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USU tennis: Utah State's McKenzie Davis remains in play after second day at BYU Invitational

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Saturday, Sept. 22 2012 12:32 p.m. MDT

After the second day of play at the BYU Invitational, Utah State women's tennis has one player left on the main bracket, and one left on the consolation bracket.

Aggie sophomore McKenzie Davis started the day in the quarterfinals of singles play where she defeated Morgan Anderson of BYU (6-4, 6-4). She advanced to the semifinals after a win over Wyoming's Veronica Popovici, who withdrew due to injury. Freshman Amber Stuhlmann fell to Titi Espinosa of Wyoming in the semifinals (6-2, 6-2).

In the consolation bracket all of the USU women advanced to the second round on byes. In the second round of play, freshman Kallie Sperry advanced over senior Jaci West, who withdrew due to injury. She was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Jessica Parizher of Wyoming (6-1, 6-4). USU’s senior Julie Tukuafu defeated Michelle Warwick of Weber State in the second round (6-0, 6-0), and then took down Manuela Pietzuch of Boise State in the quarterfinals (5-7, 6-4, 10-6).

Each USU duo advanced through the first and second rounds of the consolation bracket on byes. Sperry and Voytsekhovich took down Karlsen and Tanner of Weber state in the quarterfinals (8-2). Amber Stuhlmann and Tukuafu fell to Bryant-Swift and Pietzuch of Boise State in the quarterfinals (8-1). Hayes and Ashley Stuhlmann were defeated in the quarterfinals by Vosburgh of Boise State and Waldron of BYU (8-1).

Davis will play in the finals of the main draw tomorrow against Simona Synkova of Wyoming. Tukuafu will face off with Parizher of Wyoming in the semifinals of the consolation bracket.

BYU INVITATIONAL RESULTS - DAY 2

Blue Draw Singles

Quarterfinals

McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-4,6-4

Semifinals

McKenzie Davis (USU) def. Veronica Popovici (WYO) wd inj.

White Draw Singles

Semifinals

Titi Espinosa (WYO) def. Amber Stuhlmann (USU)

Blue Draw Consolation

Round 1

Jaci West (USU), BYE

Round 2

Kallie Sperry (USU) def. Jaci West (USU) wd inj.

Julie Tukuafu (USU) def. Michelle Warwick (WSU) 6-0, 6-0

Quarterfinals

Jessica Parizher (WYO) def. Kallie Sperry (USU) 6-1,6-4

Julie Tukuafu (USU) def. Manuela Pietzuch (BSU) 5-7, 6-4, 10-6

White Draw Consolation

Round 1

Hillary Hayes (USU), BYE

Quarterfinals

Ashley Stuhlmann (USU) def. Hillary Hayes (USU) 6-1, 2-1 Ref (inj)

Semifinals Annika Karlsen (WSU) def. Ashley Stuhlmann (USU) 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES Quarterfinals

Elmer/Kurer (WSU) def. Davis/West (USU) wd inj.

Doubles Consolation

Round 2

Sperry/Voytsekhovich (USU), BYE

stuhlmann/Tukuafu (USU), BYE

Hayes/Stuhlmann (USU), BYE

Quarterfinals

Sperry/Voytsekhovich (USU) def. Karlsen/Tanner (WSU) 8-2

Bryant-Swift/Pietzuch (BSU) def. Stuhlmann/Tukuafu (USU) 8-1

Vosburgh/Waldron (BSU/BYU) def. Hayes/Stuhlmann (USU) 8-1

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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