Sept. 15, 2012
STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Two full rounds of doubles and the opening-round singles matches are in the books as the Army women's tennis team opened the 2012-13 season at the Stony Brook Classic. Senior co-captain Erin Colton and junior Jamila Paul advanced to the Flight A doubles semifinals, while both winning their first-round Flight A singles matches as well.
In addition to Colton and Paul, rookie Carolyn Pitman and sophomore Haley O'Connor remain alive in the main draw Flight B doubles bracket after recording a pair of Friday wins.
In an event featuring 10 teams, the tournament's singles brackets were played in an eight-game pro set format. Colton and Paul won opening-round matches in the top flight, including Paul's defeat of Navy's Erin Snook, 8-4.
Four other Black Knights recorded singles victories during Friday's action. Senior co-captain Larraine Saavedra won her play-in match and went on to advance to the second round with an 8-6 win over Stony Brook's Chloe Pike. Rookies Gabriella Spindler, Eva Sung and Haley O'Connor all picked up their first collegiate victories.
Play resumes at the Stony Brook Classic all day Saturday and will be followed by Sunday's finals.
Flight A Singles
Erin Colton (Army) def. Jen Newman (Amherst), 8-3
Jamila Paul (Army) def. Erin Snook (Navy), 8-4
Flight B Singles
Dina Guzairova (FDU) def. Carolyn Pitman (Army), 8-4
Lisa Maas (LIU) def. Magaret Iliev (Army), no score reported
Flight C Singles
Gabriella Spindler (Army) def. Zoe Pangalos (Amherst), 8-6
Larraine Saavedra (Army) def. Jennifer Ho (Colgate), 8-6
Larraine Saavedra (Army) def. Chloe Pike (Stony Brook), 8-6
Flight D Singles
Eva Sung (Army) def. Elizaveta Sadovinkova (URI), 8-1
Lisa Ventimiglia (Marist) def. Alyssa Hanson (Army), 8-4
Flight E Singles
Haley O’Connor (Army) def. Lauren Benoit (URI), 8-0
Flight A Doubles
Margaret Iliev/Maya Parker (Army) def. Alex Petrini/Jennifer Ho (Colgate), 8-6
Nini Lagvilava/Polina Movchan (Stony Brook) def. Margaret Iliev/Maya Parker (Army), 8-6
Erin Colton/Jamila Paul (Army) def. Kelsey Shea/Merideth Rock (Colgate), 8-3
Erin Colton/Jamila Paul (Army) def. Sanne Louwers/Taysha Blessington (LIU), 9-8 (5)
Flight B Doubles
Larraine Saavedra/Kelly Daniel (Army) def. Irma Rodriguez Lockwood/Jovana Hadzi-Tanovic (Bryant), 8-4
Caroline Richman/Safi Aly (Amherst) def. Larraine Saavedra/Kelly Daniel (Army), 8-5
Carolyn Pitman/Haley O’Connor (Army) def. Kelsey Wanhainen/Lexi Lazares (Colgate), 8-2
Carolyn Pitman/Haley O’Connor (Army) def. Ghosh/Monteagudo (unk), 8-2