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Doubles Team Earns Win at Day Two at UNLV Invitational
Saturday, September 24, 2011

LAS VEGAS, N.V. – The FGCU women’s tennis team completed Day Two at the UNLV Invitational at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on Saturday. Junior Morgan Bechtel (Toledo, Ohio/St. Ursula Academy) and sophomore Bettina Botha (Cape Town, South Africa/De Kuilen HS) earned a doubles victory.

Bechtel and Botha picked up their first doubles win of the fall season with an 8-5 win against Long Beach State’s Anna Jeczmionka and Karolina Rozenberg.

Senior Jen Evans (Fort Myers, Fla./Evangelical Christian HS) and Gyanna Mandic (Oshowa, Canada/Edison Academies) had an early 3-0 lead in their doubles match against Julia Jones and Iris Verboven, from Ole Miss. Evans and Mandic had broken serve twice but eventually fell, 8-5, to Jones and Verboven in the doubles quarter-finals.

The Tournament will conclude tomorrow with doubles and singles finals starting at 10 a.m.

Flight 4-Singles Semifinals

Nicole Perez (NAU) def. Gyanna Mandic (FGCU) 7-5, 6-1

Flight 1- Singles Consolation

Stephens (UM) def. Bettina Botha (FGCU) 6-1, 6-0

Flight 2- Singles Consolation

Vang (NAU) def. Morgan Bechtel (FGCU) 6-1, 6-2

Flight 3- Singles Consolation

Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Jen Evans (FGCU) 6-1, 6-4

Flight 4- Singles Consolation

Mallen (NMSU) def. Zhoe Solaun (FGCU) 6-4, 6-3

ADDED MATCHES

Witte (NMSU) def. Morgan Bechtel (FGCU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Quarterfinals

Julia Jones/Iris Verboven (Ole Miss) def Jen Evans/Gyanna Mandic (FGCU) 8-5

Doubles Semifinals

Morgan Bechtel/Bettina Botha (FGCU) def. Anna Jeczmionka/Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) 8-5