Pirates Turn In Strong Showing At NC State
Sept. 27, 2007
RALEIGH, N.C. - Led by senior Luiza Borges's title in the 2B flight and freshman Tamara Sachs' championship in the B3 bracket, the East Carolina women's tennis team put forth a solid effort at the Residence Inn North Wolfpack invitational held inside the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center last weekend. The Pirates accumulated 14 singles victories and seven doubles wins in their first fall tournament.
Borges dropped just one set on her way to the championship, defeating George Washington's Jenny Gomez (3-6, 6-3, 6-3), South Carolina Upstate's Emilia Milovancovic (6-4, 6-3) and West Virginia's Staley Percival (6-4, 6-4). Fellow senior Mireia Gol reached the championship of the A2 bracket, but fell to NC State's Catherine Grotz (6-2, 7-6/3). Another senior, Hannah Priest, also qualified for her flight final, but lost to West Virginia's Gabriela Blaskuvicova (7-5, 7-6) after defeating Liberty's Fabiana Gouveia (6-2, 6-3) and Campbell's Tanya Ahuja (7-5, 2-6, 6-4).
In doubles action, freshmen Jessica Cook and Sachs teamed up to win the A2 consolation championship. The pair lost to Pittsburgh's Elizabeth Adams and Christie D'Achille 8-2 before returning to defeat Wofford's Sonia Anand and Lauren Pickett 8-6, James Madison's Kelly Maxwell and Alyssa Brandalik 8-3 and another JMU pair, Kristin Nimitz and Briana Jain 8-4. Another Pirate tandem, sophomore Brooke Walter and senior Alex Smith, combined to reach the championship of the A3 flight, falling in the title match to UNCW's Lauren Isenhour and Chelsea Kahle 8-1. Along the way, the duo defeated Pittsburgh's Shannon Benic and Anna Broverman 8-1 and Wofford's Laura Graybill and Hayley Wahl.