Tom Hagerty

Bulls Step Up in Singles on Day 2

September 21, 2013


USF Senior Writer

TAMPAOlaya Garrido-Rivas and Fanny Fracassi stayed perfect in doubles, while the USF women’s tennis team won five of eight singles matches Saturday at the Bulldog Classic in Athens, Ga.

Garrido-Rivas, a freshman, and Fracassi improved to 3-0 this season by getting past Georgia’s Mia King and Lilly Kimbell, 9-7, in Flight 3. Garrido-Rivas, from Spain, recorded her first singles win as a Bull by cruising past NC State’s Taylor Zaytoun, 6-0, 6-1, in Flight 4.

Fracassi, a senior, earned her first singles win of the season by dominating NC State’s Elisha Hande, 6-1, 6-0, in Flight 3. Freshman Olga Martinez also got into the win column by defeating NC State’s Liza Fieldsend, 6-3, 6-4, in Flight 5.

Freshman Vera Bessonova kept things rolling in singles with a 6-3, 6-4 win over NC State’s Natalia Janowicz in Flight 6, while Alessandra Bonte handed NC State’s Sophie Nelson a 6-3, 6-0 loss in Flight 7.

The Bulls wrap up their weekend at the Bulldog Classic with singles matches against Old Dominion 10 a.m. Sunday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.


Doubles Flight 1
#2 Kate Fuller/Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Kayla Rizzolo/Loreto Alonso (USF), 8-4
Doubles Flight 2
#50 Lauren Herring/Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Vera Bessonova/Olga Martinez (USF), 8-0
Doubles Flight 3
Olaya Garrido-Rivas/Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Mia King/Lilly Kimbell (UGA), 9-7

Singles Flight 1
#45 Joelle Kissell (NCSU) def. Kayla Rizzolo (USF), 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Singles Flight 2
Christy Sipes (NCSU) def. Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF), 1-0, ret.
Singles Flight 3
Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Elisha Hande (NCSU), 6-1, 6-0
Singles Flight 4
Olaya Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Taylor Zaytoun (NCSU), 6-0, 6-1
Singles Flight 5
Olga Martinez (USF) def. Liza Fieldsend (NCSU), 6-3, 6-4
Singles Flight 6
Vera Bessonova (USF) def. Natalia Janowicz (NCSU), 6-2, 6-3
Singles Flight 7
Alessandra Bonte (USF) def. Sophie Nelson (NCSU), 6-3, 6-0
Singles Flight 8
Nicole Martinez (NCSU) def. Hailey Grillo (USF), 4-6, 7-5, 6-0

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