CONWAY, Ark. (9/21/19) – The Arkansas State women’s tennis team kicked off its 2019 fall tournament season with an in-state trip to Conway, Ark., to participate in the Central Arkansas Fall Invitational.

The tournament began on Friday with two rounds of doubles’ competition and continued into Saturday with three rounds of singles’ flights and another round of doubles flight brackets. Over the course of the tournament, Arkansas State captured four doubles wins and 12 singles victories.

“Our depth was really good and that is as consistent of a competitive effort as I could have asked for in our first fall tournament,” said A-State head coach Kel Lange. “It was tough conditions and because of rain yesterday, some of these kids played five total matches today. We showed a lot of toughness and concentration over a long period of time. We have plenty to work on, but this group can be special. I look forward to seeing us come out next week and play even better.”

Amelia Guevremont and Jill Morse opened their doubles campaign with a 6-3 win over a pair from Oral Roberts. Guevermont and Morse went on to defeat a duo from Central Arkansas 7-6, but lost in the final 6-4. After an opening round 6-4 loss, Pornpawee Pramethong and Berta Masdevall Masip came back for a 6-3 decision against a tandem from Murray State and a 6-4 victory against a duo from Oral Roberts.  

In singles action, A-State had five players earn two victories for the weekend. Pramethong lost her initial match in flight one, but rallied back to win her next two contests. She took the first set against Minetti of Northwestern State before falling 0-6 and 5-10 to close the match, but earned an 8-6 victory against Cox-Evans of Harding and an 8-3 decision over Slezakova of Murray State.

Shannon O’Brien, Berta Masdeval Masip, Guevremont and Babos each earned two singles victories as well. O’Brien defeated Vidnere of Northeastern State (6-3, 6-3) and Polanska of Northwestern State (6-2, 6-3) while Masdeval Masip defeated Dancetovic of Northwestern State (8-6) and Miley of Oral Roberts (8-3). Guevremont added to her doubles victory with singles triumphs over Gutierrez of Oral Roberts (6-1, 4-6, 10-4) and Martin of Missouri State (6-0, 6-1). Babos posted wins against Shaw of Harding (4-6, 7-6, 10-5) and Jenkins of Harding (8-3).

A-State is scheduled to return to Conway for another weekend of tournament action September 27-28.

A-State Results at UCA Fall Invitational
Singles Flights
Flight 1
Pornpawee Pramethong lost to Minetti (Northwestern State) 6-3, 0-6, 5-10
Pornpawee Pramethong defeated Cox-Evans (Harding) 8-6
Pramethong defeated Slezakova (Murray State) 8-3

Flight 2
Shelby King lost to Folse (Harding) 2-6, 3-6
King defeated Gombarova (Northeastern State) 8-4
King lost to Nonoyama (UCA) 1-8

Flight 3
Shannon O’Brien defeated Vidnere (Northeastern State) 6-3, 6-3
O’Brien defeated Polanska (Northwestern State) 6-2, 6-3
O’Brien lost to Gledic (UCA) 0-6, 1-6

Flight 4
Jill Morse defeated Bjork (Murray State) 6-1, 6-2
Morse lost to Alfredsson (Northwestern State) 6-2, 2-6, 6-10
Morse lost to Shaw (Missouri State) 7-9

Flight 5
Berta Masdeval Masip defeated Dancetovic (Northwestern State) 8-6
Masdeval Masip defeated Miley (Oral Roberts) 8-3
Masdeval Masip lost to Vasupongchai (UCA) 2-8

Flight 6
Amelia Gueveremont defeated Gutierrez (Oral Roberts) 6-1, 4-6, 10-4
Gueveremont defeated Martin (Missouri State) 6-0, 6-1
Gueveremont lost to Castillo (Northwestern State) 4-6, 6-1, 6-10

Flight 7
Eliza Babos defeated Shaw (Harding) 4-6, 7-6, 10-5
Babos lost to Meyer (Missouri State) 4-8
Babos defeated Jenkins (Harding) 8-3

Allison Quammen lost to Jenkins (Harding) 6-3, 0-6, 6-10
Quammen lost to Nilsson (Harding) 1-8

Flight 8
Emma Allen lost to Tebow (Harding) 1-6, 0-6
Allen lost to Ivanova (Harding) 0-8

Doubles Flights
Flight 1
Shelby King/Shannon O’Brien lost to Dancetovic/Iwaniuk (Northwestern State) 6-4
Shelby King/Shannon O’Brien lost to Xin/Nonoyama (UCA) 6-0

Flight 2
Pornpawee Pramethong/Berta Masdevall Masip lost to Vasupongchai/Gledic (UCA) 6-4
Pramethong/Masip defeated Bjork/Loncarevic (Murray State) 6-3
Pramethong/Masip defeated Miley/Nahurska (Oral Roberts) 6-4

Flight 3
Amelia Guevremont/Jill Morse defeated Gutierrez/Sengupta (Oral Roberts) 6-3
Guevremont/Morse defeated Engback/Ishimura (UCA) 7-6
Guevremont/Morse lost to Alfredsson/Minetti (Northwestern State) 6-3

Flight 4
Allison Quammen/Eliza Babos lost to Shaw/McCrae (Harding) 6-4
Quammenn/Babos lost to Young/Tebow (Harding) 6-4