Falcons Play Well at Jayhawk Invitational
Sept. 26, 2008
The Air Force women's tennis team completed the first day of the Jayhawk Invitational, hosted by the University of Kansas, Friday in Lawrence, Kan. Four of the eight Falcons participating won their first singles match of the day.
Freshman Allie Chermel defeated Maria Fernanda Macedo of Iowa State in the first round of the top singles flight, the "Jayhawk" flight, then lost to Edina Horvath of Kansas, 6-0, 6-1, in the second round. Sophomore Christen Monreal lost her first match in the same flight, but defeated Emily Lindsey of UMKC, 6-2, 6-4, in her first consolation match.
In the "Blue" flight, Sophomore Sarah Cassman won her first-round match, defeating Jillian Yakomimich of UMKC, 6-4, 6-1, the dropped a 6-2, 6-3 decision to Yuliana Svistum of Kansas in the second round. Freshmen Tahlia Smoke rallied to defeat Anya Egorova of Wichita State, 6-7, 7-5, 10-4 in the consolation bracket after losing her first-round match to Mary Weatherholt of Nebraska, 6-4, 6-3.
Two freshmen, Shelley Johnson and Shannon Young, each won her first-round match in the "Red" flight. Johnson beat Kate Goff, 7-5, 6-3, while Young defeated Megan Titus (UMKC), 6-3, 6-0. Both players lost their second-round match in straight sets.
In doubles, all four AFA teams lost in the first round, 9-7, to teams from Kansas State. Cassman and Smoke lost to Mariya Slupska and Vanessa Cottin, while Johnson and freshman Megumi Voight fell to Andrea Straznicka and Petra Chuda.
The tournament continues on Saturday, Sept. 27.