Women’s tennis progresses in three flights at Islander Open

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 Léopoldine Boisseau and Kateryna Rublevska from Corpus Christi.

The game resumes Saturday at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center.

Flight A
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

Flight B

Léopoldine Boisseau (AMCC) def. Alicia thal (UTRGV) 6-4, 6-0
Valerie Montero (UTRGV) def. Lou Dupuis (LU) 3-6, 7-5, 10-8

Flight C

Lina Sachica (UTEP) def. Stefanie Wilske (UTRGV) 6-4, 6-1

Flight A

Kathleen Percegona / Lina Sachica (UTEP) def. Ana Platisa/Valerie Montero (UTRGV) 8-2
Emma Aucagne / Emma Honoré (AMCC) def. Isabelle Bahr/Kristyna Mamicova (UTRGV) 8-2

Flight B
Marjorie Souza/Stefanie Wilske (UTRGV) def. Jayci Wong / Lou Dupuis (LU) 8-3

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