CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Stetson women’s tennis team finished the final day of competition at the College of Charleston Invitational on Sunday in Charleston. Diana Bukajeva led the Hatters, winning her match to secure the championship in the A2 singles draw.
Bukajeva, who was one of the three Hatters playing for a championship, was victorious in the A2 singles draw. She defeated Olga Kalodzitsa 6-2, 6-3 to earn the championship.
The other two Hatters competing for a championship were unable to bring it home. Jen Miller fell to Jenny Falcone (College of Charleston) 6-4, 6-1 and MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell lost to Grace Baker (College of Charleston) 6-3, 6-3.
In the A1 singles draw, Sara Lazarevic and Andrea Crespo were scheduled to play against each other, but the match was never played. Crespo played an additional match, but fell to Brooke McAmis (College of Charleston) 6-2, 6-3.
In the A2 singles draw, Clarke Tatje finished in fourth after falling to Anna Ekelund (Charlotte) 6-0, 7-6 (0). Lindsey Cable secured seventh in the draw by defeating Nisha Crouser (Davidson) 1-6, 6-3, 10-8.
In the fifth place match of the B1 singles draw, Eviline Lepinay defeated Sarah Gail Neibur (Samford) 7-5, 6-3.
In the doubles round robin, the team of Cable/Lepinay won their match over Vanessa Ortiz and Dominique de Witt (Coastal) 8-6. Cable and Lepinay finished 3-0 over the weekend.
The doubles team of Lazarevic/Stauffer-MacDowell defeated Emily Mallory and AnnMarie Lyon (Samford) 8-6 to take seventh in the A1 doubles draw.
In that same draw, Crespo and Bukajeva were defeated by Jessica Northcutt and Lauren Caballero (Samford) 8-6, giving them fourth place.
Miller and Tatje finished in sixth place in the A2 doubles draw after falling to Kristin Lewis and Adri Lochner 8-6.
The Hatters return to action when they travel to play in the UCF Invitational from September 28-30.