Oct. 30, 2013
Statesboro, Ga. - Stacia Kissell led the WCU women's tennis team at the Georgia Southern Fall Invitational Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Kissell fell in her opening around match, 6-1, 6-4, but finished the tournament with back-to-back wins to take the top spot in the 1A eight-player compass draw. She earned a 6-4, 6-3 win in the semifinal and won a tightly contested final match, 7-5, 6-4.
In the 2B draw, Nicole Nielly won her first round match 6-2, 6-1, but fell, 6-4, 6-3, in her second match - the semifinals. Neilly rallied and ended the event with a 2-6, 6-4, 10-7 win.
Sara Ruiz Pajares and Erin Maguire each picked up one win apiece. Pajares was in the 3A draw and won her first match, 6-1, 6-1, but dropped her second match, 7-5, 6-0, and third match, 6-2, 6-1. Maguire fell in her first match, 6-1, 6-2, but responded with a 6-1, 3-6, 10-7 win in her second match.
Katie Roslonowski opened the event with two losses, 6-2, 6-3, and 6-1, 6-3, but ended the tournament in the fifth draw with a 6-0, 6-0 win.
"I thought we did a really good job this weekend at GSU," head coach Michaela Kissell-Eddins said. "The competition was really deep, and we came away with some high quality wins. The girls should be proud of their improvements we've made this fall. I know they are excited to compete again next weekend at Wofford."
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