PHILADELPHIA - Day one of the Cissie Leary Memorial Invitational has come to an end. Seven teams came to play in the 12th annual tournament. Due to inclement weather all matches were played in the Levy Tennis Pavilion.
Included in the bracket were seven Quakers, competing in both singles and doubles. At the end of the first day of play, three women were still alive in the main singles draw and one team was in the hunt for the doubles crown.
Ekaterina Kosminskaya began play as the highest seeded Quaker. As the second seed, Kosminskaya’s first-round match was against Lindsay Clark of Yale. Kosminskaya dominated the match, winning in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Kosminskaya is set to play Natalia Sanchez of Cornell. Sanchez won her first round match, 6-1, 6-1.
Freshman Daniela DePaoli won her first match of the weekend against Harvard’s Margarita Krvitski, 6-1, 6-0. DePaoli is set to take on Lilian Nguyen of Yale on Saturday. Nguyen had a first round bye.
Classmate, Jordyn Shaffer will also continue to the quarterfinals on Saturday. Shaffer beat Rachel Gottlieb of Harvard, 6-4, 6-1. She will take on Columbia’s Eliza Matache.
The No. 2 ranked doubles team, Alexa Ely and Kosminskaya will play in the doubles semifinal tomorrow. The duo had a first-round bye and then beat Nicole Stanziola and Shoko Okuda of Columbia, 8-1. The Quaker team will take on Stevi Pettrelli and Vicky Brook of Yale. Pettrelli and Brook won their first-round match 8-3 over Columbia and their quarterfinal match, 8-6, against Yale.
Play begins on Saturday at 9 a.m. with the quarterfinals in singles action. Doubles play resumes at approximately 10:30 a.m. Check back to www.PennAthletics.com for updates.
Download: 2008 Draw Sheets.pdf