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MSU Women’s Tennis Completes Day One Of Debbie Southern Fall Classic

September 22, 2017

MSU Women’s Tennis Completes Day One Of Debbie Southern Fall Classic

Junior Caroline Kelly went undefeated to conclude day one of the Debbie Southern Fall Classic.

GREENVILLE, S.C. – After the first day of play at the Debbie Southern Fall Classic Friday, the Mississippi State women’s tennis team is 3-3 in doubles play and 3-2 in singles after its first competition of the 2017-18 campaign.

GREENVILLE, S.C. – After the first day of play at the Debbie Southern Fall Classic Friday, the Mississippi State women’s tennis team is 3-3 in doubles play and 3-2 in singles after its first competition of the 2017-18 campaign.
 
“Today provided us with just the right level of challenges,” head coach Daryl Greenan said. “We picked up some solid wins. There were definitely some highlights, but there were also some matches where we could tell we hadn’t played a tournament match in a long time. The girls’ hearts were definitely in the right place. We just need to learn from today and battle hard tomorrow.”
 
Doubles play started off with the MSU tandem of freshman Magda Adaloglou and junior Caroline Kelly going undefeated in Flight 4. The duo first defeated Furman’s Hannah Ferrett and Anna Walter 8-4 before outlasting North Carolina’s Maggie Kane and Cassandra Vazquez 8-7(4). The MSU duo will face Texas’ Chelsea Crovetti and Katie Poluta Saturday in the final round of that flight’s round robin.
 
In Flight 1, State’s duo of juniors Janina Braun and Anastasia Rentouli upset Texas’ 45th-ranked Petra Granic and Bojana Markovic 8-5 in the first round. In the semifinals, the tandem fell to Ohio State’s Shiori Fukuda and Maria Tyrina 8-2. They will face the winner between Wake Forest’s Eliza Omirou and Anna Ulyashchenko and North Carolina’s Makenna Jones and Chloe Ouellet-Pizer Sunday in the third place match. 
 
MSU’s tandem of sophomore Sara Lizariturry and senior Khrystyna Vozniak fell to Ohio State’s Mary Beth Hurley and Olivia Sneed 8-4 in their Flight 2 opener Friday. They were then downed by Texas’ Marta Perez Mur and Dani Wagland 8-1. Lizariturry and Vozniak will meet Florida State’s Nandini Das and Ariana Rahmanparast on Saturday for the seventh place match. 
 
Singles proceeded after the doubles session was completed.
 
State’s newcomer Adaloglou fell in a tough three-set battle to North Carolina’s 65th-ranked Makenna Jones 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 in her Flight 1 opener and MSU singles debut. She will face Ohio State’s Shiori Fukuda Saturday in the consolation first round. In Flight 2, MSU’s Rentouli persevered against Furman’s Katty Weymouth in three sets 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 and will meet Ohio State’s Olivia Sneed on Saturday in the semifinals of that draw.
 
State’s Braun fell in straight sets to Clemson’s Tate Schroeder 6-1, 6-3 in her Flight 3 opener. On Saturday, she is set to play Florida State’s Nandini Das in the consolation first round. In Flight 5, Bulldog Lizariturry came from behind to defeat Wake Forest’s Anna Ulyaschenko 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. She will match up with Vanderbilt’s Summer Dvorak in Saturday’s semifinals. 
 
In Flight 9, MSU’s Kelly also had an exciting come-from-behind victory against Furman’s Walter 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, making the junior the only Bulldog to go undefeated overall on the fall’s opening day. She will face Vanderbilt’s Payton Robinette on Saturday.
 
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MSU Women’s Tennis Results at the 2017 Debbie Southern Fall Classic – Day 1
September 22, 2017 – Greenville, S.C.
 
Doubles
Flight 1
First Round – Janina Braun/Anastasia Rentouli (MSU) def. #45 Petra Granic/Bojana Markovic (Texas)?8-5
Semifinals – Shiori Fukuda/Maria Tyrina (Ohio State) def. Janina Braun/Anastasia Rentouli (MSU) 8-2
Flight 2 
First Round – Mary Beth Hurley/Olivia Sneed (Ohio State) def. Sara Lizariturry/Khrystyna Vozniak (MSU) 8-4
First Round (Consolation) – Marta Perez Mur/Dani Wagland (Texas) def. Sara Lizariturry/Khrystyna Vozniak (MSU) 8-1
Flight 4
First Round – Magda Adaloglou/Caroline Kelly (MSU) def. Hannah Ferrett/Anna Walter (Furman) 8-4
Second Round – Magda Adaloglou/Caroline Kelly (MSU) def. Maggie Kane/Cassandra Vazquez (North Carolina) 8-7(4)
 
Singles
Flight 1
First Round – #65 Makenna Jones (North Carolina) def. Magda Adaloglou (MSU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Flight 2
First Round – Anastasia Rentouli (MSU) def. Katty Weymouth (Furman) 7-5, 3-6, 7-5
Flight 3
First Round – Tate Schroeder (Clemson) def. Janina Braun (MSU) 6-1, 6-3
Flight 5
First Round – Sara Lizariturry (MSU) def. Anna Ulyaschenko (Wake Forest) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Flight 9
First Round – Caroline Kelly (MSU) def. Anna Walter (Furman) 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
 

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