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MSU Doubles Team, Two Singles Players Advance At Roberta Alison

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MSU doubles team Naomi Tran and Alexandra Perper will advance into the semifinals of their draw in the 2013 Roberta Alison Fall Classic.
Photo Courtesy of Bill Simmonds

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – As the first day of the 2013 Roberta Alison Fall Classic got underway Friday, the Mississippi State women’s tennis team found success, as a doubles team and two singles players claimed victories to advance them in the event.  

All-SEC and 76th-ranked MSU sophomore Georgiana Patrasc led the way in singles. She began the tournament with a defeat over Courtney Colton of Vanderbilt 6-4, 6-2. The victory moved her into the semifinals of the Meritt Emery Draw, where she defeated Noel Scott of LSU 7-6(5), 6-2 to advance to Saturday’s title match.

Junior veteran Naomi Tran also advanced to the finals of her draw in the event, defeating Jessie Grace of MTSU 6-2, 6-2 to open the day. In the semifinals of the Courtney McLane Draw, she then claimed another win over Jessica Perez of Loyola Marymount 6-3, 7-5.

State’s 48th-ranked doubles team Alexandra Perper and Tran swiped a win over Kristin Lewis and Carita Moolman of Samford 8-6 in the lone round of doubles that was played Friday. The victory placed the Bulldog duo in the semifinals of the Robin Stephenson Draw on Saturday.

In Perper’s first singles action on Friday, she dropped a tough match to the nation’s No. 7-ranked Yana Koroleva of Clemson 6-1, 7-5. But Perper rebounded very well, coming back with a upset over No. 51 Lauren Mira of Vanderbilt 6-3, 6-4 in the consolation semifinals of the Taylor Lindsey Draw.

True freshman Timea Guibe started off the tourney with a loss against Jillian Rooney of Northwestern 6-3, 6-2. In the consolation semifinals of her draw, the Rebecca Guide, she won by default against Ipek Birol of Tulane, who withdrew from the tournament.

Senior Bulldogs Rosie Dion and Petra Ferancova both dropped their first matches Friday, Dion falling to Flavia Nagayama of MTSU 6-2, 6-4 in the Mari Muller Draw and Ferancova falling to Tarani Kamoe of Georgia State 6-2, 6-4 in the Dominique Glinzler Draw. Dion defeated Carola Pederzani of Clemson 6-1, 6-3 in the consolation semifinals of her draw to move into the finals Saturday. Ferancova dropped a very tough consolation match to Caroline Faught of UAB 7-5, 7-6(3).

In other doubles action, Mississippi State’s duo of Ferancova and Patrasc fell to Tulane’s Klara Vyskocilova and Jacqui Katz 8-6 in the Melissa Day Draw. Also dropping their first-round match was the Bulldog duo Dion and Guibe, who fell to Northwestern’s Maddie Lipp and Belinds Niu 8-3 in the Bianca Svensson Draw. Both doubles teams will play in consolation action Saturday.

Action will continue on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. CT.

For more information on Mississippi State women’s tennis and updates throughout the 2013 Roberta Alison Fall Classic, fans can follow the Bulldogs on Twitter (@HailStateWT), Facebook (HailStateWT) and Instagram (HailStateWT). Mississippi State athletics can also be found on FanCred by going to http://www.fancred.com/go/hailstate/.

 

 

MSU Results At The 2013 Roberta Alison Fall Classic

November 1, 2013 – Tuscaloosa, Ala.

 

Singles - Taylor Lindsey Draw

First Round - #7 Yana Koroleva (Clemson) def. Alexandra Perper (MSU) 6-1, 7-5

Consolation Semifinals - Alexandra Perper (MSU) def. #51 Lauren Mira (Vanderbilt) 6-3, 6-4

Singles - Meritt Emry Draw

First Round - #76 Georgiana Patrasc (MSU) def. Courtney Colton (Vanderbilt) 6-4, 6-2

Semifinals - #76 Patrasc (MSU) def. Noel Scott (LSU) 7-6(5), 6-2

Singles - Courtney McLane Draw

First Round - Naomi Tran (MSU) def. Jessie Grace (MTSU) 6-2, 6-2

Semifinals - Tran (MSU) def.  Jessica Perez (Loyola Marymount) 6-3, 7-5

 

Singles - Rebecca Baum Draw

First Round - Jillian Rooney (Northwestern) def. Timea Guibe (MSU) 6-3, 6-2

Consolation Semifinals - Guibe (MSU) def. Ipek Birol (Tulane) by default

 

Singles - Mari Muller Draw

First Round -  Flavia Nagayama (MTSU) def. Roseline Dion (MSU) 6-2, 6-4

Consolation Semifinals - Dion (MSU) def. Carola Pederzani (Clemson) 6-1, 6-3

 

Singles - Dominique Glinzler Draw

First Round - Tarani Kamoe (Georgia State) def. Petra Ferancova (MSU) 6-2, 6-4

Consolation Semifinals - Caroline Faught (UAB) def. Ferancova (MSU) 7-5, 7-6(3)

 

Doubles - Robin Stephenson Draw

First Round - #48 Alexandra Perper/Naomi Tran (MSU) def. Kristin Lewis/Carita Moolman (Samford) 8-6

 

Doubles - Melissa Day Draw

First Round - Klara Vyskocilova/Jacqui Katz (Tulane) def. Georgiana Patrasc/Petra Ferancova (Mississippi State) 8-6

 

Doubles - Bianca Svensson Draw

First Round - Maddie Lipp/Belinda Niu (Northwestern) def. Timea Guibe/Roseline Dion (Mississippi State) 8-3

Numbers preceding names are current national rankings; tournament seedings in brackets

 


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