Women's Tennis Has Strong Saturday At Samford

Oct. 5, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – UAB freshman women’s tennis player Giovanna Baccarini highlighted an impressive day for the Blazers’ women’s tennis team on Saturday at the Samford Fall Invitational.

Baccarini is currently 2-0 in singles play at the event after she took a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Irina Constantinide from Middle Tennessee.

Sophomore Blazer Elaine Simon added a singles win on the day with a 6-2, 6-2 victory against MT’s Alexandra Torres, while Rachel Daniell added a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Tiffany William at the No. 1 singles spot.

In doubles, UAB’s tandem of  Daniell and Caroline Faught ran past their Samford counterparts, 8-3, and Baccarini and Amy Lowther took an 8-4 triumph in doubles.

“We performed well in doubles,” head coach Lisa Jackson said. “We played a great Middle Tennessee team, and it was good to see what we need to work on.”

UAB will be back in action on Sunday in the final day of the Samford Fall Invite.