Alexis Thoma Wins Opening Match At OU Invite
Senior Defeats Kansas State Player In Flight One
DENTON — North Texas senior Alexis Thoma won her opening singles flight one match of the University of Oklahoma Invite to advance to the second round.
Thoma defeated Kansas State’s Millie Stretton (6-0, 0-6, 6-4) Friday afternoon in Norman, Oklahoma. The singles win is Thoma’s second of the 2016 fall season.
Six other Mean Green women competed in the OU Invite Friday. Sophomore Minying Liang defeated SMU’s Sara Jamal in the singles round robin bracket of the tournament in straight sets (6-2, 6-2).
The win was Liang’s second victory over Jamal on the day. In the doubles tournament, freshman Haruka Sasaki paired with Liang to beat the Mustangs’ Macie Elliott and Jamal (6-4). Liang missed North Texas’ first fall tournament — the Racquet Club Invitational — so Friday was the first time Liang and Sasaki had competed together.
The second round of the flights and the consolation starts Saturday morning.
FLIGHT 1 SINGLES RESULTS
Alexis Thoma defeats Millie Stretton (KSU); 6-0, 0-6, 6-4
Ivana Babic lost Serena Nash (OU); 6-3, 6-3
FLIGHT 2 SINGLES RESULTS
Laura Arciniegas lost Martina Okalova (Tulsa); 6-4, 6-2
Haruka Sasaki lost Macie Elliott (SMU); 6-2, 6-3
Alexandra Heczey lost Simran Sethi (OU);6-2, 6-1
ROUND ROBIN SINGLES RESULTS
Minying Liang defeats Sara Jamal (SMU); 6-2, 6-2
FLIGHT 1 DOUBLES RESULTS
Laura Arciniegas/ Alexandra Heczey lost Byrne/Miyazaki (OU); 6-0
FLIGHT 1 CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS DOUBLES RESULTS
Laura Arciniegas/ Alexandra Heczey lost Jackson/Kiro (TTU); 6-1
FLIGHT 2 DOUBLES RESULTS
Alexis Thoma/ Ivana Babic lost Costamanga/Juhasz (KSU); 6-2
FLIGHT 2 CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS DOUBLES RESULTS
Alexis Thoma/ Ivana Babic lost Matoula/Leenabanchong (Tulsa); 6-0
ROUND ROBIN DOUBLES RESULTS
Minying Liang/ Haruka Sasaki lost Bago/Panaite (KSU); 7-6(5)
Minying Liang/Haruka Sasaki defeat Elliott/Jamal (SMU); 6-4