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Abreu, Haley Lead Bonnies On Day One At Navy Invite

Penelope Abreu hits a backhand at the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championships.
Penelope Abreu hits a backhand at the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championships.

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Sophomore Penelope Abreu and freshman Amelia Haley led the St. Bonaventure University women's tennis team in singles and doubles action on day one at the Navy Invitational.

Abreu and Haley paired up in the "A" doubles flight, taking down Ann Spurka and Sophia Fredriksson of Monmouth, 6-3, in the first round. In the second round, the Bona duo defeated Amanda Cyr and Kaylah Hodge from Navy, 7-6 (5), to advance to Saturday's semifinals.

Also victorious in doubles action for the Bonnies was the pair of Kahlei Reisinger and Paula Velilla. They bested Shreya Guila and Isabelle Imanescu from Fairleigh Dickinson, 6-3, in the first round of the "B" doubles flight. Buse Gunay and Emily Stanley advanced to the semifinals of the "B" flight after they defeated Alexandra Blackwell and Hana El Sherif of Howard, 6-2.

Abreu, Haley, Gunay and Velilla all were winners in the first round of singles play. Haley took down Casey Zhong of Navy in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1, in the "A" singles flight. Gunay advanced in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2, against Howard's Courtni Stewart while Velilla also moved on in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, over Syndey Taylor, also from Howard. Abreu advanced after Yassmine Khiri withdrew from the match.

The Bonnies are back in action Saturday, Sept. 14 with play beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Penelope Abreu (SBU) def. Yassmine Khiri (Howard) withdrew
Dax Seidlin (Bucknell) def. Andrea Roque (SBU) 6-2. 6-1
Amelia Haley (SBU) def. Casey Zhong (Lehigh) 6-0, 6-1
Emnet Simunyola (Howard) def. Kahlei Reisinger (SBU) 7-5, 1-6, 10-8
Shreya Guila (FDU) def. Amara Young (SBU) 5-7, 7-6 (1), 12-10
Miranda Deng (Navy) def. Emily Stanley (SBU) 6-1, 6-0
Buse Gunay (SBU) def. Courtni Stewart (Howard) 6-4, 6-2
Paula Velilla (SBU) def. Sydney Taylor (Howard) 6-2, 6-4

Ella Imhof/Junmoke James (Lehigh) def. Andrea Roque/Amara Young (SBU) 6-3
Amina Lasheen/Tatiana Eftenolu (FDU) def. Andrea Roque/Amara Young (SBU) 6-3
Penelope Abreu/Amelia Haley (SBU) def. Ann Spurka/Sophia Fredriksson (Monmouth) 6-1
Penelope Abreu/Amelia Haley (SBU) def. Amanda Cyr/Kaylah Hodge (Navy) 7-6 (5)
Kahlei Reisinger/Paula Velilla (SBU) def. Shreya Guila/Isabelle Imanescu (FDU) 6-3
Miranda Deng/Jillian Taggert (Navy) def. Kahlei Reisinger/Paula Velilla (SBU) 6-1
Danica Kahatapitiya/Kacey Moore (Navy) def Buse Gunay/Emily Stanley (SBU) 6-2
Buse Gunay/Emily Stanley (SBU) def. Alexandra Blackwell/Hana El Sherif (Howard) 6-2

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