ANNAPOLIS, MD – Anastasia Gubanova and Paula Velilla each advanced to the consolation finals in the first competition of the season for the St. Bonaventure University women's tennis team at the three-day Navy Invitational this weekend.
Gubanova bounced back from a first-round loss against Jillian Taggert from Navy, winning her next two matches to reach the "A" singles consolation finals. She bested Lehigh's Ella Imhof in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5, and then took down Lara Kaplan from Binghamton, 6-1, 1-6, 10-3, before falling in the finals in three sets to Abigail Moghtader from Mary Washington.
Velilla needed just one win to secure a spot in the "D" singles consolation final, defeating Binghamton's Julia Gumieniak in three sets, 2-6, 7-5, 10-1. The senior fell, however, in the finals to Megha Dania from Lehigh, 6-3, 6-3.
Also winning in singles action for the Bonnies at Navy were Amelia Haley and Alexandra Jansson. Haley picked up a win after Bucknell's Dax Seidlin retired in the second set due to injury. Jansson earned a pair of singles triumphs in her collegiate debut, first beating Parvarti Shanker from Navy, 6-4, 2-6, 11-9. She then beat Monmouth's Lenien Jamir in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.
The Bonnies are back in action Saturday, Sept. 18 at the UB Duals.
Jillian Taggert (NAVY) def. Anastasia Gubanova (SBU) 6-4, 6-2
Gubanova (SBU) def. Ella Imhof (LEH) 6-2, 7-5
Gubanova (SBU) def. Lara Kaplan (BING) 6-1, 1-6, 10-3
Abigail Moghtader (MWU) def. Gubanova (SBU) 7-5, 0-6, 10-8 ("A" Singles Consolation Final)
Amelia Haley (SBU) def. Dax Seidlin (BUCK) 6-4, 3-0 retired
Emily Tannenbaum (NAVY) def. Haley 6-1, 6-3
Junmoke James (LEH) def. Emily Stanley (SBU) 3-6, 6-2, 10-5
Lauren Quinn (MWU) def. Stanley (SBU) 6-0, 6-2
Samantha Jones (NAVY) def. Andrea Roque (SBU) 6-1, 6-1
Amanda Hogino (MWU) def. Roque (SBU) 6-1, 6-2
Alexandra Jansson (SBU) def. Parvarti Shanker (NAVY) 6-4, 2-6, 11-9
Jansson (SBU) def. Lenien Jamir (MON) 6-4, 6-3
Anna Lajos (BUCK) def. Jansson (SBU) 6-4, 6-1 ("C" Singles Semifinals)
Madison Mills (MON) def. Paula Velilla (SBU) 5-7, 6-4, 10-4
Velilla (SBU) def. Julia Gumieniak (BING) 2-6, 7-5, 10-1
Megha Dania (LEH) def. Velilla (SBU) 6-3, 6-3 ("D" Singles Consolation Final)
Bellini/King (BUCK) def. Anastasia Gubanova/Andrea Roque (SBU) 8-6
Casadei/Kaplan (BING) def. Gubanova/Roque (SBU) 8-7(4)
Moore/Johns (NAVY) def. Paula Velilla/Alexandra Jansson (SBU) 8-3
M. Dania/A. Dania (LEH) def. Velilla/Jansson (SBU) 8-5
Emily Stanley/Amara Young (SBU) def. Hanna Kimmey/Riley Smith (MWU) 8-5
Eklund/Lee (NAVY) def. Stanley/Young (SBU) 8-5
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