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Roadrunners post 28 victories at Wildcats Invitational
Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 10/25/2013
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TUCSON, Ariz. — UTSA opened its fall campaign with a total of 28 victories (17 singles/11 doubles) at last weekend's Wildcats Invitational.

Miriam Rosell Canudas had a solid first tournament as a Roadrunner, as she advanced to Sunday's Wildcat Flight championship final where she lost to Arizona's Akilah James in three sets (6-3, 6-7, 6-3). The freshman from Barcelona, Spain, advanced to the championship match with a pair of victories on Friday and one more the following day. She also teamed up with Isabelle Jonsson for two doubles wins during the weekend.

Irene Gandara Gonzalez also played in a championship match on the final day. The junior from Cordoba, Spain, dropped a 6-1, 6-0 decision to Arizona's Lauren Marker in the Crimson Flight final. She, too, won her first two contests on the opening day and another on Saturday to move on. Gandara Gonzalez added a pair of wins in double play with Nicole Karaklis.

Meanwhile, Jacobea Junger picked up three singles victories, including a 6-1, 6-2 triumph against Mickey Hsu of Cal State Northridge in a Wildcat Flight Consolation final. She and Daniela Garcia-Diaz combined for three doubles victories en route to winning a Wildcat Consolation Flight final against the Northern Arizona duo of Jordan Denesik and Tatum Rochin (8-5).

UTSA will be back in action later this week at the ITA Texas Regional Championships. The four-day tournament is scheduled to begin on Thursday in Fort Worth.


2013 Wildcats Invitational
El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort (Tucson, Ariz.)
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11-13

Friday, Oct. 11
Singles
Wildcat Flight First Round
Hopson (UNM) def. Jonsson (UTSA) 6-1, 6-0
Rosell Canudas (UTSA) def. Meza (UTEP) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
Junger (UTSA) def. Warren (CSUN) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Crimson Flight First Round
Marker (UA) def. Poile (UTSA) 6-1, 6-2
Shutter (CSUN) def. Hallgren (UTSA) 6-4, 6-2
Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) def. Michau (UTEP) 6-3, 7-5
Denesik (NAU) def. Shichkova (UTSA) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5

Navy Flight First Round
Hendrikx (UA) def. Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) 6-2, 6-0
Baklini (UNM) def. Karaklis (UTSA) 5-7, 7-6, 6-1

Wildcat Championship Flight Second Round
Rosell Canudas (UTSA) def. Hsu (CSUN) 6-2, 6-4
James (UA) def. Junger (UTSA) 6-4, 6-4

Crimson Flight Championship Flight Second Round
Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) def. McRann (UA) 6-3, 6-1

Wildcat Flight Consolation Second Round
Poei (CSUN) def. Jonsson (UTSA) 6-3, 6-2

Crimson Flight Consolation Second Round
Green (ISU) def. Poile (UTSA) 7-6, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)
Hallgren (UTSA) def. Visscher (UTEP) 7-5, 6-3
Shichkova (UTSA) def. Tench (UTEP) 6-1, 6-2

Navy Flight Consolation Second Round
Chang (CSUN) over Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (10-5)

Doubles
Rosell Canudas/Jonsson (UTSA) def. Leblond/Visscher (UTEP) 8-0
Junger/Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) def. Olivier/Baklini (UNM) 8-5
James/Marker (UA) def. Hallgren/Shichkova (UTSA) 8-2
Gandara Gonzalez/Karaklis (UTSA) def. Headford (NAU)/Collet (CSUN) 8-4
Hendrikx/Austin (UA) def. Michau (UTEP)/Poile (UTSA) 8-4

Saturday, Oct. 12
Singles
Shichkova (UTSA) def. Marquez (CSUN) 6-1, 6-3
Karaklis (UTSA) def. Chang (CSUN) 6-0, 6-4
Rosell Canudas (UTSA) def. Oldham (UA) 6-2, 6-3
Junger (UTSA) def. Olivier (UNM) 6-2, 6-2
Hsu (CSUN) def. Jonsson (UTSA) 6-3. 7-5
Poile (UTSA) def. Visscher (UTEP) 6-2, 6-1
Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) def. Cheung (CSUN) 6-4, 6-3
Green (ISU) def. Hallgren (UTSA) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles
Second Round
Oldham/McRann (UA) def. Rosell Canudas/Jonsson(UTSA) 8-2
Bhat/Hopson (UNM) def. Karaklis/Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) 8-2
Hallgren/Shichkova (UTSA) def. Shuer/Warren (CSUN) 8-4
Michau (UTEP)/Poile (UTSA) def. Collet/Headford (CSUN) 8-5
Junger/Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) def. Hsu/Poei (CSUN) 8-6

Third Round
Rosell Canudas/Jonsson (UTSA) def. Cassens/Green (ISU) 8-0
Austin/Hendrikx (UA) def. Karaklis/Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) 8-2
Calvillo/Meza (UTEP) def. Junger/Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) 8-3
Michau (UTEP)/Poile (UTSA) def. Marquez/Chang (CSUN) 8-4
Olivier/Baklini (UNM) def. Hallgren/Shichkova (UTSA) 9-7

Sunday, Oct. 13
Singles
Wildcat Flight Championship Final
James (UA) def. Rosell Canudas (UTSA) 6-3, 6-7, 6-3

Wildcat Flight Consolation Finals
Junger (UTSA) def. Hsu (CSUN) 6-1, 6-2
Jonsson (UTSA) def. Warren (CSUN) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7)

Navy Flight Consolation Finals
Karaklis (UTSA) def. Sylenko (UTEP) 6-1, 6-0
Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) def. Collet (CSUN) 6-0, 6-4

Crimson Flight Championship Final
Marker (UA) def. Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) 6-1, 6-0

Crimson Flight Consolation Finals
Green (ISU) def. Shichkova (UTSA) 6-1, 6-3
Merchiers (ISU) def. Hallgren (UTSA) 6-4, 5-3

Doubles
Wildcat Consolation Flight Finals
Junger/Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) def. Denesik/Rochin (NAU) 8-5
James/Marker (UA) def. Rosell Canudas/Jonsson (UTSA) 8-0
Hallgren/Shichkova (UTSA) def. Tench/Sylenko (UTEP) 8-6

Cardinal Flight Finals
Karaklis/Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) def. Marquez/Chang (CSUN) 8-3
Bhat/Hopson (UNM) def. Michau (UTEP)/Poile (UTSA) 8-5

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