Sept. 16, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Four freshmen members of the Virginia women’s tennis team advanced in the winner’s bracket in singles play on Friday in opening-day action at the Duke Bonk Invitational hosted by Duke University.
Hunter Bleser (New Braunfels, Texas), Camille Favero (Sacramento, Calif.), Chloe Gullickson (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and Rosie Johanson (Abbotsford, British Columbia) all claimed victory in first-round action, setting up semifinal matches in singles on Saturday.
Juniors Teodora Radosavljevic (Belgrade, Serbia) and Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.V.), and sophomores Meghan Kelley (Falmouth, Maine) and Erica Susi (Vero Beach, Fla.) will all play in the consolation semifinals on Saturday.
In doubles action, the pairing of Gullickson and Johanson will play in the third-place match of their bracket on Saturday. The duo of Kelley and Mercer will play in the consolation finals along with the duo of Bleser and Favero, while the pairing of Radosavljevic and Susi will play in the third-place match of the consolation bracket.
Sara Daavettila (UNC) def. Cassie Mercer (UVA), 6-2, 6-2
Mercer vs. Seda Aarantekin (TCU), Saturday
Chloe Gullickson (UVA) def. Caroline Wegner (TCU), 6-2, 6-3
Gullickson vs. Peggy Porter (Florida), Saturday
Rosie Johanson (UVA) def. Cassandra Vazquez (UNC), 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Johanson vs. Josie Kuhlman (Florida), Saturday
Anna Rogers (NC State) def. Erica Susi (UVA), 6-2, 7-5
Susi vs. Janina Braun (VCU), Saturday
Hunter Bleser (UVA) def. Christina Makarova (Duke), 6-4 6-1
Bleser vs. Donika Bashota (TCU), Saturday
Ansley Speaks (Furman) def.vMeghan Kelley (UVA), 6-2, 6-4
Kelley vs. Maggie Kane (UNC), Saturday
Camille Favero (UVA) def. Alexis Pereira (TCU), 6-0, 6-3
Favero vs. Alexa Graham (UNC), Saturday
Kourtney Keegan (Florida) def. Teodora Radosavljevic (UVA), 6-4, 6-2
Radosavljevic vs. Rebecca Smaller (Duke), Saturday
Gullickson/Johanson (UVA) def. Epstein/Madcur (Miami), 8-4
Scholl/Smith (Duke) def. Gullickson/Johanson (UVA), 8-5
Gullickson/Johanson vs. Daavettila/Jones (UNC), Saturday
Daavettila/Jones (UNC) def. Bleser/Favero (UVA), 8-1
Bleser/Favero (UVA) def. Foster/Owens (LSU), 8-7 (7)
Bleser/Favero vs. Epstein/Madcur (Miami), Saturday
Cinseros/Rogers (NC State) def. Kelley/Mercer (UVA), 8-7 (13)
Kelley/Mercer (UVA) def. Arantekin/Wegner (TCU), 8-5
Kelley/Mercer (UVA) vs. Chi/Hamlin (Duke), Saturday
Bashota/Norris (TCU) def. Radosavljevic/Susi (UVA), 8-7 (4)
Makarova/Smaller (Duke) def. Radosavljevic/Susi (UVA), 8-3
Radosavljevic/Susi (UVA) vs. Reami/Wiktorin (NC State), Saturday