Tulane freshman Sharon Siegel teamed with Jessica Lange to win the Silver Draw Doubles Championship and defeated Mississippi State's Jordan Zachary, 1-6, 6-2 (10-8) in singles action on Saturday at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic.
Sept. 27, 2008
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The freshman duo of Jessica Lange and Sharon Siegel joined forces to win the Silver Draw Doubles Championship and the Green Wave picked up three singles victories as the Tulane University women's tennis team participated in day two of the Roberta Alison Fall Classic Saturday on the campus of the University of Alabama.
Lange and Siegel downed the tandem of Candace Cunningham and Kimber Redfern of Charlotte, 8-5, to give the Green Wave their first title since 2005 when the sport was suspended due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the New Orleans area. In addition to the doubles victory, Siegel, Lindsay Dvorak and Caroline Gerber each posted singles-match victories, and Tulane will close out play in the tournament on Sunday, Sept. 28.
Dvorak defeated Samford's Stephanie Parkinson, 6-3, 6-0, in the back draw of the Gold Draw and will take on Murray State's Cassidy Cunitz on Sunday. Gerber downed Murray State's Katelyn Fulcher, 6-2, 6-1, in the front draw of the Green Draw and will battle Kentucky's Caroline Lilley tomorrow.
Siegel, meanwhile, dropped the first set to Mississippi State's Jordan Zachary in the back draw of the Yellow Draw, 1-6, but bounced back to tie things up with a 6-2 decision and won the tie-breaker, 10-8.
Lange was Tulane's lone singles loss on Saturday, falling to Kentucky's Lilley, 6-1, 6-1, in the front draw of the Green Draw. The doubles team of Dvorak and Gerber also lost in day two of the Roberta Alison Fall Classic, dropping an 8-4 decision to the Murray State combination of Lyndsay Ottosen and Adriana Alvarez in the back draw consolation of the Gold Draw.
Following the final day of Roberta Alison Fall Classic on Sunday, the Green Wave return to action on Friday, Oct. 10, when they open play in the Cougar Fall Draw hosted by the University of Houston.
Lindsay Dvorak (Tulane) def. Stephanie Parkinson (Samford) 6-3, 6-0
Caroline Lilley (Kentucky) def. Jessica Lange (Tulane) 6-1, 6-1
Caroline Gerber (Tulane) def. Katelyn Fulcher (Murray State) 6-2, 6-1
Sharon Siegel (Tulane) def. Jordan Zachary (Mississippi State) 1-6, 6-2 (10-8)
Lange/Siegel (Tulane) def. Cunningham/Redfern (Charlotte) 8-5
Ottosen/Alvarez (Murray) def. Dvorak/Gerber (Tulane) 8-4