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Castella Makes It To The Semis At Samford Invite For Women's Tennis

Oct. 6, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Claudia Castella advances to the semifinals of the Samford Fall Invite in Southern Miss women's tennis second fall tournament of the season.

Castella's straight set win, 6-1, 6-4, win against Hrbalova of UAB advances her to the semis in the E singles flight. Castella will face Maggazzini of Middle Tennessee on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. Castella is now 2-0 against UAB opponents after last season's win by default.

Tanit Lopez Lopez held a close match against Laura Bente of Memphis but would fall 7-5, 6-1. Lopez is set to face Castellano of Wisconsin in the consolation semifinals at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday.

Castella and doubles partner Rikeetha Pereira advanced to the second round of doubles play in the C flight of doubles action. The duo fell to a pair from Memphis but will face C-USA rivals in Hrbalova and Bertrands from UAB in the third place match at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The Samford Fall Invite will conclude tomorrow due to inclement weather in the forecast.

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