Jan. 13, 2006
Las Vegas, Nev. - Five of the eight seeded singles players were upset during the first day of action at the Freeman Memorial Women's Tennis Championships, which kicked off at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the campus of UNLV Friday. Two of the three seeds who advanced past the second round were Stanford teammates Alice Barnes and Theresa Logar, seeded third and fifth, respectively.
Fourth-ranked Barnes earned a bye in the first round and defeated ASU's Sabrina Capannolo 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Tenth-ranked Logar improved to 12-3 on the season with a paid of wins today, a two-set win over South Carolina's Megan McGavock and a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Arizona State's Roxanne Clarke.
Un-ranked Celia Durkin also won a pair of matches to advance to Saturday's competition, with a three-set win over ASU's Rebecca Rankin and a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Duke's Melissa Mang. Durkin will face the only other seeded player in the main draw tomorrow, with an morning match against UNLV's Elena Gantcheva.
In doubles, Barnes and Anne Yelsey, who was seeded No. 1 in singles fell in the second round, will play their first match tomorrow after earning an opening round bye. Logar and Durkin will also continue tomorrow, after posting an 8-6 victory over Duke duo Jackie Carleton and Jessi Robinson.
In flight two, the Cardinal's two entrants faltered on the first day of competition dropping their singles and doubles matches today.
Competition will resume tomorrow, with singles quarterfinals and semifinals following the doubles quarterfinals, which will open the day at 10 a.m. PST.