SPARTANBURG, S.C. (11/4/16) – The Arkansas State women’s tennis team opened competition at the Wofford Invite at the Reeves Tennis Center with three singles victories and a win in the doubles’ bracket after the first day of play.
Roberts defeated Montse Mesalles 7-5, 6-2 to advance to semifinals off the College draw, while Jeresic won an exciting match over Georgia Southern’s Arianna De Winter. Jeresic lost the first 6-7 (3), but rallied for a 6-3 win in the second set and then put the match away with a 10-7 win in the third set to also advance to the semifinals in the black draw.
Gauguery moved into the semis of the gold draw with a straight set 6-3, 6-3 win over Western Carolina’s Jordan Strickland. In the doubles’ bracket, Gauguery and Quammen advanced to the semifinals of the white draw with 6-3 win over Patricia Recalde Pacua and Paula Rives Palau.
In other action, Victoria Pisani lost her opening round match to Emilia Bujan, 6-4, 4-6, 10-7, while Quammen lost to Lauren Reid of Wofford 6-3, 7-5. Pisani and Roberts also lost to Coastal Carolina’s Natalie Wall and Romane Delay 6-1.
Play will resume Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with doubles’ pairs taking the courts first, followed by the semifinals of the singles’ brackets in the afternoon.
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