Cougars Complete Opening Day of Tennis Express Houston Open

Elena Kordolaimi

Nov. 2, 2012

Singles Draw | Doubles Draw

HOUSTON - Four University of Houston Women's Tennis student-athletes advanced in singles play on the opening day of the Tennis Express Houston Open at John E. Hoff Courts.

Sophomore transfer Elena Kordolaimi opening singles play with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Iowa State's Simona Cacciuttolo to improve to 6-2 this fall and advance to Saturday's semifinals.

Junior Celia Fraser followed with a 5-7, 6-3, 10-4 defeat of Oregon's Lana Buttner, while senior Maja Kazimieruk cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Megan Ziots of TCU.

Junior Jo Garvey rounded out the singles wins on Friday by defeating Liberty's Rebekah Jenkins by a score of 6-0, 7-5.

In doubles play, the Houston duo of Kazimieruk and Fraser triumphed over Liberty's Domenech and Wellman by a score of 8-1 to advance to Saturday's finals where they will meet Oregon's Macomson and Buttner.

The Cougar pair of Kordolaimi and Sanders erased a 7-4 deficit against Lamar's Salas and Czudak, tying the match at seven games apiece before eventually falling 9-7.

The main parking lot for the tournament is lot 15H, located between the tennis courts and softball stadium, with overflow parking in lot 16D, located on the corner of Elgin and Cullen at the end of the intramural fields.

Fans can stay up-to-date on results this weekend by following UHCougarTennis on Twitter.


Akeem Olajuwon Singles Flight Quarterfinals
Elena Kordolaimi def. Simona Cacciuttolo (ISU), 6-3, 6-4
- will play Patricia Skowronski (UO)



Tom Landry Singles Flight Quarterfinals
Alicia Porte (Lamar) def. Charlotte Phillips (UH), 6-4, 6-3
- will play Rachel Baldree (TXST)

Randy Quaid Singles Flight Quarterfinals
Celia Fraser (UH) def. Lana Buttner (UO), 5-7, 6-3, 10-4
- will play Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (DU)

Kenny Rogers Singles Flight Quarterfinals
Solomiya Zinko (Rice) def. Liselot Koenen (UH), 6-0, 6-1
- will play Katy Collins (TXST)

Fred Couples Singles Flight Quarterfinals
Maja Kazimieruk (UH) def. Megan Ziots (TCU), 6-1, 6-0
- will play Rita Bermudez (Idaho)

Leroy Burrell Singles Flight Quarterfinals
Jo Garvey (UH) def. Rebekah Jenkins (Liberty), 6-0, 7-5
- will play Alessandra Pennesi (Lamar)

Clyde Drexler Singles Flight Quarterfinals
Annisha Domenech (Liberty) def. Gabriella Jansson (UH), 6-0, 6-2
- will play Francesca Bernes (TXST)


Jane Figueiredo Doubles Flight Quarterfinals
Salas/Czudak (Lamar) def. Kordolaimi/Sanders (UH), 9-7
- will play Kahts/Collins (TXST)

Zina Garrison Doubles Flight Quarterfinals
Belmar/Mee (Ark) def. Phillips/Garvey (UH), 8-4
- will play Richard/Sheeran (Liberty)

Dale Jones Doubles Flight Semifinals
Fraser/Kazimieruk (UH) def. Domenech/Wellman (Liberty), 8-1
- will play Macomson/Buttner (UO)

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