September 14, 2012

Women’s Tennis Opens Fall at Columbus State Invite

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Saint Leo women's tennis team posted wins in 10-of-13 matches, as the squad opened its 2012 fall, non-championship season, Friday from the Columbus State Fall Invitational.

A strong doubles start opened the Lions' first tournament of the fall as they went a combined 3-0. Highlighting the morning session was the All-Sunshine State Conference duo of Laura Kemkes and Emily Singleton as they blanked North Georgia's Escobar and Bertolucci, 8-0.

The winning ways continued for the Lions during the singles portion as secured seven match victories. Maria Benkirane and Adrianna Daszkiewicz ousted their opponents in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0 and 6-2, 6-1.

View the complete results below.

Saint Leo Opponent Score Singles/Doubles
Laura Kemkes/Emily Singleton

Escobar/Bertolucci
(North Georgia)

W,8-0 Doubles
Maria Benkirane/Coralie Pesenti Williams/Hazelman
(North Georgia) 
W,8-3 Doubles
Adrianna Daszkiewicz/Phoebe DiLeo Dedaj/Poole
(Clayton) 
W, 8-1 Doubles
Kemkes Keeling
(Clayton) 
W, 6-2, 6-0 Singles
Samantha White Poole
(North Georgia) 
L, 6-1, 6-2 Singles
Singleton  Leamana
(Clayton) 
W, 6-1, 6-2 Singles
Benkirane  Betrabdo
(Shorter) 
W, 6-0, 6-0 Singles
Pesenti  Gaborit 
(Shorter) 
L, 7-5, 7-6 Singles
Daszkiewicz Dedaj
(Clayton) 
W, 6-2, 6-1 Singles
DiLeo

Fabricius 

W, Singles
Kemkes  Laurent 
(Shorter) 
W, 7-5, 6-2 Singles
Singleton Holton 
(Shorter) 
W, 6-0, 6-4 Singles
White Gallard
(Shorter) 
L, 6-4, 6-4 Singles

The Lions will continue the three-day tournament on Saturday, September 15.

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