Potgieter Advances to Round of 16 at Racquet Club Invitational

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MIDLAND -- Texas A&M’s Elzé Potgieter opened play at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational today by defeating Emily Braid of Rice, 6-1, 6-2, in the Round of 32. Potgieter, the tournament’s No. 1 seed in singles, will face Kelsey Garland of Texas Tech at a time to be determined.

In other action, A&M’s Christi Liles fell to Vivien Silfany of Boise State, 6-3, 7-5, but came back to defeat Irina Squillachi of Abilene Christian, 6-0, 6-4. Liles will face Irina Parasching of North Texas at a time to be determined.

In doubles, Potgieter and Liles teamed to defeat Monika Hadvigarova and Klara Jagasova of Texas-Arlington, 8-3. The Aggie duo will play an opponent to be determined Saturday at 9 a.m.

The tournament concludes on Sunday.

Midland Racquet Club Invitational

Day 1 Results (Oct. 10)


Round of 64

Vivien Silfany (Boise State) def. Christi Liles (A&M), 6-3, 7-5

Round of 32

Elzé Potgieter (Texas A&M) def. Emily Braid (Rice), 6-1, 6-2

Round of 16 (Saturday)

Elzé Potgieter (Texas A&M) vs. Kelsey Garland (Texas Tech), tba


Christi Liles (Texas A&M) def. Irina Squillachi (Abilene Christian), 6-0, 6-4


Round of 32

Christi Liles/Elzé Potgieter (Texas A&M) def. Monika Hadvigarova/Klara Jagasova (Texas-Arlington), 8-3