PHILADELPHIA- The Penn women's tennis team wrapped up a long weekend of tennis today, as the finals in the Cissie Leary tournament were played today.
In the singles bracket, Milena Kachar from Columbia faced off against Lena Litvak from Harvard in the finals. Litvak came through with the 6-1, 6-2 win, to earn the 2006 Cissie Leary tournament champion title.
In doubles, Litvak and her partner Stephanie Schnitter took on Penn's Julia Koulbitskaya and Yulia Rivelis in the final match-up, and won, 8-5. Rivelis and Koulbitskaya were a force to be reckoned with in the doubles bracket, as they beat Koprivica and Malmberg from Minnesota, 8-4 in the first round on Friday. In Saturday's second round action, they defeated Ashley and Saiontz from Princeton, 8-2. to advance to the semi-finals. There, they defeated Peterzan and Mukundan from Harvard, 9-7, to take a spot in the finals. It was the highest finish for anyone from Penn.
In the singles bracket, Lauren Sadaka had an impressive day of play on Saturday. After beating Joanna Roth from Princeton 6-1, 6-1, she faced off against Sasha Abraham from Penn State on Saturday. Sadaka pulled out a tough win, 6-4, 6-7(7), 10-6. She then took on Tijana Koprivica from Minnesota, and beat her, 6-0, 0-6, 10-6. In today's quarterfinal match up, Sadaka faced Juliette Marroleon from Arizona, and lost, 3-6, 6-2, 10-2.Koulbitskaya also had a Saturday match. After defeating Jenny Shular from Penn State on Friday, 6-0, 6-1, Koulbitskaya took on Schnitter from Harvard on Saturday. Koulbitskaya lost, 6-4, 4-6, 10-7.
Alexis Plukas also put up a good fight on her way out. In Friday's play, she beat Anna Varnay from Columbia, as well as Caitlin O'Keefe from Ohio State. On Saturday, she faced off against Litvak, the eventual champion, and lost, 6-0, ret.
Penn's Rivelis also fell to Litvak in Saturday's tournament play. After beating Laura Holtzberg from Penn State, 6-1, 6-3 on Friday, Rivelis took on Ivana King from Princeton on Saturday, and won, 6-0, 7-5. But Litvak was a force to be reckoned with, as she beat Rivelis, 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the finals.
In the doubles bracket, a pair of first year players also made their mark, as they advanced to the semi-finals. Jackie Wong and Charlotte Tansill won both of their Friday matches, to advance and face off against Huah and King from Princeton in the quarterfinals. They won in a drawn out battle, 9-8 (4). But they too succumbed to the eventual champions, as they lost to Schnitter and Litvak from Harvard in the semi-finals, 8-4.Official tournament results are available below in PDF format.
Download: 2006 draw sheets.pdf