU. Erin Maguire also won her opening round match in the B-1 singles flight, 6-3, 6-1 over Tamara Jeremic from North Carolina Central, but she too fell in the quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-2 to Salma Dahbi from East Tennessee State.

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