LAFAYETTE, La. – As the 2013 Ragin’ Cajun Classic got underway early Friday morning, Mississippi State’s women’s tennis began action in the Ragin’ Cajun Classic and turned in some solid results while battling rain delays throughout the day.
Dion was MSU’s star of the day in singles, posting a pair of wins to reach the finals of the Boudin Draw. She opened play against Kateryna Lapayeva of Lamar, defeating her 6-4, 7-6(3). The win put Dion in the semifinals, where she ousted Katya Nakonechnaya of Nicholls State 7-5, 6-3. Dion’s two victories place her in the finals of her draw.
The rookie Guibe began play against Joanna Nalborska of Louisiana Tech, falling in a hard-fought match 6-3, 6-3. However, Guibe came back in her second match to defeat Nelo Phiri of host ULL 6-2, 6-3. That win put her in the consolation finals of the Etouffee Draw.
Petra Ferancova was MSU’s third player in singles action Friday. She met Anna Ruis of UNO in the first round of the Gumbo Draw, falling in a tough match 6-4, 2-6, 1-0(3). Ferancova put up another hard-fought match against Petra Horakova of ULM in consolation play but fell 6-4, 6-1.
Representing State in doubles action were Ferancova and Guibe in the Bread Pudding Draw. The duo came out with an 8-5 victory against Southern Miss’ tandem of Carolin Drescher and Alex Kitchen. They will play in the semifinals on Saturday.
The Bulldogs will continue action on Saturday in the Ragin’ Cajun Classic. If rain delays continue, the tournament could be pushed into Sunday.
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MSU Results At The 2013 Ragin’ Cajun Classic
October 4, 2013 – Lafayette, La.
Singles – Etouffee Draw
First Round - Joanna Nalborska (LA Tech) def. Timea Guibe (MSU) 6-3, 6-3
First Round (Consolation) - Guibe (MSU) def. Nelo Phiri (ULL) 6-2, 6-4
Singles – Gumbo Draw
First Round - Anna Ruis (UNO) def. Petra Ferancova (MSU) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0(3)
First Round (Consolation) - Petra Horakova (ULM) def. Ferancova (MSU) 6-4, 6-1
Singles – Boudin Draw
First Round - Roseline Dion (MSU) def. Kateryna Lapayeva (Lamar) 6-4, 7-6(3)
Semifinals - Dion (MSU) def. Katya Nakonechnaya (Nicholls State) 7-5, 6-3
Doubles - Bread Pudding Draw
First Round – Ferancova/Guibe (MSU) def. Carolin Drescher/Alex Kitchen (Southern Miss) 8-5