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Women's Tennis Makes Climate Adjustments at Wolverine Invitational
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 09/22/2012
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The Arizona State women's tennis team was able to capture one win in singles play and one in doubles on the second day of pre-season action on Saturday afternoon at the Wolverine Invitational hosted by the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

"I was really pleased with the play of our two freshmen. Desirae (Krawczyk) served very well today which allowed for her to dictate and take control of the match," head coach Sheila McInerney said. "Stephanie (Vlad) lost a tough three setter, but I thought she played very well and the match could have gone either way as she had a few match points."

Singles play was moved indoors after weather outside made for rough conditions. The high in Ann Arbor floated around the 50's.

Sun Devil freshman Desirae Krawczyk was responsible for the only W captured in singles play, defeating Morvan McCulloch of Iowa 6-2, 7-5. Earlier in the afternoon, Krawczyk worked well with sophomore Joanna Smith on the doubles court taking down Kathleen Hawkins and Caroline Aleck of Western Michigan, 8-3.

The ASU pairing of Stephanie Vlad and Hannah James were not as successful, falling to Tereza Bekerova and Sarah Pham of Utah, 8-2. "Hannah (James) and Joanna (Smith) were too inconsistent again today in their singles matches, but both played well in their doubles so that was a positive," McInerney said.

Hannah James, Stephanie Vlad and Joanna Smith played with some inconsistencies that eventually cost them their respective matches. Vlad took her Hawkeye opponent to three sets, before ultimately falling 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

"She (Vlad) will learn that you have to finish in college, and at this level no one will throw in the towel," McInerney said.

The Wolverine Invitational wraps up Sunday afternoon, with ASU facing Michigan in doubles and Georgina in singles.

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Saturday, Sept. 22


Ronit Yurovsky/Brooke Bolender (U-M) d. Alexandra Cercone/Sofie Oyen (Florida), 8-1

Danielle Collins/Olivia Janowicz (Florida) d. Mimi Nguyen/Amy Zhu (U-M), 8-1

Kristen Dodge/Sarah Lee (U-M) d. Caroline Hitimana/Brianna Morgan (Florida), 8-3

Maho Kowase/Mackenzie Craft (Georgia) d. Christina Harazin/Ellen Silver (Iowa), 8-1

Kate Fuller/Lauren Herring (Georgia) d. Ruth Seaborne/Shelby Talcott (Iowa), 8-2

Callie Craig/Elena Najera (Utah) d. Katie Zordani/Annette Dohanics (Iowa), 9-7

Tereza Bekerova/Sarah Pham (Utah) d. Stephanie Vlad/Hannah James (Arizona State), 8-2

Caitlin Hindmarsh/Morvan McCulloch (Iowa) d. Jill Pastunink/Kelsey King (Western Michigan), 8-5

Joanna Smith/Desirae Krawczyk (Arizona State) d. Kathleen Hawkins/Caroline Aleck (Western Michigan), 8-3


Maho Kowase (Georgia) d. Brooke Bolender (U-M), 6-7, 7-5, 6-0

Lauren Herring (Georgia) d. Ronit Yurovsky (U-M), 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

Kate Fuller (Georgia) d. Sarah Lee (U-M), 6-4, 7-6 (5)

Lilly Kimbell (Georgia) d. Mimi Nguyen (U-M), 6-0, 6-4

Amy Zhu (U-M) d. Mackenzie Craft (Georgia), 6-3, 7-5

Kristen Dodge (U-M) d. Kellie Jordan (Georgia), 6-0, 6-0

Sofie Oyen (Florida) d. Sarah Pham (Utah), 7-5, 6-4

Alexandra Cercone (Florida) d. Tereza Bekerova (Utah), 6-3, 6-4

Olivia Janowicz (Florida) d. Callie Craig (Utah), 6-4. 6-4

Brianna Morgan (Florida) d. Elena Najera (Utah), 6-1, 6-1

Danielle Collins (Florida) d. Natasha Smith (Utah), 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Caroline Hitimana (Florida) d. Jill Pastunink (Western Michigan), 6-1, 6-4

Kathleen Hawkins (Western Michigan) d. Catilin Hindmarsh (Iowa), 6-4, 6-2

Annette Dohanics (Iowa) d. Caroline Aleck (Western Michigan), 6-2, 6-2

Christina Harazin (Iowa) d. Kelsey King (Western Michigan), 6-2, 6-1

Shelby Talcott (Iowa) d. Hannah James (Arizona State), 6-3, 6-3

Ruth Seaborne (Iowa) d. Stephanie Vlad (Arizona State), 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

Katie Zordani (Iowa) d. Joanna Smith (Arizona State), 6-2, 6-3

Desirae Krawczyk (Arizona State) d. Morvan McCulloch (Iowa), 6-2, 7-5

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