Philadelphia -Three Penn players will play in thesemi-finals of theEighthAnnual Cissie Leary Invitational held at the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday.Freshman Julia Koulbitskaya defeated Kelly Perry of Arizona, 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the semi-finals. Teammate Raluca Ciochina defeated Angela Hendry of Columbia, 6-0, 7-5, and then recieved a bye when second-seeded Susanna Lingman of Harvard withdrew with an injury. She will face Koulbitskya in the next round of play.
Freshman Yulia Rivelis defeated Penn senior Kate Williams, 2-6, 6-0, 6-2 to advance to the semi-finals. She will face the number one seed Ramona But of Maryland.
Senior Shelah Chao lost in the quarterfinals to But, 6-4, 6-0.
The final day of competition at the Cissie Leary Invitational will begin Sunday morning at 9 a.m.
Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant