The Patriot's women's tennis team competed in the Hampton Roads
Collegiate Invitational in Newport News, Va this weekend. The team came
away with some impressive results including one flight championship, two
second place finishes and a third place.
Friday was a one-day doubles shoot-out in which the Mason teams all
preformed well. The team of Ashley Delaney and Esu Erdenebat won the B
Flight winning all three of their matches. In the A Flight Kiersten
Pappas and Brittany Pilkington took third place with their only lose
coming to the team from Drexel that won the flight.
Andy Londen and Kate Desiatnikova made it to the finals of the C Flight
before falling to the team from Mary Washington.
Saturday and Sunday were the singles portion of the tournament.
Saturday's matches were highlighted by Andy Londen winning both of her
matches. Most of the other Mason players went one and one on the day. On
Sunday rain forced the play inside to the Centre Court Tennis facility.
Londen made it to the finals of the B Flight where she lost to Gabrielle
Moxey from Howard. Maya Hicks and Esu Erdenebat both finished strong
with wins over their respective opponents from Mary Washington.
"This was a good way to finish off our fall competitions", stated Coach
Curtis. "I was especially pleased with our progress in doubles and some
of our individual singles play."
The tennis team complete their fall season as they host the Annual
Alumni Event on October 20th beginning at 10:30am at the Mason tennis
*A Flight Doubles*
Pappas/Pilkington (Mason) def Gleason/Saaveda (Army) 8-0
Marcela/Zeyney (Drexel) def Pappas/Pilkington (Mason) 8-6
Pappas/Pilkington (Mason) def Mancini/Smyth (Villanova) 9-7
*B Flight Doubles*
Delaney/Erdenebat (Mason) def Hahn/Ott (Loyola) 8-6
Delaney/Erdenebat (Mason def Daneil/Pappafotis (Army) 8-3
Delaney/Erdenebat (Mason) def Hughes/Morgus (Loyola) 8-6
*C Flight Doubles*
Desiatnikova/Londen (Mason) def Johnson/Kamenschchikova (Chowan) 8-3
Desiatnikova/Londen (Mason) def DeCarvalho/Hoy (Loyola) 8-3
Bowman/Suyama (Mary Wash) def Desiatnikova/Londen (Mason) 8-3
*A Flight Singles*
Hahn (Loyola) def Pilkington (Mason) 6-3, 6-3
Rosales (Drexel) def Pappas (Mason) 6-3, 6-2
Mafia (Drexel) def Delaney (Mason) 6-4, 2-6, 10-8
Pivonea (Drexel) def Pilkington (Mason) 8-5
Kamenschchikova (Chowan) def Pappas (Mason) 8-6
Delaney (Mason) def Johnson (Howard) w/o
Morgaus (Loyola) def Delaney (Mason) 8-5
*B Flight Singles*
West (Villanova) def Hicks (Mason) 6-7, 6-2, 10-8
Londen (Mason) def Bell (Howard) 6-3, 2-6, 11-9
Erdenebat (Mason) def Hoy (Loyola) 6-2, 6-4
Hicks (Mason) def Kiser (Army) 8-3
Londen (Mason) def Weinberg (Mary Wash) 6-3, 7-5
Daniel (Army) def Erdenebat (Mason) 6-3, 7-6
Hicks (Mason) def Bowman (Mary Wash) 8-4
Londen (Mason def Daniel (Army) w/o
Erdenebat (Mason) def Weinberg (Mary Wash) 8-0
Moxey (Howard) def Londen (Mason) 8-2
*C Flight Singles*
Tiles (Drexel) def Desiatnikova (Mason) 6-1, 3-6, 14-12
Desiatnikova (Mason) def DeBackre (Chowan) 8-1
Richman (Mary Wash) def Desiatnikova (Mason) 8-5