Sept. 23, 2013
Junior women’s tennis players Natasha Rizvi and Marcelli Magday were named this week’s Air Force Athletes of the Week after capturing the title in the top doubles flight this past weekend at the Bill and Sandra Moore Invitational hosted by the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The Falcon duo defeated Navy’s team of Erin Snook and Katie Porter, 8-2, in the final for their fourth straight win of the weekend.
Rizvi and Magday won twice on Friday, including saving two match points and winning five straight games before the team of Noelle Kaufmann and Mikaela Carlson of Navy were forced to retire at 7-6. On Saturday, they defeated Amanda Wickman and Taylor Washington of Pitt, 8-6, in the semis.
In singles play, Rizvi won the consolation bracket of the “A” flight with an 8-5 victory over San Droop of Navy on Sunday, while Magday lost the “C” flight final to Audrey Ann Blakely of Pitt, 6-1, 6-1.
The Falcons return home for the USAFA Invitational this weekend at the Academy. The three-day tournament starts on Friday, Sept, 27 and is open to the public.