ORLANDO, Fla. – The Texas A&M doubles team of Stefania Hristov and Cristina Stancu lived up to its No. 1 seed, winning the doubles championship at the USTA Clay Court Invitational at the Grand Cypress Racquet Club.
After defeating Michaela Bezdickova and Lizette Blankers of New Mexico, 8-4, in the semifinals, the Aggie duo topped Ashleigh Antal and Marie Casares of Vanderbilt, 8-5, to win the championship.
In the women’s singles consolation bracket, A&M’s Ines Deheza got a straight set victory over Blankers, 6-3, 6-1. Hristov suffered a 4-6, 6-2, 10-3 setback to Casares, and Paula Deheza withdrew after trailing Mia Horvit, 5-0 in the first set.
The fall competition schedule continues this weekend as several A&M players will compete in the adidas Invitational in Portland, Nov. 1-3.
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Saturday, October 26
Women’s Doubles Finals
Stancu/Hristov (TAMU) def. Ashleigh Antal/Marie Casares (VAN) 8-5
Women’s Doubles Semifinals
Stancu/Hristov (TAMU) def. Michaela Bezdickova/Lizetter Blankers (UNM) 8-4
Women’s Doubles Quarterfinals
Kourtney Keegan/Stefani Stojic (UF) def. Deheza/Deheza (TAMU) w/o
Stancu/Hristov (TAMU) def. Laurence Porry/Eduarda Nardi dos Santos (FSU) 8-1
Women’s Singles Consolation
Mia Horvit (USTA) def. Paula Deheza (TAMU) 5-0, ret.
Ines Deheza (TAMU) def. Lizette Blankers (UNM) 6-3, 6-1
Marie Casares (VAN) def. Stefania Hristov (TAMU) 4-6, 6-2, 10-3
Texas A&M Results from Friday, Oct. 25
Singles Main Draw – Round of 16
Lynn Kiro (TTU) def. Ines Deheza (TAMU) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4)
Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. Alexis Nelson (USTA) 6-2, 6-1
Sofia Kenin (USTA) def. Stefani Hristov (TAMU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
Singles Main Draw – Quarterfinals
Peggy Porter (USTA) def. Cristina Stancu (TAMU) 0-6, 6-1, 2-1 ret.
Doubles Main Draw – Round of 16
Stancu/Hristov (TAMU) def. Nelson/Oosterhuat (USTA) 8-4
Deheza/Deheza (TAMU) def. Burgmans/de Man (AUB) 8-6
Texas A&M Results from Thursday, Oct. 24
Singles Draw – Round of 64
Paula Deheza (TAMU) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-2, 6-1
Singles Draw – Round of 32
Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. Mary Haffey (USTA) 6-0, 6-0
Ines Deheza (TAMU) def. Raveena Kingsley (USTA) 7-6 (6), 6-4
Daneika Borthwick (FSU) def. Paula Deheza (TAMU) 6-2, 6-2
Stefania Hristov (TAMU) def. Laurence Porry (FSU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Doubles Draw – Round of 32
Deheza/Deheza (TAMU) def. Kenin/Horvit (USTA) 8-7 (6)
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