Jan. 29, 2012
The No. 15 Texas Longhorns downed the No. 17 Vanderbilt Commodores in the championship round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend tournament held in Nashville, Tenn.
After claiming the doubles point, the Longhorns went on to win the No. 2, No. 3, and No. 5 positions in singles, with Krista Damico clinching the match with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Marie Casares.
Alex Leatu defeated Cierra Gaytan-Leach 6-4, 6-3 in the Dores’ lone win. Down 0-3 in her second set, Leatu roared back to win the match. Jackie Wu battled it out with Aeriel Ellis at the No. 1 position, winning the tiebreaker to take the first set 7-6(9-7).
Texas moves on to the ITA National Indoor Championships, while the Dores prepare to host Michigan on Febuary 3 at 3:30 p.m. CT in their next dual match.
Texas 4, Vanderbilt 1
1. Jackie Wu (VU) vs. Aeriel Ellis (Texas) 7-6(9-7), 2-1 unf.
2. Noel Scott (Texas) def. Lauren Mira (VU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Krista Damico (Texas) def. Marie Casares (VU) 7-5, 6-3
4. Alex Leatu (VU) def. Cierra Gaytan-Leach (Texas) 6-4, 6-3
5. Lina Padegimaite (Texas) def. Ashleigh Antal (VU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Nelly Radeva (VU) vs. Elizabeth Begley (Texas), 3-1 unf.
1. Lina Padegimaite-Noel Scott (Texas) vs. Jackie Wu-Alex Leatu (VU) unf.
2. Aeriel Ellis-Cierra Gaytan-Leach (Texas) def. Ashleigh Antal-Marie Casares (VU) 8-5
3. Krista Damico-Elizabeth Begley (Texas) def. Lauren Mira-Nelly Radeva (VU) 8-3
Vanderbilt 6-2; No. 17
Texas 3-1; No. 15
Order of Finish: Doubles (3,2), Singles (1,4,5,3*)