Oct. 7, 2012
Anastasia Hueffner won two matches on Sunday to capture the singles title in the "Golf" flight. Hueffner beat Tiffany Filipovich of South Dakota State, 6-3, 6-1 in the semis, then downed Matti Sperry of Colorado, 6-1, 6-1, in the title match.
Air Force also captured a pair of 3rd place finishes, with freshman Mary Meyers placing third in the "Foxtrot" flight with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Ankita Bhatia of Eastern Michigan, while sophomore Marcelli Magday beat FIlipovich, 6-3, 7-5, in the "Golf" flight.
Senior Melissa Cecil won two matches on Sunday, including a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kendall Heitzner of Colorado State to claim fifth place in the "Delta" flight, while fellow senior Hannah Dake also won a pair of matches on Sunday and beat Caroline Schnell of Colorado, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(3), in the consolation final oif the "Bravo" flight.
"This was another great tournament for our team," said Air Force head coach Kim Gidley. "It was really great to see the leadership of the seniors on and off the court and lead the way. Hannah defeated a regionally ranked singles player and Melissa Cecil beat a Big 10 player from Illinois and then MWC rival Colorado State, both in straight sets. This was the strongest tournament we have played to date, with Pac-12, Big 10 and Big 12 schools. To win a singles and a doubles flight was outstanding for us."
The Falcons play at the ITA Mountain Regionals in Las Vegas, Nev., beginning Wednesday, Oct. 10.