Phoenix wraps up fall campaign at Elon Invite

ELON, North Carolina – Elon University women’s tennis concluded its fall season on Saturday, October 30, on day two of the Elon Invite at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.


Sarah allen paved the way for the Phoenix in singles, ending the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record and winning the Acorn Singles Steal. Allen opened the game with a 0-6, 6-1, 6-4 straight-set victory over NCCU’s Isabelle Exsted, before defeating WM’s Lisa Fukutoku by forfeit in her second game. In the final, Allen defeated Lily Hackbirth of VT 6-2, 6-4 in straight sets to win the robbery.
Sibel Tanik won two victories in the Gold East flight. Tanik opened the game with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 decision over NCCU’s Jade Houston, before outliving VT’s Erika Cheng 6-1, 7-5 to advance to the final.
Lizette Reding won a singles victory at the Elon Invite, beating NCCU’s Jade Houston in straight sets, 6-0, 6-3.
Olivia archer won her own singles victory, beating VT’s Kirsten Husted 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 in a straight-set battle. The victory advanced Archer to the semifinals of the Powell East flight.
Victoria Saldh outlived NCCU’s Kennedy Hill in straight sets, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 to claim his only singles victory of the tournament.
Alison O’Dea completed the singles wins for the Phoenix, beating NCCU’s Hannah Gaines 6-4, 6-1 in the Powell West draw.


– The combination of Alison O’Dea and Olivia archer paved the way for the Doubles Phoenix, scoring two wins over the weekend. The duo started off with an 8-2 victory over VT’s Hackbirth and Husted, before outscoring WM’s van Meeteren and Stange 8-7 (3) in their second game.
Sibel Tanik and Lizette Reding also won two wins, respectively beating Hill and Gaines of NCCU (8-6) and Saric and Fernald of WM (8-5).
Julie bal combined with Victoria Saldh to defeat Almborg and Liberty’s Burger 8-6 in the Gold West doubles draw.


The Phoenix begins its spring season on Saturday, Jan.15, when it travels to Chapel Hill, NC for an 11 a.m. clash with UNC. This match is the first of four consecutive road contests to open the season.


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