Bulls Stay Perfect in Big East Play

April 08, 2012


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TAMPA - The USF women's tennis team remained perfect in Big East conference play after it went 1-for-2 in the second doubleheader in three days at the USF Varsity Courts on Sunday.

The Bulls began their first of two matches with a 4-3 loss to Georgia State. USF ended the day with a 4-1 win over Marquette University to bring it to 3-0 in the Big East.

Partners Ecaterina Vasenina and Loreto Alonso Martinez defeated their opponents, 8-5, in the day's opening match while Danielle Mills and Fanny Fracassi won, 8-2, to give USF the point in doubles play.

The Bulls battled to the end in singles competition.

Mills beat her opponent Maryna Kozachenko in just two sets, 6-0, 6-4. Martinez was also able to win in just two sets, 7-5, 6-3. Fracassi and Vasenina were both able to push their opponents into three sets but could not come away with a win.

Marquette's only point came from their win in doubles play.

In singles competition, each of USF's points came from wins in just two sets. Fracassi defeated Rocio Diaz, 6-0, 6-0.

Alessandra Bonte won 6-1, 6-4, while Vasenina won 6-2, 6-1. Martinez got the deciding point with her win against Olga Fischer, 7-6, 6-4.

The last two matches in singles were stopped due to the match already being decided.

The Bulls will head to South Bend, Ind., on Friday to face Notre Dame in their fourth Big East match of the year.


Georgia State 4, USF 3
April 8, 2012
USF Varsity Courts
Tampa, Florida

1. E. Vasenina/L. Martinez (USF) def. T. Lerova/A. Tere-Apisah (GS) 8-5
2. W. Byrd/ M. Kozachenko (GS) def. P. Montoya/L. Rey (USF) 8-6
3. D. Mills/F. Fracassi (USF) def. C. Roudami/M. Grgan (GS) 8-2

Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

1. Abigail Tere-Apisah (GS) def. Ecaterina Vasenina (USF) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
2. Loreto Alonso Martinez (USF) def. Tereza Lerova (GS) 7-5, 6-3
3. Whitney Byrd (GS) def. Fanny Fracassi (USF) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
4. Danielle Mills (USF) def. Maryna Kozachenko (GS) 6-0, 6-4
5. Masa Grgan (GS) def. Alessandra Bonte (USF) 6-4, 6-2
6. Chaimaa Roudami (GS) def. Paula Montoya (USF) 6-2, 6-3

Order of Finish: 6, 4, 5, 2, 1, 3


USF 4, Marquette 1
April 8, 2012
USF Varsity Courts
Tampa, Florida

1. E. Vasenina/L. Martinez (USF) vs. O. Fischer/K. Radan (MU) 6-5 unfinished
2. R. Diaz/A. Pimienta (MU) def. D. Mills/F. Fracassi (USF) 8-3
3. A. Dawson/G. Hush (MU) def. P. Montoya/L. Rey (USF) 8-6

Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1

1. Ecaterina Vasenina (USF) def. Gillian Hush (MU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Loreto Alonso Martinez (USF) Olga Fischer (MU) 7-6, 6-4
3. Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Rocio Diaz (MU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Lucie Rey (USF) Ali Dawson (MU) 7-6(8-6), 4-3 unfinished
5. Alessandra Bonte (USF) def. Vanessa Foltinger (MU) 6-1, 6-4
6. Kate Parker (USF) Ana Pimienta (MU) 7-5, 2-6, 1-1 unfinished

Order of Finish: 3, 5, 1, 2


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