Houston Tennis Opens Play at Two Tournaments

    Elena Kordolaimi topped an opponent from Tulsa on the opening day at the Razorback Classic
    Elena Kordolaimi topped an opponent from Tulsa on the opening day at the Razorback Classic
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    Oct. 5, 2012

    HOUSTON - The University of Houston women's tennis team competed in split squads on Friday at the Rice Invitational in Houston and the Razorback Classic in Fayetteville, Ark.

    Sophomores Elena Kordolaimi and Liselot Koenen made the trip to Arkansas, as Kordolaimi highlighted play with a gritty 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 victory over Tulsa's Isaura Enrique.

    Koenen dropped a 7-5, 7-5 decision to Arkansas' Ana Lorena Hernandez in the opening round, while the two teamed up in doubles play, falling to the Razorback duo of Suria and Pang by a score of 8-5.

    Celia Fraser secured the lone victory for the Cougars at the Rice Invite, defeating Elizabeth Thoms of UT-Arlington by a score of 7-6, 6-3. The junior from Birmingham, U.K., will face Rice's Kim Anicete in the semifinals on Saturday.

    Maja Kazimieruk, Dionne Sanders and Gabriella Jansson all dropped matches in the first round and will play out of the consolation bracket on Saturday.

    Friday's Results

    RAZORBACK CLASSIC

    Singles Main Draw
    Elena Kordolaimi (UH) def. Isaura Enrique (TU), 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
    Ana Lorena Hernandez (UA) def. Liselot Koenen (UH), 7-5, 7-5

    Doubles Main Draw
    Surin/Pang (UA) def. Koenen/Kordolaimi (UH), 8-5

    RICE INVITE

    Flight 2 Singles
    Celia Fraser (UH) def. Elizabeth Thoms (UTA), 7-6, 6-3

    Flight 3 Singles
    Katarina Dikosavijevic (UTA) def. Maja Kazimieruk (UH), 6-4, 6-1

     

     

    Flight 4 Singles
    Rachel Baldree (TXST) def. Dionne Sanders (UH), 6-2, 6-0

    Flight 5 Singles
    Caroline Hudson (LSU) def. Gabriella Jansson (UH), 6-0, 6-1

    Flight 2 Doubles
    Thoms/Dennis (UTA) def. Sanders/Kazimieruk (UH), 8-2

    Flight 3 Doubles
    Collins/Van Den Bergh (TXST) def. Fraser/Jansson (UH), 8-2

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