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Tennis Fares Well on Second Day of ASU Thunderbird Invitational
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Release: 11/09/2013
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By Miranda Perez, SDA Media Relations

TEMPE, Ariz.--Sophomore Stephanie Vlad and junior Leighann Sahagun led the Arizona State women’s tennis team into its second day of play at the 2013 ASU Thunderbird Invitational at the Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe, Ariz.

After winning two singles matches on Friday, Sahagun fell to No. 3 Klara Fabikova of Cal in two sets 6-4, 6-3.

Vlad faced Cal’s Lynn Chi in the quarterfinals and advanced to the semifinals after Chi suffered from heat exhaustion and could not continue. Vlad led the first set 2-1 when Chi retired.

In the semifinals, Vlad faced Cal freshman Denise Starr and was defeated in two sets 6-3, 6-3.

“I think I’ve played very well in the past two days, and I’m very happy with how I competed,” Vlad said. She added, “I lost, but I feel like I was right in there. It was really close. I thought I competed really well.”

In doubles play, Desirae Krawczyk and Ebony Panoho defeated Cal’s Klara Fabikova and Lynn Chi, 8-2.

“Ebony and Desirae got a good win against a pretty good Cal team,” Head coach Sheila McInerney said. “I was pretty pleased with the doubles, and I thought we played very well overall in the singles today,” she said.

Vlad said, “Today, everyone looked like they were competing really well in their singles and doubles. I think everyone brought a lot of intensity to their matches.”

Freshman Kassidy Jump won her match in the first round consolation back draw, while Gussie O’Sullivan and Krawczyk each won a match in the second round consolation bracket.

McInerney said, “Overall, it was a good week, it was a good day and it has been a good weekend as well. The teams are getting a lot of tennis in, so it’s good.”

Cal dominated the singles and will have its very own Denise Starr and Maegan Manasse competing against each other in the finals on Sunday. 

The third and final day of the 2013 ASU Thunderbird Invitational will begin on Sunday with doubles at 8:30 a.m. MT and singles at 9:30 a.m. MT.



Anett Schutting/Maegan Manasse (Cal) def. Leighann Sahagun/Kassidy Jump (ASU) 8-5

Stephanie Vlad/Joanna Smith (ASU) def. Mayci Jones/Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 8-7 (10-8)

Gussie O’Sullivan/Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) def. Aishwarya Agrawal/Tanya Murtagh (FS) 8-2

Amina St. Hill/Livia Cirnu (KSU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU)/Sara Remynse (Mich) 8-4

Klara Fabikova/Lynn Chi (Cal) def. Petra Niedermayerova/Maria Panaite (KSU) 8-2

Toby Miclat/Desiree Tran (BYU) def. Alice Duranteau/Cecilia Estlander (Cal) 8-2

Denise Starr/Kelly Chui (Cal) def. Laura Ucros/Amy Zhu (Mich) 8-1

Iva Bago/Palma Juhasz (KSU) def. Annie Weirda/Kristen Dodge (Mich) 8-6

Round of 32

No. 1 Anett Schutting (Cal) def. Kristen Dodge (Mich) 6-3, 6-1

Mayci Jones (BYU) def. Gussie O’Sullivan (ASU) 1-3, 6-3, 6-2

Amy Zhu (Mich) def. Aishwarya Agrawal (FS) 6-3, 6-1

Denise Starr (Cal) def. Maria Panaite (KSU) 6-1, 6-0

No. 4 Lynn Chi (Cal) def. Sara Remynse (Mich) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Palma Juhasz (KSU) def. Joanna Smith (ASU) 6-3, 6-1

Stephanie Vlad (ASU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-2, 6-0

Kelly Chui (Cal) def. Amina St. Hill (KSU) 6-0, 6-2

Leighann Sahagun (ASU) def. Iva Bago (KSU) 6-1, 6-2

Laura Ucros (Mich) def. Alice Duranteu (Cal) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0

Nicolette Tran (BYU) def. Tanya Murtagh (FS) 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 Klara Fabikova (Cal) def. Livia Cirnu (KSU) 6-0, 6-3

Maegan Manasse (Cal) def. Toby Miclat (BYU) 6-4, 6-1

Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) def. Annie Weirda (Mich) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1

Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) def. Kassidy Jump (ASU) 6-4, 6-3

No. 2 Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) def. Cecilia Estlander (Cal) 6-1, 6-2

Round of 16

No. 1 Anett Schutting (Cal) def. Mayci Jones (BYU)

Denise Starr (Cal) def. Amy Zhu (Mich) 6-0, 6-0

No. 4 Lynn Chi (Cal) def. Palma Juhasz (KSU) 6-0, 6-2

Stephanie Vlad (ASU) def. Kelly Chui (Cal) 6-3, 6-3

Leighann Sahagun (ASU) def. Laura Ucros (Mich) 6-1, 7-6

No. 3 Klara Fabikova (Cal) def. Nicolette Tran (BYU) 2-6, 6-0, 6-0

Maegan Manasse (Cal) def. Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 ret.

No. 2 Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-4, 6-4


Sparky Draw 1st Round Consolation Bracket

Kristen Dodge (Mich) def. Gussie Sullivan (ASU) W/O

Maria Panaite (KSU) def. Aubria Solares (ASU) 6-1, 6-1

Joanna Smith (ASU) def. Sara Remynse (Mich) 6-4, 6-4

Morgan Anderson (BYU) def. Amina St. Hill (KSU) 6-3, 6-3

Alice Duranteu (Cal) def. Iva Bago (KSU) 6-0, 6-2

Livia Cirnu (KSU) def. Tanya Murtagh (FS) 6-2, 6-1

Toby Miclat (BYU) def. Annie Weirda (Mich) 2-6, 6-1, 6-0

Cecilia Estlander (Cal) def. Kassidy Jump (ASU) 7-5, 6-3

Day 2


Desirae Krawczyk/Ebony Panoho (ASU) def. Klara Fabikova/Lynn Chi (Cal) 8-2

Denise Starr/Kelly Chui (Cal) def. Gussie O’Sullivan/Stephanie Vlad (ASU) 8-4

Laura Ucros/Amy Zhu (Mich) def. Joanna Smith/Kassidy Jump (ASU) 8-4

Kristen Dodge/Sara Remynse (Mich) def. Amina St. Hill/ Livia Cirnu (KSU) 8-6

Anett Schutting/ Maegan Manasse (Cal) def. Mayci Jones/Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 8-3

Alice Duranteu/Cecilia Estlander (Cal) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU)/Annie Wierda (Mich) 8-7

Aishwarya Agrawal/Tanya Murtagh (FS) def. Petra Niedermayerova/Mariaa Panaite (KSU) 8-6

Toby Miclat/Nicole Tran (BYU) def. Palma Juhasz/Iva Bago (KSU) 8-3

Main Draw


Denise Starr (Cal) def. No. 1 Anett Schutting (Cal) 7-5, 6-3

Stephanie Vlad (ASU) def. Lynn Chi (Cal) 2-1 retired

No. 3 Klara Fabikova (Cal) def. Leighann Sahagun (ASU) 6-4, 6-3

Maegan Manasse (Cal) def. No. 2 Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) 6-3, 6-1


Denise Starr (Cal) def. Stephanie Vlad (ASU) 6-3, 6-3

Maegan Manasse (Cal) def. No. 3 Klara Fabikova (Cal) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Sparky Draw 1st Round Consolation Bracket


Kristen Dodge (Mich) def. Maria Panaite (KSU) 7-6 (5), 6-3

Morgan Anderson (BYU) def. Joanna Smith (ASU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

Alice Duranteau (Cal) def. Livia Cirnu (KSU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Toby Miclat (BYU) def. Cecilia Estlander (Cal) 6-2, 3-1 ret.


Kristen Dodge (Mich) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) W/O

Alice Duranteu (Cal) def. Toby Micalt (BYU) W/O

Sparky Draw 1st Round Consolation Back Draw

Amina St. Hill (KSU) def. Sara Remynse (Mich) 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-1

Iva Bago (KSU) def. Tanya Murtagh (FS) 6-3, 6-0

Kassidy Jump (ASU) def. Annie Wierda (Mich) 6-3, 6-1

Maroon Draw 2nd Round Consolation Bracket


Amy Zhu (Mich) def. Mayci Jones (BYU) 7-6 (9), 1-6, 6-4

Gussie O’Sullivan (ASU) def. Palma Juhasz (KSU) 6-3, 6-4

Laura Ucross (Mich) def. Nicolette Tran (BYU) 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4

Desirae Krawczyk (ASU) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 7-6, 6-2

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