Costa Advances To Semifinals At William & Mary Invite
Sept. 14, 2007
Williamsburg, Va. - Old Dominion senior Barbara Costa advanced to the semifinals of the Flight C singles bracket at the 2007 William & Mary Invitational on Friday afternoon. She'll face the Tribe's Lauren Sabacinski tomorrow at 4 p.m. for a chance to play in the finals.
Costa opened the tournament with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Alina Sullivan of Boston College, and in the quarterfinals she made easy work of Richmond's Kelly Tidwell with another straight set victory (6-2, 6-4).
In other opening round action, fellow Lady Monarch Charleen Haarhoff dominated the No. 3 seeded and the 46th ranked player in the country, Katarina Zoricic of William & Mary 6-1, 6-2. However, in the quarterfinals of the Flight A bracket Haarhoff struggled in a 6-2, 6-0 loss at the hands of Penn's Ekaterina Kosminskaya.
In doubles play the duo of Costa and Cohen advanced to the Flight B quarterfinals following their 8-4 win over the team of Kebler and Milosavljevic from Michigan State. The Lady Monarchs' top doubles squad consisting of Haarhoff and Kubickova fell 8-5 to the top seeded tandem of Airapetian and Franco from Arkansas.
Flight A Singles First Round Charleen Haarhoff (ODU) def. #3 Katarina Zoricic (W&M) - 6-1, 6-2
Quarterfinals Ekaterina Kosminskaya (Penn) def. Charleen Haarhoff (ODU) - 6-2, 6-0
Flight B Singles First Round Mayori Franco (Ark) def. Jana Kubickova (ODU) - 6-2, 6-2
Consolation Quarterfinals #3 Karolina Soor (Marshall) def. Jana Kubickova (ODU) - 6-4, 6-2
Flight C Singles First Round Barbara Costa (ODU) def. Alina Sullivan (BC) - 6-3, 6-4
Quarterfinals Barbara Costa (ODU) def. Kelly Tidwell (Richmond) - 6-2, 6-4
Flight D Singles First Round Oksana Krutiyenko (Maryland) def. Daniela Cohen (ODU) - 6-2, 6-1
Consolation Quarterfinals Sarah Huah (Princeton) def. Daniel Cohen (ODU) - 6-4, 6-1
Flight E Singles First Round Emese Kardhordo (Richmond) def. Marija Citic (ODU) - 6-2, 6-3
Consolation Quarterfinals Jacqueline Mabatah (BC) def. Marija Citic (ODU) - 6-2, 7-6 (2)
Flight A Doubles # 1 Airapetian/Franco (Ark) def. Haarhoff/Kubickova (ODU) - 8-5
Flight B Doubles Cohen/Costa (ODU) def. Kebler/Milosavljevic (Mich. St.) - 8-4