Oct. 20, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.--The UAB women's tennis team concluded the second day of the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships as the duo of senior Isabel Fernandez and freshman Elaine Simon remained undefeated in the tournament with a pair of wins Saturday. The three-day is being held at the University of Alabama Tennis Stadium.
"I am happy with the overall performance of the girls today, in particular the doubles play of Isabel and Elaine," head coach Lisa Jackson said. "The girls' effort and attitude continues to improve along with their play on the court."
Fernandez and Simon picked up their first win of the day in the second round of the B Doubles draw, defeating Auburn's Lauren Levant and Ashley Kitchen, 8-2. The duo continued their winning ways with another 8-2 win in the third round, over Samford's AnnMarie Lyon and Sarah Gail Niebur.
In singles action, Fernandez, competing in the third round of the A Singles Consolation Draw, defeated Northwestern State's Andrea Nedorostova 7-5, 6-7(7), 10-7. On Sunday, the Gijon, Spain native will take on Tulane's Emma Levy in the quarterfinals.
Also in the A Singles Consolation Draw, sophomore Rachel Daniell topped LSU's Caroline Hudson 6-1, 6-0, and will face Alabama's Emily Zabor in the quarterfinals on Sunday.
In the B Singles Consolation Draw, senior Menanteau Moolman defeated Ole Miss' Paige Keating 6-3. 6-2 in the second round, and will face Tulane's Jaqui Katz in the consolation finals on Sunday.
Matches will resume Sunday at 9 a.m. CT.
Doubles (Second Round)
Caroline Faught/Amy Lowther (UAB) def. Hila Elster/Ipek Birol (Tulane) 8-5
Kaitlin Burns/Ariel Morton (LSU) def. Rachel Daniell/Menanteau Moolman (UAB) 8-2
Isabel Fernandez/Elaine Simon (UAB) def. Lauren Levant/Ashley Kitchen (Auburn) 8-2
Doubles (Third Round)
Plamena Kurteva/Michala Kucharova (Auburn) def. Caroline Faught/Amy Lowther (UAB) 8-4
Isabel Fernandez/Elaine Simon (UAB) def. AnnMarie Lyon/Sarah Gail Niebur (Samford) 8-2
Singles (Third Round)
Isabel Fernandez (UAB) def. Andrea Nedorostova (Northwestern State) 7-5, 6-7(7), 10-7
Rachel Daniell (UAB) def. Caroline Hudson (LSU) 6-1, 6-0
Menanteau Moolman (UAB) def. Paige Keating (Ole Miss) 6-3, 6-2