Sept. 15, 2012
Kazimieruk, a senior from Poznan, Poland, kicked off the 2012 fall season with a dominating 6-3, 6-0 victory over Tatyana Postnikova of Sam Houston State to advance to the round of 16 on Saturday.
Phillips will also join Kazimieruk in the round of 16 as the sophomore from Nottinghamshire, U.K., posted a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of UTPA's Didi Fatchikova.
"We were able to overcome some first day nerves and improve as the day went along," assistant coach Jo Keene said. "Charlotte and Maja used their experience and got solid wins in both singles and doubles. Jo and Gabby came out and showed some positive signs in doubles, and really worked on the things we have been focusing on in practice. I think we have a great platform to continue to improve tomorrow."
Kazimieruk and Phillips also teamed up in doubles play to defeat UTPA's Fatchikova and Burobina by a score of 8-4 while battling the elements that eventually moved the match indoors.
Singles Main Draw Round of 32
Maja Kazimieruk (UH) def. Tatyana Postnikova (SHSU) 6-3, 6-0
Charlotte Phillips (UH) def. Didi Fatchikova (UTPA) 6-4, 6-3
Chelsea Horan (TXCC) def. Gabriella Jansson (UH) 6-2, 6-1
Lucie Crastecka (UTPA) def. Jo Garvey (UH) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles Main Draw Round of 16
Mayagoitia/Maso (Lamar) def. Garvey/Jansson 8-5
Kazimieruk/Phillips def. Fatchikova/Burobina (UTPA) 8-4
Doubles Main Draw Quarterfinals
Kazimieruk/Phillips (UH) vs. Burges/Horan (TAMUCC)