CORPUS CHRISTI – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vaqueros women’s tennis team qualified in three flights at the Islander Open, hosted by Texas A & M-Corpus Christi, on Friday at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center.
In Flight A of Singles, Freshman Marjorie Souza defeated Camille Townsend of Corpus Christi in straight sets to advance to the semi-finals. Souza fell in the first set 3-6 before retaliating with a 6-2 victory in the second. The tiebreaker was close but Souza took the win 10-8 for the win.
Souza will face UTEP’s Kathleen Percegona on Saturday for a place in the Vol A final.
Second year Valerie Montero picked up a three-set victory over Lou Dupuis de Lamar to advance in Flight B. After losing 3-6 in the first, Montero followed with a 7-5 victory in the second, establishing a tiebreaker that Montero won 10-8.
Montero will face Mariya Shumeika of Corpus Christi for a spot in the Vol B final.
In doubles, the duo Souza and sophomore Stefanie Wilske won a victory in the B flight. Souza and Wilske beat Dupuis de Lamar and Jayci Wong 8-3 to advance to the final.
Souza and Wilske will face the winner between Noelia Lorca and Elena Rodriguez from Lamar and LÃ©opoldine Boisseau and Kateryna Rublevska from Corpus Christi.
The game resumes Saturday at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center.
Marjorie Souza (UTRGV) def. Camille Townsend (AMCC) 3-6, 6-2, 10-8
Kathleen Percegona (UTEP) def. Ana Platisa (UTRGV) 7-5, 5-7, 10-4
Elena Rodriguez (LU) defeated. Isabell Bahr (UTRGV) 6-1, 6-3
LÃ©opoldine Boisseau (AMCC) def. Alicia thal (UTRGV) 6-4, 6-0
Valerie Montero (UTRGV) def. Lou Dupuis (LU) 3-6, 7-5, 10-8
Lina Sachica (UTEP) def. Stefanie Wilske (UTRGV) 6-4, 6-1
Kathleen Percegona / Lina Sachica (UTEP) def. Ana Platisa/Valerie Montero (UTRGV) 8-2
Emma Aucagne / Emma HonorÃ© (AMCC) def. Isabelle Bahr/Kristyna Mamicova (UTRGV) 8-2
Marjorie Souza/Stefanie Wilske (UTRGV) def. Jayci Wong / Lou Dupuis (LU) 8-3