Falcon Falls at ITA Indoor Nationals

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Falcon Falls at ITA Indoor Nationals

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite a strong second set effort, LSU’s Megan Falcon fell in the quarterfinals against Aurelija Miseviciute of Arkansas 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Championships hosted by The Ohio State University Friday.

Ranked No. 1 in singles, Falcon lost for the second time this fall to a ranked opponent as 119th-ranked Miseviciute came away with the tough three-set win.

It looked like the red-hot Miseviciute would pull off the victory in straight sets when she was leading 3-1 in the second set, but Falcon roared back by winning five of the next six games to take the set. However, Miseviciute responded with a solid win in the third set.

Earlier in the day Falcon knocked off Oklahoma’s Anna Maria Constantinescu in straight sets 6-3, 7-6(1) in the round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinals.

In doubles, Falcon and teammate Hannah Robinson lost in the first round of the consolation bracket 8-3 to Sophie Grabinski and Sanaz Marand of North Carolina.

The losses in singles and doubles ended the Lady Tigers’ stay in the tournament. 

ITA National Indoor Championships
Day Two Results
November 2, 2007

Singles

Round of 16
(1) #1 Megan Falcon (LSU) def. Anna Maria Constantinescu (OU) 6-3, 7-6(1)

Quarterfinals
Aurelija Miseviciute (Arkansas) def. (1) #1 Megan Falcon (LSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Doubles

Consolation First Round
Sophie Grabinski/Sanaz Marand (UNC) def. #13 Megan Falcon/Hannah Robinson (LSU) 8-3