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Women’s Tennis Completes Day One at UNLV Invitational
Friday, September 23, 2011

LAS VEGAS, N.V. – The FGCU women’s tennis team finished Day One amid 100-degree autumn desert heat at the UNLV Invitational at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on Friday.

Sophomore Bettina Botha (Cape Town, South Africa/De Kuilen HS) fell in the round of 16 against No. 75 Caroline Rohde-Moe of Ole Miss, 6-1, 6-1. Botha earned a singles consolation match victory against Laura Bernard from Long Beach State, due to Bernard retiring with the match even at 5-5 in the first-set.

Junior Morgan Bechtel (Toledo, Ohio/St. Ursula Academy) lost a tough three-set match, 5-7, 7-5, 6-4, against Long Beach State’s Sarah Cantlay. Bechtel won the first set 7-5, before dropping the two remaining sets. The Tournament will continue tomorrow with two rounds of doubles and one round of singles, with the finals set for Sunday.

FLIGHT ONE- Singles Round of 16

(1) No. 75 Caroline Rohde-Moe (UM) def. Bettina Botha (FGCU) 6-1, 6-1

Sarah Pham (UU) def. Laura Bernard (LBSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Rachel Manesse (LBSU) def. (3) No. 117 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) 6-3, 6-2

Manon Sylvain (NMSU) def. Erin Stephens (UM) 6-2, 6-3

Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) def. Julia Jones (UM) 7-6, 6-3

(4) Anais Dallara (LBSU) def. Abby Guthrie (UM) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Callie Craig (UU) def. Iris Verboven (UM) 6-2, 6-3

(2) No. 95 Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Natalia Salum (NMSU) 6-2, 6-0

Singles Quarterfinals

(1) No. 75 Rohde-Moe (UM) def. Pham (UU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Manesse (LBSU) def. Sylvain (NMSU) 6-1, 6-0

(4) Dallara (LBSU) def. Pavlovic (UNLV) 7-5, 7-5

(2) No. 95 Batta (UNLV) def. Craig (UU) 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

FLIGHT TWO- Singles Quarterfinals

Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) def. Morgan Bechtel (FGCU) 5-7, 7-5, 6-4

Ginet Pinero (NMSU) def. Gabby Rangel (UM) 4-6, 7-5, 7-5

Manon de Lanlay (UNLV) def. Johanna Vang (NAU) 6-1, 6-1

Ania Jeczmionka (LBSU) def. Paige Keating (UM) 6-0, 6-0

FLIGHT THREE- Singles Quarterfinals

Ros-Polly Nguyen (NMSU) def. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Annemieke Witte (NMSU) def. Jen Evans (FGCU) 6-4, 6-4

Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) def. Ella Bourchier (UNLV) 6-3, 6-3

Denise Van Der Ben (NMSU) def. Alice Pacaut (NAU) 6-4, 6-4

FLIGHT FOUR- Singles Quarterfinals

Gyanna Mandic (FGCU) BYE

Nicole Perez (NAU) def. Mandy Mallen (NMSU) 6-0, 6-1

Jodie Williams (NMSU) def. Zhoe Solaun (FGCU) 6-1, 6-1

Gizele Doballah (NAU) BYE

Singles Consolation

Botha (FGCU) def. Bernard (LBSU) 5-5 retired

Stephens (UM) bye

Jones vs. Guthrie (UM) same team-not played

Verboven (UM) def. Salum (NMSU) 6-4, 6-3