UF W-Tennis Doubles Team Falls in SF at Memorial Freeman


Published: Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 17, 2005 at 1:55 a.m.

Las Vegas - The University of Florida women's tennis doubles team of Whitney Benik and Lolita Frangulyan lost in the semifinal round of the Freeman Memorial Women's Tennis Championships at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the UNLV campus.

Facts

2005 FREEMAN MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES SEMIFINALS Jan. 16
#41 Lejla Hodzic/Whitney Deason (STAN) def. #3 Whitney Benik/Lolita Frangulyan (UF) 8-5
#5 Daniela Bercek/Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. Shadisha Robinson/Caroline Basu (UGA) 9-7

FLIGHT ONE SINGLES CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS Jan. 16
NOTE: Draw rearranged because of teammates facing each other
#74 Lolita Frangulyan (UF) def. Victoria Jones (UT) 6-7, 7-6, 6-3
Whitney Benik (UF) def. Marion Ravelojaona (CAL) 6-3, 6-3

CHAMPIONSHIP Jan. 16
Not Played

FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS Jan. 16
Sabita Maharaj/Ghizela Schutte (UT) def. Stephanie Kusano /Cristina Visico (CAL) 8-3
Joslynn Burkett/Jessica Leitch (ASU) def. Alex Liles/Nina Suvak (UF) 8-4

ADDITIONAL SINGLES MATCHES Jan. 16
Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. Nina Suvak (UF) 6-1, 6-1
Joslynn Burkett (ASU) def. Caroline Basu (UGA) 7-6, 6-1
Cristina Visico (CAL) def. Christyn Lucas (SCAR) 7-6, 6-1
Jessica Shu (CAL) def. Grace Blakeley (SCAR) 6-1, 6-7, 1-0 (10-4)
Ghizela Schutte (UT) def. Stephanie Kusano (CAL) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
Melissa Schaub (UT) def. Rebecca Rankin (ASU) 6-2, 7-5

The freshmen duo fell 8-5 to Stanford's Lejla Hodzic and Whitney Deason. Benik and Frangulyan did win their respective semifinal consolation singles matches to reach the final, which was not played.

This was the final individual event until the NCAA Championships for the Gators, who next play host to Baylor on Saturday, January 22 to launch their 2004-05 dual match season.

2005 FREEMAN MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS

At Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas, NV

Sunday, January 16, 2005

FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES SEMIFINALS Jan. 16

#41 Lejla Hodzic/Whitney Deason (STAN) def. #3 Whitney Benik/Lolita Frangulyan (UF) 8-5

#5 Daniela Bercek/Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. Shadisha Robinson/Caroline Basu (UGA) 9-7

FLIGHT ONE SINGLES CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS Jan. 16

NOTE: Draw rearranged because of teammates facing each other

#74 Lolita Frangulyan (UF) def. Victoria Jones (UT) 6-7, 7-6, 6-3

Whitney Benik (UF) def. Marion Ravelojaona (CAL) 6-3, 6-3

CHAMPIONSHIP Jan. 16

Not Played

FLIGHT ONE DOUBLES CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS Jan. 16

Sabita Maharaj/Ghizela Schutte (UT) def. Stephanie Kusano /Cristina Visico (CAL) 8-3

Joslynn Burkett/Jessica Leitch (ASU) def. Alex Liles/Nina Suvak (UF) 8-4

ADDITIONAL SINGLES MATCHES Jan. 16

Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. Nina Suvak (UF) 6-1, 6-1

Joslynn Burkett (ASU) def. Caroline Basu (UGA) 7-6, 6-1

Cristina Visico (CAL) def. Christyn Lucas (SCAR) 7-6, 6-1

Jessica Shu (CAL) def. Grace Blakeley (SCAR) 6-1, 6-7, 1-0 (10-4)

Ghizela Schutte (UT) def. Stephanie Kusano (CAL) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Melissa Schaub (UT) def. Rebecca Rankin (ASU) 6-2, 7-5

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