Two TexAnns win Grand Canyon singles flights

Courtesy Tarleton Athletic Communications

Special to The Flash Today

PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 8, 2017) -– Tori Simmons and Neetika Sud capped off Tarleton’s fall schedule with singles championships in the White and Gray Flights of the Grand Canyon Fall Invitational over the weekend.

“Last weekend was a valuable tournament for us,” said head coach Lance Drake. “We saw some high-quality opponents with all but one match coming against Division I competition. We came away with more victories than losses, which is always good, but I thought our attitude, effort, and improvements made throughout the weekend were great. We will continue to work and make improvements to get ready for a challenging spring.”

Sud rolled through the White Flight with a pair of close wins in the quarterfinals (7-6 [6], 6-4) and semifinals (7-5, 6-3) before knocking off Abilene Christian’s Jordan Henry 6-3, 6-3 to claim the bracket title.

Meanwhile, Simmons was also cruising through the Gray Flight as the sophomore from Plano defeated Abilene Christian’s 6-2, 6-4 for her first win of the weekend before winning her semifinal match (6-4, 6-1) and the championship match 6-4, 6-7 [5], 6-3.

Tarleton’s Alicia Barbaroux won her lone match of singles in the Black Flight against Mikala Lowrance (SUU) 6-3, 6-2 while Shelby Fillingame won her first match against T. de Enrique Schmidt (SUU) 6-0, 6-2 before eventually bowing out due to injury. Erika Johnston stepped in for an exhibition to take Fillingame’s spot in the final match and defeated her opponent from Grand Canyon 6-2, 6-2 for an unofficial win.

In doubles, Sherine Salem and Johnston led the way with three wins in four matches while Barbaroux and Simmons combined for two wins in four matches. Fillingame and Sud won one doubles match together.


The complete Tarleton results from the weekend are as follows:

Black Flight:
Alicia Barbaroux (TSU) lost to Emilia Ochipinti (GCU) 1-6, 4-6
Alicia Barbaroux (TSU) lost to Eira Tobrand (SUU) 2-6, 3-6
Alicia Barbaroux (TSU) def. Mikala Lowrance (SUU) 6-3, 6-2

White Flight:
Neetika Sud (TSU) def. Charity Sagiao (SUU) 7-6 (6), 6-4
Neetika Sud (TSU) def. Von Dungern (NAU) 7-5, 6-3
Neetika Sud (TSU) def. Jordan Henry (ACU) 6-3, 6-3

Sherine Salem (TSU) lost to Jordan Henry (ACU) 2-6, 4-6
Sherine Salem (TSU) lost to Kylie Waschuk (GCU) 6-2, 6-7, 0-6
Sherine Salem (TSU) lost to Mya Etienne (GCU) 2-6, 4-6

Gray Flight:
Tori Simmons (TSU) def. Ilana Mocciola (ACU) 6-2, 6-4
Tori Simmons (TSU) def. Autumn Prudhomme (GCU) 6-4, 6-1
Tori Simmons (TSU) def. Goldman (NAU) 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3

Shelby Fillingame (TSU) def. T. de Enrique Schmidt (SUU) 6-0, 6-2
Shelby Fillingame (TSU) lost to Goldman (NAU) 6-7 (4), 1-6
Shelby Fillingame (TSU) lost to Autumn Prudhomme by default

Erika Johnston (TSU) def. Autumn Prudhomme (GCU) 6-2, 6-2 (Exhibition)

Women’s Doubles:
Fillingame/Sud (TSU) lost to Nassik/Cozzi (SUU) 6-7 (4)
Fillingame/Sud (TSU) lost to Mocciola/Henry (ACU) 2-6
Fillingame/Sud (TSU) def. Garduno/Compton (ACU) 6-4
Fillingame/Sud (TSU) lost to Sagiao/Tobrand (SUU) 3-6

Salem/Johnston (TSU) def. Goldman/Von Dungern (NAU) 6-2
Salem/Johnston (TSU) lost to Rinaldi/Occhipinti (GCU) 3-6
Salem/Johnston (TSU) def. Millard/Moore (NAU) 7-6 (6)
Salem/Johnston (TSU) def. Nassik/Cozzi (SUU) 6-4

Barbaroux/Simmons (TSU) def. Prudhomme/Waschuk (GCU) 6-4
Barbaroux/Simmons (TSU) lost to Williams/Adams (ACU) 1-6
Barbaroux/Simmons (TSU) lost to Nassik Cozzi (SUU) 3-6
Barbaroux/Simmons (TSU) def. Millard/Moore (NAU) 6-2

Tarleton’s fall season is complete and the TexAnns will begin the spring season in February.

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