MORROW, Ga. – May 7, 2010 – The Columbus State Lady
Cougars wasted little time advancing to the second round of the
2010 NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis National Tournament with
a 5-0 shutout over rival Augusta State in the Southeast Regional at
11th-ranked Columbus State, which improves to 20-5 overall, advances to Saturday’s second round match and play the winner of Friday’s Clayton State/Georgia College first-round match. 25th-ranked Augusta State concludes its season 12-10 overall.
The Lady Cougars swept all three matches in doubles and won two matches in singles, dropping only a combined two games. In doubles, Loriane Favoretto and Hanane Toumi blanked Augusta State’s Mariana Ferreria and Bianca Machado 8-0 at No. 1, as did Tracy Castillo and Sofia Persson at No. 2 with an 8-0 shutout over Augusta State’s Victoria Linkqvist and Keaton Sanders. Gabriela Vasilescu and Caterina Kiefer won 8-1 at No. 3 over Luiza Pires and Camila Correa from Augusta State.
In singles, Persson won a 6-0, 6-1 decision over Correa at No. 4 for Columbus State, while Kiefer blanked Sanders 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5.
COLUMBUS STATE 5, AUGUSTA STATE 0
1. Loriane Favoretto (CS) vs. Victoria Lindqvist (AS), unfinished
2. Tracy Castillo (CS) vs. Marina Ferreria (AS), unfinished
3. Hanane Toumi (CS) vs. Bianca Machado (AS), unfinished
4. Sofia Persson (CS) d. Camila Correa 6-0, 6-1
5. Caterina Kiefer (CS) d. Keaton Sanders 6-0, 6-0
6. Gabriela Vasilescu (CS) vs. Luiza Pires (AS), unfinished
1. Favoretto/Toumi (CS) d. Ferreria/Machado 8-0
2. Castillo/Persson (CS) d. Lindqvist/Sanders 8-0
3. Vasilescu/Kiefer (CS) d. Correa/Pires 8-1