Women’s Tennis Closes Out Fall Campaign

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DENTON -- Texas A&M closed out its fall tennis season as Christina Amo, Stephanie Davidson and Ashley Turpin went a combined 8-1 in singles and 2-2 in doubles at the North Texas Classic held at the Waranch Tennis Complex on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, Turpin and Amo both opened the tournament with wins in singles. Turpin defeated Narine Kazarova of North Texas, 6-4, 6-4, and then knocked off Ewa Szatkowska of Tulsa, 6-4, 6-2. Amo also won both of her opening-day matches, topping Rachel Wilhelm of North Texas, 6-4, 6-4, and Ashley Akin of North Texas, 6-3, 6-1. Davidson suffered A&M’s only singles loss of the day, a 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 setback to Catalina Cruz of North Texas, but then came back to defeat Paloma Escobedo of Ohio State, 7-5, 1-6, 6-2.

All three Aggies earned wins on Saturday as Amo and Turpin each completed a 3-0 weekend in singles. Amo trounced Carla Murguia of Texas-El Paso, 6-0, 6-0. Turpin earned a default victory over UTEP’s Ximena Fuentes, and Davidson topped Megan Pritchard of Texas-El Paso, 6-1, 6-4.

The Aggies went 2-2 in doubles over the weekend. On Friday, Davidson and Turpin fell to Amy Jobert and Rachel Wilhelm of North Texas, 8-6, while Amo teamed with Julia Gavenko of Tulsa and fell to Catalia Cruz and Narine Kazarova of North Texas, 8-4. Amo and Turpin then got a win against Ewa Szatkowska and Caoline Beaulieu of Tulsa, 8-1 to close out the day.

On Saturday, Davidson and Turpin defeated Marina Deluca and Fuentes, 8-4, to wrap up the doubles competition.

The Aggies open the spring season January 24 against the University of Denver at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.

Day One Results:
Catalina Cruz (NT) def. Stephanie Davidson (TAMU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Ashley Turpin (TAMU) def. Narine Kazarova (NT) 6-4, 6-4
Christina Amo (TAMU) def. Rachel Wilhelm (NT) 6-4, 6-4

Davidson (TAMU) def. Paloma Escobedo (OSU), 7-5, 1-6, 6-2
Turpin (TAMU) def. Ewa Szatkowska (Tulsa), 6-4, 6-2
Amo (TAMU) def. Ashley Akin (NT), 6-3, 6-1

Amy Joubert/Rachel Wilhelm (NT) def. Turpin/Davidson (TAMU), 8-6
Catalina Cruz/Kazarova (NT) def. Amo/JuliaGavenko (TAMU/Tulsa), 8-4
Turpin/Davidson (TAMU) def. Szatkowska/Caroline Beaulieu (Tulsa), 8-1

Day Two Results:
Davidson (TAMU) def. Megan Pritchard (UTEP), 6-1, 6-4?
Amo (TAMU) def. Carla Murguia (UTEP), 6-0, 6-0
Turpin (TAMU) def. Zimena Fuentes (UTEP), default

Turpin/Davidson 9TAMU) def. Marina Deluca/Ximena Fuentes (UTEP), 8-1

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