By Casey Goldstein
TAMPA-- Senior Fanny Fracassi advanced to Saturday's Bedford Cup quarterfinals with two singles wins Friday afternoon. Fracassi defeated Courtney Griffith of UCF in dominating fashion to make it through to the round of 16 where she upset sixth-seeded Kristina Schleich from FSU.
Freshman Olaya Garrido-Rivas also made it through to Saturday's quarter finals. After a hard-fought first set against Josephine Haraldson from UCF, Garriso-Riyas took set number two in decisive fashion to advance to face Marina Cunningham of North Florida. Garrido-Riyas would take the first set before faltering in set number two. However, the native of Spain would seal the win in the decisive third set.
Fracassi and Garrido-Riyas made a powerful pair in double competition as well Friday, defeating Bukajeva and Lepinay of Stetson to advance. Senior duo Kayla Rizzolo and Loreto Alonso-Martinez earned a win over UCF’s Eberhart and Haraldson to move on to Saturday’s quarterfinals.
The Bulls return to action Saturday morning, return to GoUSFBulls.Com for complete details.
Singles Second Round (Rnd of 32)
Kourtney Keegan (UF) d. Vera Bessonova (USF), 6-2, 6-0
Fanny Fracassi (USF) d. Courtney Griffith (UCF), 6-0, 6-1
Olaya Garrido-Riyas (USF) d. Josephine Haraldson (UCF), 7-6 (4), 6-1
Alessandra Bonte (USF) d. Caroline Eberhart (UCF), 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
Loreto Alonso (USF) d. Elizabeth Means (FGCU), 6-1, 6-1
Olga Martinez (USF) d. Annika Hepp (UCF), 6-0, 6-1
Kayla Rizzolo advanced after a forfeit
Singles Third Round (Rnd of 16)
Mina Matsuba (BCU) d. Kayla Rizzolo (USF), 6-2, 7-5
Fanny Fracassi (USF) d. Kristina Schleich (FSU), 6-3, 6-4
Olaya Garrido-Riyas (USF) d. Marina Cunningham (UNF), 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
Kerrie Cartwright (FSU) d. Alessandra Bonte (USF), 6-4, 7-6 (6)
Simona Weymar (UNF) d. Loreto Alonso (USF), 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)
Belinda Woolcock (UF) d. Olga Martinez (USF), 6-3, 6-3
Doubles Second Round (Rnd of 16)
Fracassi/Garrido-Rivas (USF) d. Bukajeva/Lepinay (Stetson), 8-2
Rizzolo/Alonso-Martinez (USF) d. Porry/Schleich (FSU), 8-7 (2)
Janowicz/Stojic (UF) d. Bessonova/Martinez (USF), 8-6