WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Women's tennis wrapped up its first tournament of the season Sunday at the William & Mary Invitational. Doubles were able to be completed in the morning, but when the rains came the tournament was postponed and eventually most of the singles matches, with the exception of a few, went unfinished. With the abbreviated schedule, only three players for the Quakers were able to complete their singles matches.
In the doubles session, Jaime Yapp-Shing and Daniela DePaoli's run of tough losses continued on Sunday as the Flight A duo lost 8-6 in their final match of the tournament. Yapp-Shing and DePaoli finished just 1-3 in the opening weekend together, but never lost by more than two games as they experienced a pair of 8-6 defeats along with a 9-7 defeat in the opener.
Jules Rodin and Alex Ion could not complete their journey all the way through the consolation bracket. After an opening round defeat, Rodin and Ion had won two consecutive matches, but could not make it three in a row as they fell 8-3 in their final doubles match of the weekend. They finished the weekend at 1-2.
Although they were not originally scheduled to play in doubles today, Stephanie Do and Srinidhi Raghavan played an added match against Virginia Tech. The duo looked very sharp as they defeated the fifth place finishers in the Flight A draw by an 8-3 tally. They also finish their weekend with an even 2-2 record and a seventh place finish in their Flight B draw.
In singles, Emma Whitfield came up just short in her bid for the Flight E championship, falling 6-3, 6-2 in the finals. Despite the outcome on Sunday, Whitfield had a very good opening weekend that included a pair of 10-point tiebreak victories to get her into the finals of her draw. She finishes the weekend in second place for Flight E.
Do gave the Quakers another strong individual performance with her victory in the third place match. She won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. The sophomore finishes her first weekend in the fall with a 2-1 record. In Flight C, Rodin's hard luck weekend continued on Sunday as she had to retire from her seventh place match.
Both Raghavan and DePaoli took the court for their singles matches, but were unable to complete the matches before the inclement weather struck. Yapp-Shing and Ion were never even able to take the court in singles action on Sunday.
The Quakers will continue their fall schedule next weekend at the three-day Columbia Invitational.
Player by Player Tournament Breakdown:
Jaime Yapp-Shing - Flight A - (0-1):
Lost vs. Kayla Rizzolo (W&M), 6-2, 6-4
Did not play vs. Diana Ivanova (ODU)
Stephanie Do - Flight B - (2-1):
Won vs. Bianca Sanon (COL), 7-5, 6-2
Lost vs. Ana Bara (VCU), 7-6 (2), 6-1
Won vs. Jacky Palmucci (JMU), 6-2, 6-2
Srinidhi Raghavan - Flight B - (1-1):
Lost vs. Olga Terteac (VCU), 6-2, 6-3
Won vs. Katarina Kovacevic (COL), 6-3, 6-3
Did not finish vs. Bianca Sanon (COL)
Daniela DePaoli - Flight C - (2-1):
Won vs. Melissa Esnal (ODU), 7-5, 7-5
Lost vs. Katie Kargl (W&M), 6-0, 7-5
Won vs. Tiana Takenaga (COL), 6-2, 6-2
Did not finish vs. Emily Lauten (VT)
Jules Rodin - Flight D - (0-3):
Lost vs. Daria Yakavleva (VCU), 6-1, 6-0
Lost vs. Juliana Pires (ODU), 3-6, 6-3, 10-2
Lost vs. Sydney Smith (W&M), 5-0, ret.
Alex Ion - Flight D - (1-1):
Lost vs. Salome Kvitashvili (VCU), 6-7, 6-3, 10-6
Won vs. Sydney Smith (W&M), 6-0, 6-0
Did not play vs. Juliana Pires (ODU)
Emma Whitfield - Flight E - (2-1):
Won vs. Leah DeMasters (JMU), 6-4, 4-6, 10-1
Won vs. Nika Khmolovska (ODU), 3-6, 7-6 (6), 10-6
Lost vs. Emma Helisten (Tulane), 6-3, 6-2
Daniela DePaoli/Jaime Yapp-Shing - Flight A - (1-3):
Lost vs. Bulling/Pate (JMU), 9-7
Lost vs. L. Dvorak/Thorton (Tulane), 8-6
Won vs. Cunningham/Smyth (Richmond), 8-5
Lost vs. Kandinata/Matuszczyk (RICH), 8-6
Jules Rodin/Alex Ion - Flight A - (1-2):
Lost vs. Kurdadze/Levy (Tulane), 8-4
Won vs. Esnal/Ivanova (Old Dominion), 8-4
Lost vs. Bartnik/Sanon (COL), 8-3
Stephanie Do/Srinidhi Raghavan - Flight B - (2-2):
Won vs. Davis/Takenaga (Columbia) 8-3
Lost vs. Hois/Magnusson (Tulane) 8-1
Lost vs. Kvitashvili/Terteac (VCU), 8-5
Won vs. Blakely/Ivanovic (Va. Tech), 8-3