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Krawczyk Finishes Second at Thunderbird Invitational
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Release: 11/11/2012
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Nov. 11, 2012

TEMPE, Ariz. -

ASU Freshman Desirae Krawczyk finished in second place after playing in a tough three setter in the championship match on Sunday afternoon at the 2012 ASU Thunderbird Invitational at the Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe, Ariz.

"I thought it was a great weekend -- competition was almost perfect. It was a fairly equal draw. With the end of the fall season that's what you want to do, have a really hard weekend and then get a little bit of a break here and then head into the season," head coach Sheila McInerney said. I think everybody gained a little bit of confidence here and got matches in so it worked out great."

Freshman performances were the name of the game over the past three days, with both Stephanie Vlad and Desirae Krawczyk earning multiple wins on their home court. Krawczyk went four-for-five earning her only loss in the main draw finals to Ronit Yurovsky of Michigan 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

Sunday afternoon also saw wins by the upper-classmen pairing of Joanna Smith and Leighann Sahagun on the doubles courts, defeating Idil Haciraifoglu and Marta Stojanovic of San Diego 8-3. Leighann Sahagun and Joanna Smith also captured wins in the Sunday Singles bracket.

Krawczyk was the first ASU athlete in the championship since 2010, when then Sun Devil star Kelcy McKenna won it all on the home court. Krawczyk's performance leaves a lot to be proud of on top of the second place overall trophy.

"I'm really proud of myself -- coming back from my injury I was a little bit shake but I think I got better as the days went on," Krawczyk said. "I gained confidence as the matches went on, I started playing well and working through my serves and enjoying the atmosphere."

"I thought she played a very good match even though she lost. Her opponent, Ronit (Yurovsky) was also a very highly recruited player and is very tough competition," McInerney said. "The team knows that they have worked hard and that they deserve the successes of the weekend.

2012 ASU Thunderbird Invitational Results
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DAY 3 (Sunday Novemeber 11, 2012)

Doubles
Joanna Smith/Leighann Sahgun (ASU) def. Idil Haciraifoglu/Marta Stojanovic (USD) 8-3
Tayler Davis/Klara Fabikova (CAL) def. Nicole Smith/Stephanie Vlad (ASU) 8-4
Nikki Flower/Gabby Steele (OSU) def. Lynn Chi/Alice Duranteau (CAL) 8-3
Kelly Chui/Laura Posylkin (CAL) def. Fidan Manashirova/Kara Cecil (OSU) 8-1
Carli Wischoff/Ivana Kubickova (KSU) def. Ronit Yurovsky/Kristy Dodge (MICH) 8-4

Main Draw Finals
Ronit Yurovsky (MICH) def. Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Sparky Draw 1st Round Consolation Bracket Finals
Gabby Steele (OSU) vs. Morgan Anderson (BYU) DNP
Sparky Draw 1st Round Consolation Back Draw Finals
Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. Laura Posylkin (CAL) 6-4, 6-1

Maroon Draw 2nd Round Consolation Bracket
Ivana Kubickova (KSU) def. Nikki Flower (OSU) 6-4, 6-1
Kristy Dodge (MICH) vs. Fidan Manashirova (OSU) DNP

Sunday Singles
Gabby Steele (OSU) def. Alice Duranteau (CAL) 6-3, 7-6 (0)
Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Carli Wischhoff (KSU) 3-6, 6-2 [10-4]
Klara Fabikova (CAL) def. Stephanie Vlad (ASU) 6-4, 6-4
Lynn Chi (CAL) def. Kara Cecil (OSU) 6-0, 6-4
Leighann Sahagun (ASU) def. Fidan Manashirova (OSU) 6-2, 6-0
Joanna Smith (ASU) def. Alexandra Victorsson (USD) 6-4, 6-0
Kelly Chui (CAL) def. Idil Haciraifoglu (USD) 6-0, 6-1

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DAY 2 (Saturday November 10, 2012)

Doubles
Joanna Smith/Stephanie Vlad (ASU) def. Carli Wischhoff/Ivana Kubickova (KSU) 8-4
Ronit Yurovsky/Kristy Dodge (MICH) def. Nicole Smith/Leighann Sahagun (ASU) 8-4
Tayler Davis/Klara Fabikova (CAL) def. Nikki Flower/Gabby Steele (OSU) 8-2
Fidan Manashirova/Kara Cecil (OSU) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon/Desirae Tran (BYU) 9-8
Morgan Anderson/Mackenna Maddox (BYU) def. Lynn Chi/Alice Duranteau (Cal) 8-5
Kelly Chui/Laura Posylkin (CAL) def. Idil Haciraifoglu/Alexandra Victorsson (USD) 8-1

Main Draw Quarterfinals
Ronit Yurovsky (MICH) def. No. 1 Tayler Davis (CAL) 7-5, 7-5
No. 4 Klara Fabikova (CAL) def. Alice Duranteau (CAL) 6-2, 6-3
Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) def. Mimi Nguyen (MICH) 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Lynn Chi (CAL) def. Stephanie Vlad (ASU) 7-5, 7-5

Main Draw Semifinals
Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) def. No. 2 Lynn Chi (CAL) 6-1, 6-4
Ronit Yurovsky (MICH) def. No. 4 Klara Fabikova (CAL) 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3

Sparky Draw 1st Round Consolation Bracket Round of 8
Joanna Smith (ASU) def. Aubrey Paul (BYU) 7-5, 1-6, 6-2
Gabby Steele (OSU) def. Desirae Tran (BYU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Kara Cecil (OSU) def. Alexandra Victorsson (USD) 6-1, 6-0
Morgan Anderson (BYU) def. Carli Wischhoff (KSU) 6-2, 7-6 (4)

Sparky Draw 1st Round Consolation Bracket Round of 4
Gabby Steele (OSU) def. Joanna Smith (ASU) 6-2, 6-2
Morgan Anderson (BYU) def. Kara Cecil (OSU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

Sparky Draw 1st Round Consolation Bracket Back Draw Round of 8
Laura Posylkin (CAL) def. BYE
Idil Haciraigoflu (USD) def. BYE
Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. BYE
Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. BYE

Sparky Draw 1st Round Consolation Bracket Back Draw Round of 4
Laura Posylkin (CAL) def. Idil Haciraigoflu (USD) 6-1, 6-2
Marta Stojanovic (USD) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-3, 2-1 (ret.)

Maroon Draw 2nd Round Consolation Bracket Round of 8
Nikki Flower (OSU) def. Mackenna Maddox (BYU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Ivana Kubickova (KSU) def. Leighann Sahagun (ASU) 6-3, 6-1
Kristy Dodge (MICH) def. Cecilia Estlander (CAL) 6-4, 6-0
Fidan manashirova (OSU) def. Kelly Chui (CAL) 6-4, 6-1

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DAY 1 (Friday November 9, 2012)

Doubles
Joanna Smith/Leighann Sahagun (ASU) def. Nikki Flower/Gabby Steele (OSU) 8-2
Nikki Smith/Stephanie Vlad (ASU) def. Morgan Anderson/Mackenna Maddox (BYU) 8-4
Meghan Sheehan-Dizon/Desirae Tran (BYU) def. Idil Haciraifoglu/Alexandra Victorsson (USD) 8-4
Carli Wischoff/Ivana Kubickova (KSU) def. Kelly Chui/Laura Posylkin (CAL) 8-3
Ronit Yurovsky/Kristy Dodge (MICH) def. Lynn Chi/Klara Fabikova (CAL) 9-8
Tayler Davis/Klara Fabikova (CAL) def. Fidan Manashirova/Kara Cecil (OSU) 8-3

Main Draw Round of 32
No. 1 Tayler Davis (CAL) def. BYE
Nikki Flower (OSU) def. Aubrey Paul (BYU) 6-3, 6-1
Mackenna Maddox (BYU) def. Joanna Smith (ASU) 6-3, 6-3
Ronit Yurovsky (MICH) def. Laura Posylkin (CAL) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
No. 4 Klara Fabikova (CAL) def. BYE
Ivana Kubickova (KSU) def. Desirae Tran (BYU) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5
Alice Duranteau (CAL) def. Idil Haciraifoglu (USD) 6-1, 6-2
Leighann Sahagun (ASU) def. Gabby Steele (OSU) 6-2, 6-2
Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) def Kara Cecil (OSU) 6-2, 7-6 (2)
Cecilia Estlander (CAL) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-1, 6-3
Kelly Chui (CAL) def. Alexandra Victorsson (USD) 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 Mimi Nguyen (MICH) def. BYE
Stephanie Vlad (ASU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-0, 6-3
Fidan Manashirova (OSU) def. Marta Stojanovic (USD) 6-3, 7-6 (6)
Kristy Dodge (MICH) def. Carli Wischhoff (KSU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
No. 2 Lynn Chi (CAL) def. BYE

Main Draw Round of 16
No. 1 Tayler Davis (CAL) def. Nikki Flower (OSU) 6-1, 6-2
Ronit Yurovsky (MICH) def. Mackenna Maddox (BYU) 6-1, 7-6 (3)
No. 4 Klara Fabikova (CAL) def. Ivana Kubickova (KSU) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
Alice Duranteau (CAL) def. Leighann Sahagun (ASU) 7-6 (5), 6-3
Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) def. Cecilia Estlander (CAL) 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Mimi Nguyen (MICH) def. Kelly Chui (CAL) 6-3, 7-5
Stephanie Vlad (ASU) def. Fidan Manashirova (OSU) 6-3, 6-0
No. 2 Lynn Chi (CAL) def. Kristy Dodge (MICH) 6-1, 6-2

Sparky Draw 1st Round Consolation Bracket
Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. BYE
Joanna Smith (ASU) def. Laura Posylkin 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
Desirae Tran (BYU) def. BYE
Gabby Steele (OSU) def. Idil Haciraifoglu (USD) 6-0, 6-0
Kara Cecil (OSU) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-3, 6-0
Alexandra Victorsson (USD) def. BYE
Morgan Anderson (BYU) Marta Stojanovic (USD) 7-6 (3), 6-4
Carli Wischhoff (KSU) def. BYE

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--End Results--
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