Tennis Completes Day Two at Lady Demon Fall Invite
NATCHITOCHES, La. - Day two at the Lady Demon Fall Invite hosted by Northwestern State is complete and Sophie Rufyikiri will compete for the Flight One Singles title after collecting two wins on Saturday. Also picking up singles wins were Medy Blankvoort and Silvia Tumova.
Rufyikiri defeated Tatiana Larina of Northwestern State (6-4, 6-3) and Carolina Salas of Lamar (6-3, 6-1) in straight sets to remain perfect and set up a title match against Polina Konop of Northwestern State on Sunday.
Blankvoort fell one victory short of an all-ULM final in Flight One Singles after defeating Malena Gordo of Stephen F. Austin (6-4, 3-6, 10-7) but falling to Konop (6-2, 6-4).
Tumova advanced to Sunday's Flight Two Singles' Final with two victories on Saturday. The sophomore controlled Valeria Terentyeva of Stephen F. Austin (6-0, 6-2) and Nataly Mayagoitia of Lamar (6-3, 6-0). Tumova will face Andrea Nedorostova of Northwestern State on Sunday.
Krol was unable to face Soledad Arroyo of New Orleans due to an injury to end her day.
There were no doubles action for ULM on Saturday but Rufyikiri and Krol will battle Polina Konop and Daniela Simonova of Northwestern State in the third round on Sunday.
Play wraps up ton Sunday and ULMWarhawks.com will be the place for complete recaps and results after each day of competition. In addition, be sure to follow @ULMWarhawks on Twitter for midday updates on the action.
ULM Day Two Results Summary
Flight One Singles
Sophie Rufyikiri def. Tatiana Larina (Northwestern State) 6-4, 6-3
Sophie Rufyikiri def. Carolina Salas (Lamar) 6-3, 6-1
Medy Blankvoort def. Malena Gordo (Stephen F. Austin) 6-4, 3-6, 10-7
Medy Blankvoort lost to Polina Konop (Northwestern State) 6-2, 6-4
Flight Two Singles
Silvia Tumova def. Valerie Terentyneva (Stephen F. Austin) 6-3, 6-0
Silvia Tumova def. Nataly Mayagoitia (Lamar) 6-3, 6-0
Justyna Krol defaulted to Soledad Arroyo (New Orleans) Default/Injury