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Tigers Finish Day Two Of FIU Spring Invitational

Jan. 20, 2007

MIAMI, Fla. -

Freshman Jil Hastenrath picked up her second singles victory in as many days, as the No. 75 Auburn Tigers finished day two of the FIU Spring Invitational on Saturday.

In singles play, redshirt freshman Fani Chifchieva fell to Audrey Banada of Miami, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6(4) in flight one.  Sophomore Alex Haney dropped her match to Romy Farah, 6-4, 6-3 in flight two. In flight three, sophomore Whitney Chappell fell, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to Caren Seenauth.  Freshman Melissa Koning also fell in her match, 6-1, 6-4 to Gina Sabatino.  Freshman Jil Hastenrath picked up the lone singles win, as she won her match in flight five over Claudia Wasilewski, 6-4, 6-0.  In flight six, sophomore Kelly Adams lost to Emily Mowery, 6-3, 6-2.

On the doubles side, Haney/Hastenrath fell to Zabala/Fountain in a heartbreaker, 9-8(5) in flight one.  Chifchieva/Koning picked up their first win together with a default win, while Chappell/Adams lost their flight three match to Castillo/Cutuk, 8-4.

The Tigers will wrap up play at the FIU Spring Invitational on Sunday. AU will face South Florida in singles at 9 a.m. CT, then face Miami's doubles teams at 11:30 a.m.



UM  Audrey Banada  d. AUB  Fani Chifchieva (6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4)) 
UM  Romy Farah  d. AUB  Alex Haney (6-4, 6-3) 
UM  Caren Seenauth d. AUB  Whitney Chappell (6-2, 3-6, 6-2)

UM  Gina Sabatino d. AUB  Melissa Koning (6-1, 6-4)
AUB  Jil Hastenrath d. UM  Claudia Wasilewski (6-4, 6-0)
UM  Emily Mowery d. AUB  Kelly Adams (6-3, 6-2)  

FIU  Paula Zabala/Nikkita Fountain d. AUB  Alex Haney/Jil Hastenrath (9-8 (7-5))
AUB  Fani Chifchieva/Melissa Koning d. FIU Egle Petrauskaite/Maria Dolores Pazo (DEFAULT)
FIU  Priscilla Castillo/Marijana Cutuk d. AUB  Whitney Chappell/Kelly Adams (8-4)

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