Dick Snell

USF Duo Start Fall Off in Fantastic Fashion

September 23, 2012


USF Senior Writer

TAMPA - Loreto Alonso Martinez and Paula Montoya came back to college in top form and it showed during USF's first event of the fall.

Alonso Martinez won all three of her singles matches and Montoya went 2-1 this weekend at the Southern Shootout at the Sharon Lester Tennis Center in Atlanta.

"It showed they've been working hard over the summer and that's why they played well. It pays off," head coach Agustin Moreno said.

Alonso Martinez earned her third singles win of the weekend Sunday when the junior defeated NC State's Chloe Smith, 6-0, 6-3. Montoya helped the Bulls win three out of five singles matches in the Shootout finale by beating NC State's Christy Snipes, 6-1, 6-2.

Fanny Fracassi earned a pro set victory over Georgia State's Maryna Kozachenko by an 8-4 margin.

Alonso Martinez and Ecaterina Vasenina will be the lone Bulls competing next weekend when they play in the main doubles draw of the Riviera All-American Championships in Palisades, Calif. Vasenina also is a qualifier in the singles draw.

Saturday's Results


Ecaterina Vasenina/Loreto Alonso Martinez (USF) def. Joelle Kissell/Rachel James-Baker (NC State), unfinished

Elisha Hande/Chloe Smith (NC State) def. Paula Montoya/Kate Parker (USF), 9-7


No. 23 Abigail Tere-Apisah (Georgia State) def. No. 29 Ecaterina Vasenina (USF), 6-3, 6-1

Loreto Alonso Martinez (USF) def. Natallia Vavulina (Georgia State), 6-4, 6-0

Paula Montoya (USF) def. Masa Grgan (Georgia State), 7-5, 1-0 retired

Chaimaa Roudami (Georgia State) def. Kate Parker (USF), 6-3, 6-3

Linn Timmermann (Georgia State) def. Katherine Pyne (USF), 6-2, 6-4

Sunday's Results


Elizabeth Kilborn/Kendal Woolard (Georgia Tech) def. Ecaterina Vasenina/Loreto Alonso Martinez (USF), 8-6

Alex Anghelescu/Jasmine Minor (Georgia Tech) def. Paula Montoya/Kate Parker (USF), 9-8 (7-5)


No. 19 Joelle Kissell (NC State) def. Ecaterina Vasenina (USF), 6-4, 6-2

Loreto Alonso Martinez (USF) def. Chloe Smith (NC State), 6-0, 6-3

Paula Montoya (USF) def. Christy Snipes (NC State), 6-1, 6-2

Rachel James-Baker (NC State) def. Kate Parker (USF), 6-2, 6-1

Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Maryna Kozachenko (Georgia State), 8-4

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