Pirate Women's Tennis Hosts Final Fall Tournament

UABSPORTS.COM Karling Watson
Karling Watson

Oct. 31, 2013

GREENVILLE, N.C. – The East Carolina women’s tennis team will close out its fall season when it hosts UNC Wilmington, Coastal Carolina and Appalachian State at the ECU Invitational this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, at the River Birch Tennis Park.

Each player is scheduled to compete in three singles and three doubles matches, including two doubles and one singles on Friday, followed by one doubles and two singles matches on Saturday. All doubles contests will be an eight-game match, and singles will be decided in a two out of three sets format with a 10-point tie-breaker as the third set, if necessary.

Before several players competed at the ITA Carolina Regionals two weeks ago, the Pirates hosted the first of their two fall tournaments in the first week of October. ECU won 25 of its 32 singles matches against players from North Carolina Central and Norfolk State over the course of two days, while picking up seven doubles wins in 12 total matches.

Matchups including singles and doubles flights are as follows:

Flight 1
Melis Tanik (ECU) vs. Clare Cox (Appalachian State)
Melis Tanik (ECU) vs. Libby Scott (Coastal Carolina)
Melis Tanik (ECU) vs. Angie Sekely (UNCW) 

Flight 2
Michelle Castro (ECU) vs. Gabrielle Wreder (Appalachian State)
Michelle Castro (ECU) vs. Kourtney Kowal (Coastal Carolina)
Michelle Castro (ECU) vs. Olga Blank (UNCW) 



Flight 3
Nicole LaDuca (ECU) vs. Mackenzie Lasure (Appalachian State)
Nicole LaDuca (ECU) vs. Honami Yazawa (Coastal Carolina)
Nicole LaDuca (ECU) vs. Alyssa Ritchie (UNCW) 

Flight 4
Emily Groeneveld(ECU) vs. Brianna Armellino(Appalachian State)
Emily Groeneveld (ECU) vs. Marie Babayan (Coastal Carolina)
Emily Groeneveld (ECU) vs. Kelly Cameron (UNCW) 

Flight 5
Neena Wanko (ECU) vs. Jessica Thaggard (Appalachian State)
Neena Wanko (ECU) vs. Romane Delay (Coastal Carolina)
Neena Wanko (ECU) vs. Christine Kharkevitch (UNCW) 

Flight 6
Dana Gray (ECU) vs. Sarah King (Appalachian State)
Dana Gray (ECU) vs. Amanda Malatek (Coastal Carolina)
Dana Gray (ECU) vs. Hamilton Lovett (UNCW) 

Flight 7
Maria Storozheva (ECU) vs. Megan Mullen (Appalachian State)
Maria Storozheva (ECU) vs. Mila Majtan (Coastal Carolina)
Maria Storozheva (ECU) vs. Hollie Champion (UNCW)

Flight 8
Betsy Zurawel (ECU) vs. McKayla Zupan (Appalachian State)
Betsy Zurawel (ECU) vs. Dominique de Wit (Coastal Carolina)
Betsy Zurawel (ECU) vs. Miller Hales (UNCW) 

Flight 1
Neena Wanko/Nicole Laduca (ECU) vs. Mackenzie Lasure/Gabrielle Wreder (Appalachian State)
Neena Wanko/Nicole Laduca (ECU) vs. Libby Scott/Honami Yazawa (Coastal Carolina)
Neena Wanko/Nicole Laduca (ECU) vs. Alyssa Ritchie/Angie Sekely (UNCW) 

Flight 2
Melis Tanik/Michelle Castro (ECU) vs. MaKayla Zupan/Clare Cox (Appalachian State)
Melis Tanik/Michelle Castro (ECU) vs. Kourtney Kowal/Dominique de Wit (Coastal Carolina)
Melis Tanik/Michelle Castro (ECU) vs. Kelly Cameron/Miller Hales (UNCW) 

Flight 3
Emily Groeneveld/Maria Storozheva (ECU) vs. Brianna Armellino/Megan Mullen(Appalachian State)
Emily Groeneveld/Maria Storozheva (ECU) vs. Marie Babayan/Romane Delay (Coastal Carolina)
Emily Groeneveld/Maria Storozheva (ECU) vs. Olga Blank/Hollie Champion (UNCW) 

Flight 4
Dana Gray/Betsy Zurawel (ECU) vs. Jessica Thaggard/Sarah King (Appalachian State)
Dana Gray/Betsy Zurawel (ECU) vs. Amanda Malatek/Mila Majat (Coastal Carolina)
Dana Gray/Betsy Zurawel (ECU) vs. Hamilton Lovett/Alix Theodossiou (UNCW)