Singles Play Highlights Day Two in Austin for SFA

Malena Gordo picks up a win over Wisconsin's Sydney Rider 6-4, 6-2.

Nov. 9, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas – Three Ladyjacks appeared for the SFA women’s tennis team in Texas’ Longhorn Invitational on Saturday in Austin.  Senior Malena Gordo and freshmen Macarena Sedano Acosta and Andrea Ternera faced a field including 32 players from University of Texas, Rice, UTSA, Wisconsin, Wichita State, and McNeese State.

Gordo faced Sydney Rider (Rice) in the first round of consolation and rolled past her 6-4, 6-2. Her next opponent would be the draw’s No. 4 seed from Wichita State, Rebecca Pedrazzi. When Gordo and Pedrazzi were tied at 5-5, a trial scoring format rule took effect enforcing the tiebreaker then and not at 6-6. Gordo was edged out 6-5 (10) in the first and dropped the second frame as well for a 6-5 (10), 6-3 final.

After defeating Texas’ Annat Rabinovich 6-4, 7-5 on Friday, freshman Sedano Acosta dropped her first match of the day to Lucia Kovalova, the third seed in the Flight 2 draw, 6-0, 6-2. The Ladyjack attempted a comeback in her second match against Solo Zinko (Rice), grabbing the first set 3-6. Zinko went on to take the second set and third set tiebreaker, to win the match 3-6, 6-3, 10-5.

Gordo and Ternera met Rice’s Kimberly Anicete and Liat Zimmermann on the doubles court where the Rice duo won 8-5.

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Longhorn Invitational- Agate
Nov. 9, 2013
Austin, Texas – Penick-Allison Tennis Center
Day 2 Results

Flight 1
Malena Gordo (SFA) def. Sydney Rider (WISC) 6-4, 6-2
Steph Nguyen (Rice) def. Andrea Ternera (SFA) 6-1, 6-0
Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSU) def. Malena Gordo (SFA) 6-5 (10), 6-3
Kimberly Anicete (Rice) def. Andrea Ternera (SFA) 6-2, 6-1

Flight 2
Lucia Kovalova (WSU) def. Macarena Sedano Acosta (SFA) 6-0, 6-2
Solo Zinko (Rice) def. Macarena Sedano Acosta (SFA) 3-6, 6-3, 10-5

Anicete/Zimmermann (Rice) def. Gordo/Ternera (SFA) 8-5



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