Hascoet, Buchmann advance to USTA/ITA National Championship
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 at 5:44 PM
MOBILE, Ala. – Aurelie Hascoet (Thann, France) and Seraphine Buchmann (Illnau, Switzerland) have moved into the championship doubles match at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships being held from Oct. 11-14 at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala. The duo will face Theresa Schmaus and Maja Plavsic of Savannah College of Art and Design on Friday for the championship.
Hascoet and Buchmann defeated Nicci Yvanovich and Tara Yekrang of Westmont College (Cal.) 7-6(2), 6-2 in the opening round on Thursday. The pair then faced Hui-Huang and Kristina Marova of Embry-Riddle University (Fla.) on Friday morning 7-5, 3-6, 1-0(7) to advance to the championship match.
In singles action, Aziza Butoyi (Burundi, Bujumbura) lost in her opening round match to Neesha Thirumalaichelvan from the University of Cumberlands (Tenn.) 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Thursday. She then fell to Elizaveta Ignatova from Concordia University (Calif.) on Friday morning 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 to be eliminated from the tournament.
Hascoet and Buchmann will play the championship match at 5 p.m. local time on Friday.