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Women's Tennis Close Out Samford Fall Invite

Oct. 7, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Southern Miss women's tennis closed out the Samford Invite with a third place finish and two consolation final wins.

Claudia Castella finished third in the E flight singles bracket after falling to Maggazzini from Middle Tennessee in the semifinals. Castella went on to win the third place match on a default win against La Fuente.

Elena Roca made it to the consolation final in the singles E flight. Roca won the semis by default but defeated Holly Horsfall in straight sets, 7-6, 7-6. Rikeetha Pereira also landed in the consolation finals in the A flight. Pereiara's win also came by default.

Castella and Pereira competed in the third place match against a UAB duo in the C flight of doubles play. The Golden Eagles pair secured the third place finish after a 7-6 win. Tanit Lopez Lopez and Roca fell in the consolation final in the B flight in a close 6-4 match against UAB.

The Samford Fall Invite ended a day early due to inclement weather in the area.

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