COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M’s Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar did not drop a set en route to winning the Blue bracket at the Duke Fab Four Invitational this weekend in Cary, N.C.
Ranked No. 4 in the nation, the senior from Campo de Criptana, Spain, defeated No. 55 Caroline Rohde-Moe of Ole Miss, 6-2, 6-4, in the final today to finish the tournament 4-0.
“Cristina’s final match was one of the better matches I have seen in college tennis,” A&M second-year head coach Howard Joffe said. “Both players played extremely well and competed and conducted themselves great.”
In other action, A&M’s Cristina Stancu defeated Maya Jansen of Alabama, 6-3, 6-3, to take third place in the Black bracket. In addition, senior Wen Sun picked up a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Anika Cepeda of William and Mary in the consolation bracket.
Sun and freshman Stefania Hristov reached the semifinals of the Black doubles bracket before falling to Ashley Dai and Whitney Kay of North Carolina, 8-3.
Meanwhile, Aggie freshman Anna Mamalat had an impressive debut at the Midland Racquet Collegiate Invitational in Midland, Texas, picking up two ranked wins and advancing to the semifinals. From Philadelphia, Mamalat defeated 56th-ranked and No. 3 seed Stephanie Tan of TCU in the Round of 16 on Friday. Late yesterday, Mamalat knocked off No. 105 Rashmi Teltumbde of Texas Tech, 6-3, 6-4, in the quarterfinals. Mamalat was eliminated in the semifinal round after falling to 52nd-ranked Petra Januskova of Penn State, 6-0, 6-1.
Duke Fab Four Invitational Results
R16 No. 4 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (TAMU) def. Laura Slater (UNC), 6-1, 6-1
QF No. 4 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (TAMU) def. No. 113 Erin Stephens (Ole Miss), 6-4, 6-4 SF No. 4 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (TAMU) def. No. 44 Mary Clayton (Duke), 6-2, 6-2
F No. 4 Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (TAMU) def. No. 55 Caroline Rohde-Moe (Ole Miss), 6-2, 6-4
R16 No. 17 Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. Marija Milutinovic (Ole Miss), 6-3, 6-1
R16 Melissa Bolivar (Miami) def. Wen Sun (TAMU), 2-6, 6-1, 5-4 ret.
QF No. 17 Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. Tess Lyons (UNC), 6-0, 6-0
SF Whitney Kay (UNC) def. No. 17 Cristina Stancu (TAMU), 7-6 (7), 6-1
No. 17 Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. Maya Jansen (Alabama), 6-3, 6-3
Wen Sun (TAMU) def. Anika Cepeda (William & Mary), 6-2, 6-2
R16 Madeleine Hamilton (Yale) def. Stefania Hristov (TAMU), 6-2, 6-2
Ashley Dai (UNC) def. Stefania Hristov (TAMU), 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (4)
Doubles – Blue Bracket
QF Sanchez-Quintanar/Stancu (TAMU) def. Anika Cepeda/Hope Johnson (W&M), 8-3
SF Lauren McHale/Caroline Price/ (UNC) def. Sanchez-Quintanar/Stancu (TAMU), 8-3
Consolation – 3rd Place
Sanchez-Quintanar/Stancu (TAMU) def. Melissa Bolivar/Lina Lileikite (Miami), 8-4
Doubles – Black Bracket
QF Hristov/Sun (TAMU) def. Elizabeth Epstein/Blair Seideman (Yale), 8-6
SF Ashley Dai/Whitney Kay (UNC) def. Hristov/Sun (TAMU), 8-3
Midland Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational
R64 Maggy Lehmicke (Nebraska) def. Alyssa Caffey (TAMU), 6-1, 6-2
R32 Anna Mamalat (TAMU) def. Carmen Sandor (Penn State), 7-4, 4-6, 6-4)
R16 Anna Mamalat (TAMU) def. No. 56 Stephanie Tan (TCU), 6-4, 6-4
QF Anna Mamalat (TAMU) def. Rashmi Teltumbde (Texas Tech), 6-3, 6-4
SF Petra Januskova (Penn State) def. Anna Mamalat (TAMU), 6-0, 6-1
Maike Zeppernick (Nebraska) def. Alyssa Caffey (TAMU), 6-4, 6-3
Patricia Verseova/Maggy Lehmicke (Nebraska) def. Alyssa Caffey/Anna Mamalat (TAMU), 8-2
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