Pirate Tennis Sweeps Doubles at Davidson Invitational

Melis Tanik

Sep 8, 2013

DAVIDSON, N.C. - The East Carolina women's tennis team swept doubles at the Davidson Invitational over the weekend and senior Melis Tanik went undefeated in both singles and doubles. The invitational pitted the Pirates against Campbell University, Gardner-Webb University and host Davidson College.

Tanik captured flight one singles with a solid performance as she held each opponent to under five games. The Raleigh, N.C., native paired with freshman Samantha Light to capture flight three doubles.

"Melis was extremely impressive at the number one singles position," said head coach Tom Morris. "She stepped up her game and really played well the whole weekend."

Freshman Emily Groenveld secured flight four singles after she defeated Davidson's Sarah Stein 10-0 in a third set tiebreaker.

"It was the last match of the tournament and coach told me the tiebreaker was a matter of who wanted it more," Groenveld said. "I played a clean tiebreaker, and I'm happy with my results this past weekend."

In doubles action, Groenveld teamed up with fellow freshman Michelle Castro to tie for first in flight one doubles with Campbell and Davidson.

Sophomore Nicole LaDuca and Castro suffered their lone singles losses to Campbell at flights two and three, respectively, after securing wins over Davidson and Gardner-Webb. LaDuca paired with freshman Maria Storozheva to sweep flight two in doubles.

"Our goal this weekend was to win all the doubles flights, and we did that," Morris said. "I look forward to getting back on the court with the girls to work hard for our upcoming tournaments."



The Lady Pirates next action will be at the Charlotte Invitational on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13.


Flight 1
Karolina Chernaya (CU) def. Brites Moniz-Soares (DC), 3-6, 7-5 (10-7)
Melis Tanik (ECU) def. Yasmine Doost (GW), 6-1, 6-1
Brites Moniz-Soares (DC) def. Yasmine Doost (GW), 6-1, 6-3
Melis Tanik (ECU) def. Karolina Chernaya (CU), 6-2, 6-2
Melis Tanik (ECU def. Brites Moniz-Soares (DC), 6-1, 6-4
Karolina Chernaya (CU) def. Yasmine Doost (GW), 6-0, 6-2
Melis Tanik (ECU) wins Flight 1

Flight 2
Nell Gaigher (CU) def. Laina Cummer (DC), 3-6, 6-4, (13-11)
Nicole LaDuca (ECU) def. Lenny Lunde (GW), 6-1, 6-4
Laina Cummer (DC) def. Jenny Lunde (GW), 6-3, 6-3
Nell Gaigher (CU) def. Nicole LaDuca (ECU), 6-3, 6-2
Nicole LaDuca (ECU) def. Laina Cummer (DC), 7-5, 6-4
Nell Gaigher (CU) def. Jenny Lunde (GW), 6-2, 2-6, (10-7)
Nell Gaigher (CU) wins Flight 2

Flight 3
Tamara Stanic (CU def. Nisha Crouser (DC), 6-4, 6-4
Michelle Castro (ECU) def. Ronia Hutterli (GW), 6-1, 1-6, (10-5)
Nisha Crouser (DC) def. Ronia Hutterli (GW), 6-3, 7-6
Tamara Stanic (CU) def. Michelle Castro (ECU), 6-3, 6-3
Michelle Castro (ECU) def. Nisha Crouser (DC), 6-0, 6-0
Tamara Stanic (CU) def. Ronia Hutterli (GW), 6-3, 6-3
Tamara Stanic (CU) wins Flight 3

Flight 4
Sarah Stein (DC) def. Ana Ortiz (CU), 7-5, 6-1
Emily Groeneveld (ECU) def. Valeria Popko (GW), 6-2, 6-0
Sarah Stein (DC) def. Valeria Popko (GW), 6-1, 6-2
Emily Groeneveld (ECU) def. Ana Ortiz (CU), 6-0, 6-3 vEmily Groeneveld (ECU) def. Sarah Stein (DC), 7-5, 3-6, (10-0)
Ana Ortiz (CU) def. Valeria Popko (GW), 7-5, 6-4
Emily Groeneveld (ECU) wins Flight 4

Flight 5
Ewa Telenga (CU) def. Jenna Brunner (DC), 7-6, 6-1
Rokia Sacko (GW) def. Samantha Light (ECU), 7-5, 6-3
Jenna Brunner (DC) def. Rokia Sacko (GW), 6-2, 6-3
Ewa Telenga (CU) def. Samantha Light (ECU), 6-0, 6-4
Jenna Brunner (DC) def. Samantha Light (ECU), 6-3, 6-0
Ewa Telenga (CU) def. Rokia Sacko (GW), 6-4, 6-2
Ewa Telenga (CU) wins Flight 5

Flight 6
Claudia Ortiz (CU) def. Courtney McCray (DC), 6-3, 6-1
Catherine White (GW) def. Dana Gray (ECU), 7-6, 3-6, (10-7)
Catherine white (GW) def. Courtney McCray (DC), 6-0, 6-2
Claudia Ortiz (CU) def. Dana Gray (ECU), 6-4, 6-3
Dana Gray (DC) def. Courtney McCray (DAV), 6-2, 6-1
Claudia Ortiz (CU) def. Catherine white (GW), 6-4, 7-6
Claudia Ortiz (CU) wins Flight 6

Flight 7
Maria Storozheva (ECU) def. Mary walker Mixon (GW), 5-4, ret.
Kirsten Renz (CU) def. Maria Storozheva (ECU), 6-3, 6-7, (10-7)

Flight 8
Kirsten Renz (CU) def. Scarlett Walston (ECU), 7-5, 6-2
Scarlett Walston (ECU) def. Caroline Lindsey (CU), 6-2, 6-4
Kristen Renz (CU) tops Flight 7 & 8


Flight 1
Moniz-Soares/Cummer (DC) def. Doost/Lunde (GW), 8-5
Groeneveld/Castro (ECU) def. Chernaya/Gaigher (CU), 8-6
Chernaya/Gaigher (CU) def. Doost/Hutteri (GW), 9-7
Moniz-Soares/Cummer (DC) def. Groeneveld/Castro (ECU), 8-3
Chernaya/Gaigher (CU) def. Moniz-Soares/Cummer (DC), 8-4
Groeneveld/Castro (ECU) def. Lunde/Hutterli (GW), 8-3
DC, ECU, CU tie Flight 1

Flight 2
Crouser/Stein (DC) def. Hutterli/Sacko (GW), 8-5
Storozheva/LaDuca (ECU) def. Stanic/C. Ortiz (CU), 8-2
Storozheva/LaDuca (ECU) def. Crouser/Stein (DC), 8-5
Lunde/Sacko (GW) def. Stanic/C. Ortiz (CU), 9-8 (7-1)
Stanic/C. Ortiz (CU) def. Crouser/Stein (DC), 8-2
Storozheva/LaDuca (ECU) def. Stancui/Sacko, 8-5
ECU wins Flight 2

Flight 3
Popko/White (GW) def. Held/Brunner (DC), 8-2
Tanik/Light (ECU) def. Afridi/A. Ortiz (CU), 8-5
Tanik/Light (ECU) def. Brunner/McCray (DC), 8-2
Afridi/A. Ortiz (CU) def. White/Mixon (GW), 8-6
Afridi/A. Ortiz (CU) def. Brunner/McCray (DC), 8-3
Tanik/Light (ECU) def. Doost/White (GW), 8-2
ECU wins Flight 3

Flight 4
Telenga/Renz (CU) def. Gray/Walston (ECU), 8-5
Gray/Walston (ECU) def. Papko (GW)/Lindsey (CU), 8-0
Gray/Walston (ECU) def. Papko (GW)/Renz (CU), 8-4
ECU wins Flight 4