Lady Tigers Tennis Travels to Las Vegas

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Lady Tigers Tennis Travels to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The LSU women’s tennis team will travel to Las Vegas for the 2007 UNLV Women’s Tennis Fall Invitational at the Fertitta Tennis Complex this weekend.

A host of Lady Tigers will compete as Kylie Adamek, Mykala Hedberg, Nicole Kantor, Sloane Mathis, Ashley Murdock, Staten Spencer and Tiffany Tucker will travel. Adamek and Mathis competed in the first fall tournament, the Gopher Invitational, two weeks ago.

“I’m excited for these ladies to play,” head coach Tony Minnis said. “It will be good to get out and compete for the first time this semester for most of our players. We are going up against some good teams, so we will see how we improved over the summer.”

Northern Arizona, Tulsa and host UNLV will compete with LSU. The tournament features three singles flights, three doubles flights and consolation play. Singles matches are scheduled for all three days of the tournament while doubles matches will be played Friday and Saturday.

Tournament action will begin Friday at noon CT.

Megan Falcon, ranked No. 1 in the nation in singles, and Hannah Robinson, Falcon’s doubles partner, will not travel for this tournament as they are preparing for the ITA All-American Championships which will be held next week.

2007 UNLV Women’s Tennis Fall Invitational
Day One Schedule
September 28, 2007

Singles

Flight 1

Quarterfinals
Nicole Kantor (LSU) vs. Thalia Barriga (Tulsa), 1 p.m.
Mykala Hedberg (LSU) vs. Kim Van Ginkel (NAU), 1 p.m.

Flight 2

Quarterfinals
Tiffany Tucker (LSU) vs. Agostina Santoro (Tulsa), 1 p.m.
Ashley Murdock (LSU) vs. Nikol Dimitrova (UNLV), 1 p.m.

Flight 3

Quarterfinals
Kylie Adamek (LSU) vs. Orsi Golovics (NAU), 2:30 p.m.
Sloane Mathis (LSU) vs. Stacey Pinchbeck (NAU), 2:30 p.m.

Doubles

Flight 1

Semifinals
Mykala Hedberg/Tiffany Tucker (LSU) vs. Thalia Barriga/Marta Marcinkowska (Tulsa), noon

Flight 2

Semifinals
Ashley Murdock/Nicole Kantor (LSU) vs. Orsi Golovics/Edit Suhadjda (NAU), noon

Flight 3

Semifinals
Staten Spencer/Kylie Adamek (LSU) vs. Yumi Hasegawa/Paij Porter (NAU), noon