Strong Singles Play Leads Bonnies At Navy Invitational

Strong Singles Play Leads Bonnies At Navy Invitational

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Freshmen Amelia Haley and Amara Young paced the St. Bonaventure University women's tennis team on the final two days of the Navy Invitational in Annapolis Saturday and Sunday.

Haley defeated Meghana Komarraju from Navy in the quarterfinals of the "B" singles flight in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. In the semifinals, Haley took down Bucknell's Paige Leavy in a three-set thriller, 6-7 (1), 7-5, 10-7. She fell, however, in the finals to Dax Seidlin also from Bucknell, 6-0, 6-4.

Fellow freshman Amara Young made her way through the consolation bracket, winning a pair of matches to reach the "C" singles flight consolation finals. In the finals she squared off Megan Gamble of Niagara where she was victorious, 8-3.

Buse Gunay and Paula Velilla reached the semifinals of their respective flights as well for the Bonnies.

Gunay took down Emily Manzo of Monmouth in the quarterfinals of the "D" singles flight, coming back from a set down, 2-6, 6-4, 10-3. The junior would fall in the semifinals to Simirti Singh from Fairleigh Dickinson, 6-4, 6-1.

In the "E" singles flight quarterfinals, Velilla moved on after Isabelle Ismanescu from Fairleigh Dickinson withdrew early in the second set due to injury. Velilla fell in the next round to eventual "E" single flight champion Danika Kahatapitiya from Navy, 6-3, 6-1.

The Bonnies are back in action Friday, Sept. 27 at the Army West Point Invitational in West Point, N.Y.

BONNIES RESULTS
Doubles
Amanda Cyr/Kaylah Hodge (Navy) def. Penelope Abreu/Amelia Haley (SBU) 7-6 (5)
Samara Eisenberg/Ashley Granieri (Binghamton) def. Buse Gunay/Emily Stanley (SBU) 7-6 (5)

Singles
Alexandra Vorozhelkina (FDU) def. Penelope Abreu (SBU) 6-3, 6-4
Amelia Haley (SBU) def. Meghana Komarraju (Navy) 6-3, 6-4
Amelia Haley (SBU) def. Paige Leavy (Bucknell) 6-7 (1), 7-5, 10-7
Dax Seidlin (Bucknell) def. Amelia Haley (SBU) 6-0, 6-4
Andrea Roque (SBU) def. Kendall Addison (Howard) 8-6
Sofia Gonzalez (Niagara) def. Andrea Roque (SBU) 8-2
Kahlei Reisinger (SBU) def. Anamaria Vladescu (FDU) 8-6
Megan Gamble (Niagara) def. Kahlei Reisinger (SBU) 8-4
Amara Young (SBU) def. Jill Auteri (Bucknell) 8-3
Amara Young (SBU) def. Hana El Sherif (Howard) 8-7 (5)
Amara Young (SBU) def. Megan Gamble (Niagara) 8-3 ("C" flight consolation final)
Emiy Stanley (SBU) def. Aria Ragas (Howard) 8-3
Leigh Friedman (Lehigh) def. Emily Stanley (SBU) 8-6
Buse Gunay (SBU) def. Emily Manzo (Monmouth) 2-6, 6-4, 10-3
Smiriti Singh (FDU) def. Buse Gunay (SBU) 6-4, 6-1
Paula Velilla (SBU) def. Isabelle Ismanescu (FDU) 6-2, 1-0 – withdrew due to injury
Danika Kahatapitiya (Navy) def. Paula Velilla (SBU) 6-3, 6-1

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