Oct. 21, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ----- The UAB women's tennis team concluded play Sunday at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships as sophomore Rachel Daniell highlighted the Blazers' action with her quarterfinal win in singles play.
Daniell, from Douglasville, Ga., rallied to defeat Alabama's Emily Zabor, 1-6, 6-3, 11-9, to earn a spot in the semifinals of the A Division consolation draw. Daniell's bid to reach the finals came up short later in the day when she fell to Tulane's Emma Levy, 6-1, 6-3.
Levy had advanced to the semifinals with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Daniell's UAB teammate, Isabel Fernandez.
Daniell's path to reach Sunday's semifinals did not come easily. After losing a three-set decision in the first round Friday to No. 5 seed of Ole Miss' Julia Jones, Daniell bounced back to win three straight matches to advance to the consolation quarterfinals.
In other Blazer singles action Sunday, Menandeau Moolman's effort to claim the B Division consolation singles title was denied as she lost a tight three-set match to Jacqui Katz of Tulane, 2-6, 6-0, 10-7.
"Its been great to see the progression of the girls throughout the fall," said UAB head coach Lisa Jackson, "and I know that the girls will continue to improve until we reach the dual match season."
"A" Division Consolation Singles (Quarterfinals)
Rachel Daniell (UAB) def. Emily Zabor (Alabama) 1-6, 6-3, 11-9
Emma Levy (Tulane) def. Isabel Fernandez (UAB) 7-5, 6-7(7), 10-7
"A" Division Consolation Singles (Semifinals)
"B" Division Consolation Singles (Final)
Levy (Tulane) def. Daniell (UAB) 6-1, 6-3
Jacqui Katz (Tulane) def. Menandeau Moolman (UAB) 2-6, 6-0, 10-7