Fraser, Kordolaimi Highlight Shortened Day at Houston Open

Elena Kordolaimi improved to 7-2 in tournament play with Saturday's win

Nov. 3, 2012

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HOUSTON - Celia Fraser and Elena Kordolaimi advanced in singles play to highlight action for the University of Houston Women's Tennis team in a shortened day of action due to inclement weather at John E. Hoff Courts.

Kordolaimi, a sophomore transfer from Lamia, Greece, improved to 7-2 in tournament play with a dominant 6-4, 6-2 victory over Oregon's Patricia Skowronski to advance to Sunday's finals, where she will meet Rice's Dominique Harmath.

Fraser met Denver's Mandy van den Eerenbeemt in the semifinals, posting a 6-3, 6-3 victory to move on to her respective flight title where she will face Rice's Stephanie Nguyen. The junior from Birmingham, U.K., evened her fall tournament record to 5-5 with Saturday's win.

Five Cougars were unable to complete their matches due to rain, and Maja Kazimieruk and Jo Garvey will attempt to join their teammates in singles title matches by resuming play early Sunday morning.

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. Patricia Skowronski (UO), 6-4, 6-2
- will play Dominique Harmath (Rice)

Tom Landry Singles Flight Quarterfinals
Charlotte Phillips (UH) vs. Rachel Baldree (TXST), DNF

Randy Quaid Singles Flight Quarterfinals
Celia Fraser (UH) def. Mandy van den Eerenbeemt (DU), 6-3, 6-3
- will play Stephanie Nguyen (Rice)

Kenny Rogers Singles Flight Quarterfinals
Liselot Koenen (UH) vs. Katy Collins (TXST), DNF

Fred Couples Singles Flight Quarterfinals
Maja Kazimieruk (UH) vs. Rita Bermudez (Idaho), DNF

Leroy Burrell Singles Flight Quarterfinals
Jo Garvey (UH) vs. Alessandra Pennesi (Lamar), DNF

Clyde Drexler Singles Flight Quarterfinals
Gabriella Jansson (UH) vs. Francesca Bernes (TXST), DNS


Jane Figueiredo Doubles Flight Quarterfinals
Kahts/Collins (TXST) def. Kordolaimi/Sanders (UH), 8-2
- will play Jenkins/Thong (Liberty)

Zina Garrison Doubles Flight Quarterfinals
Richard/Sheeran (Liberty) def. Phillips/Garvey (UH), 8-5
- will play Cassens/Ortiz (ISU)

Dale Jones Doubles Flight Semifinals
Macomson/Buttner (UO) def. Fraser/Kazimieruk (UH), 8-4
- will play Ziots/Blanc (TCU)



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