Tom Hagerty

No. 59 Bulls Rebound at ITA Kick-Off Weekend

January 25, 2014

Coral Gables, JAN. 25, 2014 – The 59th ranked USF women’s tennis team bounced back Saturday morning at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend event posting a 4-1 victory over No. 72 Ohio State at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Miami.

The Bulls got off to a fast start taking the doubles point as Olaya Garrido-Rivas and Fanny Fracassi took down Gabriella De Santis and Miho Kowase 7-6 (1) at second doubles while Vera Bessonova and Olga Martinez defeated Ferny Angeles Paz and Noelle Malley 6-3 at the third doubles spot.

USF won three of the four singles match that were completed to capture the match 4-1.  Fracassi won 6-0, 6-4 at third singles, Garrido-Rivas was victorious 6-0, 6-3 at fourth singles and Martinez prevailed 6-4, 6-2 at the sixth spot. 

Kayla Rizzolo and Loreto Alonso-Martinez were both in a tiebreak when the match ended.

USF will conclude its early season road trip on Friday, January 31 when they travel to Tallahassee to take on No. 24 Florida State.  The match is set to begin at 3:00 p.m.


No. 1 - Grainne O'Neill/Sandy Niehaus (OSU) def. Kayla Rizzolo/Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) 6-2
No. 2. - Olaya Garrido-Rivas/Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Gabriella De Santis/Miho Kowase (OSU) 7-6 (1)
No. 3 - Vera Bessonova/Olga Martinez (USF) def. Ferny Angeles Paz/Noelle Malley (OSU) 6-3


No. 1 - Kayla Rizzolo (USF) vs. Gabriella De Santis (OSU) 6-2, 4-6, 8-4, unfinished
No. 2 - Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) vs. Miho Kowase (OSU) 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, unfinished
No. 3 - Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Grainne O'Neill (OSU) 6-0, 6-4
No. 4 - Olaya Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Ferny Angeles Paz (OSU) 6-0, 6-3
No. 5 - Sandy Niehaus (OSU) def. Vera Bessonova (USF) 6-3, 6-0
No. 6 - Olga Martinez (USF) def. Nicole Flower (OSU) 6-4, 6-2

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