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    Women's Tennis Takes On Tough Field in Houston
    Kate Bugayenko and Ladyjacks team travel to Houston for Cougar Classic.
    Kate Bugayenko and Ladyjacks team travel to Houston for Cougar Classic.

    Oct. 31, 2013

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas - While the Lumberjack football team competes in the Battle of the Piney Woods in Houston on Saturday, the Stephen F. Austin women's tennis team also makes an appearance in town at University of Houston's Cougar Classic.

    This is the Ladyjack's third tournament of the fall season having hosted the Schlief Tennis Invite and competing in the NSU Lady Demon Fall Invite at Northwestern State.

    SFA faces a tough field of 11 schools including nationally ranked No. 18 Texas Tech, No. 22 Rice, and No. 52 Arkansas.  Also competing are Houston, Maryland, Texas State, Kansas, Lamar, Prairie View A&M, Iowa State and Northwestern State. The draws include well-ranked individual players as well as doubles teams.

    Sophomore Kate Bugayenko faces Charlotte Phillips (Houston) in her first singles match. When these two met last year, Bugayenko defeated the Cougar 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 when the Ladyjacks faced UH in a duel match on January 15 in Houston.

    For complete recaps and results please visit or follow the team on Facebook and Twitter.

    Cougar Classic - Schedule
    Nov. 1-3
    Houston, Texas - John E. Hoff Courts 

    Friday, November 1

    Elena Kordolaimi (UH) vs. Malena Gordo (SFA)
    Laura Servise (SFA) vs. Samantha Budai (ISU)
    Julia Lorca (SFA) vs. Alison Ho (Rice)
    Charlotte Phillips (UH) vs. Kateryna Bugayenko (SFA)
    Valeria Terentyeva (SFA) vs. Anastasija Trubica (KU)
    Jane Stewart (Rice) vs. Macarena Sedano Acosta (SFA)
    Rachel Pierce (SFA) vs. Pippa Carr (Texas State) 

    Gordo/Ternera (SFA) vs. Luduena/Cardona (KU)
    Cardenas/Martin (UH) vs. Servise/Pierce (SFA)
    Harrell/LeFridge (PVAMU) vs. Terentyeva/Bugayenko (SFA)
    Waites/Pronina (ISU) vs. Sedano Acosta/Lorca (SFA)