Sept. 27, 2008
Greenville, S.C. -- Vanderbilt¹s national top-five recruiting class showed what they are capable of as freshmen Jackie Wu and Chelsea Preeg advanced to the finals of their respective flights during the second day of the Furman Fall Classic on Saturday.
Wu, competing in her first event as a Commodore, defeated North Carolina¹s Shinann Featherston and Florida State¹s Ania Rynarzewska in straight sets to clinch a spot in tomorrow's draw-three championship. The Holmdel, N.J., native will square off against Georgia Rose of Northwestern at 9 a.m., Sunday morning for the third-flight championship.
Preeg advanced to Sunday's fifth-flight bracket championship after knocking off Jessica Wente of Florida State in three sets, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4. Earlier in the day the Naples, Fla., native defeated Clemson¹s Federica van Adrichem in straight sets. Preeg will match-up against Tennessee¹s Jessica Orlin in tomorrow's final at 10:30 a.m.
Catherine Newman and Erica Robertson advanced to tomorrow's third-place match in the first and sixth-flight draws, respectively. Newman started the day by defeating Elena Chernyakova of Northwestern 6-2, 6-4 before falling to No. 54 Ana Zubori in the second round.
Robertson clinched a spot in tomorrow's third-place match after knocking off North Carolina's Jocelyn Ffriend in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. The freshman from Watertown, Mass., will face off against Furman¹s Jennifer Betts.
Courtney and Keilly Ulery and junior Hannah Blatt battled back after dropping their first-round matches to advance to tomorrow's fifth-place match.
The 22nd annual Furman Classic will conclude tomorrow.
First Round Matches
Flight 1: Catherine Newman (VU) def. Elena Chernyakova (NW) 6-2, 6-4
Flight 2: Lauren MacFarlane (FSU) def. Keilly Ulery (VU) 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2
Flight 3: Jackie Wu (VU) def. Shinann Featherston (UNC) 6-3, 7-5
Flight 4: Alex Luc (CU) def. Courtney Ulery (VU) 6-1, 6-4
Flight 5: Chelsea Preeg (VU) def. Federica van Adrichem (CU) 6-2, 6-3
Flight 6: Zsofia Zubor (UT) def. Hannah Blatt (VU) 6-0, 6-1
Flight 6: Erica Robertson (VU) def. Jocelyn Ffriend (UNC) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Flight 3: Jackie Wu (VU) def. Ania Rynarzewska (FSU), 6-1, 6-2
Flight 2: Keilly Ulery (VU) def. Caitlin Whoriskey (UT) 6-3, 6-4
Flight 1: Ana Zubori (USC) def. Catherine Newman (VU) 6-4, 6-3
Flight 5: Chelsea Preeg (VU) def. Jessica Wente (FSU) 6-0, 5-7, 6-4
Flight 6: Hannah Blatt (VU) def. Ashley Miller (USC) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1