Nov. 1, 2008
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -
Taylor Ormond upset a Top 5 opponent for the second consecutive day on Saturday at the 2008 Duals in the Desert at the at the Moore Tennis Academy. Ormond, along with Csilla Borsanyi and Jelena Stanivuk, advance to the flight finals on Sunday.
No. 34 Ormond, who knocked off second-ranked Ani Mijacika of Clemson on Friday afternoon, defeated fifth-ranked Amanda Fink of Southern California 7-6 (1), 1-6, 6-2 in Flight One Singles. Borsanyi downed Keri Wong of Clemson 6-4, 6-2 at the Flight Two position, while Stanivuk rallied to defeat No. 30 Samantha Murray of Northwestern 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) at Flight Three Singles.
"Our ladies are starting to do the ordinary things well on the tennis court," said head coach Joey Scrivano. "We still have a long way to go but we are getting better. Having three players in the finals of a tournament of this caliber is a big deal. Taylor is making a statement that she is one of the elite players in college tennis. She has another big match tomorrow in the finals."
In addition, Kasia Siwosz defeated No. 109 Frederica Van Adrichem of Clemson 7-6 (5), 6-0. Zuzana Chmelarova downed Carlene Leyden of Texas 6-1, 6-1, while Karolina Filipiak rallied after dropping the first set to Maggie Mello of Texas 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-0.
In doubles action, Borsanyi and Siwosz defeated Amanda Craddock and Caroline Larsson of Texas 8-5 in the flight semifinals, and went on to win over Gabriela Niculescu and Lindsay Kinstler of USC 9-7 to claim the Flight Two championship.
Filipiak and Chmelarova defeated Abby Liu and Sarah Lancaster of Texas 8-5, but fell to Ana Victoria Lind and Stephanie Wetmore of UCLA 8-6. Ormond and Stanivuk lost to Nina Pantic and Yasmin Schnack of UCLA 8-2 and then fell to Mijacika and Wong of Clemson 8-2.