PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Texas completed its stint at the Desert Classic on Sunday, Nov. 5 with several key victories to its credit as the Longhorns closed out the fall tournament season.
Junior Courtney Zauft (San Antonio, Texas) collected a pair of breakthrough singles victories, defeating 67th-ranked Ashley Joelson of UCLA by a 6-4, 6-4 count and Baylor's 73rd-ranked Klara Zrustova by a 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-3) margin.
Freshman Sarah Lancaster (San Antonio, Texas) scored her biggest collegiate victory to date, handily defeating Southern California's 23rd-ranked Dianne Matias, 6-2, 6-0. Senior Petra Dizdar (Split, Croatia) also dealt Joelson a singles defeat, winning by a 6-4, 6-4 margin.
Freshman Stephanie Davison (Port Orchard, Wash.) and Dizdar teamed up to win the doubles consolation bracket, defeating Baylor's Zuzana Chmelarova and Zuzana Zemenova, 9-8 (3).
Texas resumes tournament play in January at the National College Tennis Classic before beginning dual-match play on Jan. 26, 2007 at Iowa State.
Desert Classic - Palm Springs, Calif.
Singles Flight "A" Results
Round of 16
(1) Zuzana Zemenova (BU) def. Vanja Corovic (UT) - 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1
Jessica Zok (BU) def. Courtney Zauft (UT) - 6-3, 6-0
Amanda McDowell (Ga. Tech) def. Sarah Lancaster (UT) - 6-3, 6-3
Petra Dizdar (UT) def. Ashley Joelson (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-4
(2) Amanda Fink (USC) def. Petra Dizdar (UT) - 6-2, 6-3
Sarah Lancaster (UT) def. No. 23 Dianne Matias (USC) - 6-2, 6-0
Courtney Zauft (UT) def. No. 67 Ashley Joelson (UCLA) - 6-4, 6-4
Courtney Zauft (UT) def. No. 73 Klara Zrustova (BU) - 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-3)
Singles Flight "B" Results
Round of 32
Stephanie Davison (UT) def. Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) - 3-6, 6-0, 6-2
Round of 16
Tarryn Rudman (Ga. Tech) def. Ristine Olson (UT) - 6-2, 6-2
Marija Milic (UT) def. Whitney Petersen (USC) - 6-4, 6-1
Iva Mihaylova (BU) def. Stephanie Davison (UT) - 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Katja Decker-Sadowski (USC) def. Marija Milic (UT) - 6-4, 6-2
Caren Seenauth (Miami) def. Stephanie Davison (UT) - 6-4, 6-4
Ristine Olson (UT) def. Sammi Gottlich (BU) - 6-1, 6-0
Ristine Olson (UT) def. Anna Viktoria-Lind (UCLA) - 7-6 (7), 6-2
Vanja Corovic (UT) def. Elizabeth Lumkin (UCLA) - 4-6, 7-6 (2), 1-0 (10-7)
Doubles Round of 16
Lancaster/Zauft (UT) def. Seenauth/Vallverdu (Miami) - 8-6
Banada/Farah (Miami) def. Corovic/Milic (UT) - 8-5
DeVera/Fink (USC) def. Davison/Dizdar (UT) - 8-6
Craddock/McCray (Ga. Tech) def. Lancaster/Zauft (UT) - 9-7
Doubles Consolation Quarterfinals
Chmelarova/Zemenova (BU) def. Corovic/Milic (UT) - 9-8 (1)
Davison/Dizdar (UT) def. Bielikova/Gottlich (BU) - 8-0
Davison/Dizdar (UT) def. Chmelarova/Zemenova (BU) - 9-8 (3)