Wildcats Quiet Through First Day of Thunderbird Invite

TEMPE, Ariz. Two Wildcats won in singles play and one Kansas State doubles team won in doubles during the opening day of the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational on Friday.

 

Viviana Yrureta and Tamar Kvaratskhelia both won singles matches and Olga Klimova teamed with Katerina Kudlackova to earn a doubles win at the Whiteman Tennis Center.

 

Yrureta was the only Wildcat player to earn a win in the first round of the singles main draw, topping California’s Claire Ilcinkas in straight sets before falling to Arizona State’s Roxanne Clarke in the second round. Clarke, the tournament’s No. 3 seed, beat Yrureta in a first set tie-break, 7-6(3), before taking the second set, 6-3.

 

Kvaratskhelia drew No. 8 seeded Marion Ravelojaona from California in the opening round and was defeated 6-2, 6-2, before rebounding with a straight set win over Arizona State’s Amanda Martin in consolation play.

 

Klimova and Kudlackova opened Friday’s competition with a doubles win over Pepperdine’s Jillian Braverman and Sylvia Kosakowski, 8-5.

 

Saturday’s portion of the competition begins with doubles play, followed by two rounds of singles matches. Play will continue through Sunday.

 

 

 

ASU Thunderbird Invitational

Day One Results 11/3/06 

Whiteman Tennis Center - Temp, Ariz.

 

Singles Round of 32

Viviana Yrureta (KSU) def. Claire Ilcinkas (CAL), 6-3, 6-2

Jenny Kuehn (MICH) def. Fernanda Da Valle (KSU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. Olga Klimova (KSU), 6-3, 6-3

Marion Ravelojaona (CAL) def. Tamar Kvaratskhelia (KSU), 6-2, 6-2

Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Katerina Kudlackova (KSU), 6-2, 6-2

 

Singles Round of 16

Roxanne Clark (ASU) def. Viviana Yrureta (KSU), 7-6(3), 6-3

 

Singles Consolation

Tania Rice (PEP) def. Fernanda Da Valle (KSU), 6-4, 6-2

Kara Delicata (MICH) def. Olga Klimova (KSU), 6-1, 5-7, 6-4

Tereza Prochazkova (KSU) def. Cristina Visico (CAL), w/o

Tamar Kvaratskhelia (KSU) def. Amanda Martin (ASU), 6-0, 6-1

Bojana Bobusic (CAL) def. Katerina Kudlackova (KSU), 6-0, 6-3

 

Doubles

Nadia Abdala/Rebecca Rankin (ASU) def. Fernanda Da Valle/Viviana Yrureta (KSU), 8-2

Olga Klimova/Katerina Kudlackova (KSU) def. Jillian Braverman/Sylvia Kosakowski (PEP), 8-5

Cristina Visico/Bojana Bobusic (CAL) def. Tamar Kvaratskhelia/Tereza Prochazkova (KSU), 8-0