Heim Takes Second, Carnall Claims Third at Hampton Roads Collegiate Invitational
October 12, 2011
Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- After two days of competing at the Hampton Roads Collegiate Tennis Invitational, two University of Delaware players reached the podium as Olivia Heim took second place and Sam Carnall claimed third.
Heim finished second in the University Level 6 bracket as Carnall wrapped up third place in the Universal Level 7 series.
Heim (at right) opened the weekend up with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Washington & Lee’s Trelsie Sadler and survived a 7-6 (10-5), 6-4 scare against Navy’s Erin Snook in the semifinals. It took extra sets from Mary Washington’s Lindsay Raulston to claim the title over Heim, who battled 2-6, 7-6, 10-3.
Carnall, Delaware’s winningest singles player, reached the semifinals in the Universal Level Seven bracket before falling to the third place matchup. The Blue Hen senior cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 first round win over Howard’s Brittney Morgan, but fell in the semis to VCU’s Marketa Placha 6-1, 6-2. In the third place round, Carnall knocked off Darien Seans of Navy 6-1, 7-5.
Two Hens reached the fifth-place round of the Level 6 bracket as Kim Milla and Christina Harrington each fell in their opening round matches. Milla bounced back with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Mary Washington’s Michelle Meadows while Harrington coasted 6-1, 6-0 over Dye Das of Navy. The two did not compete the fifth place match, however, Harrington played Meadows in an exhibition match. The Blue Hen won 6-2, 6-2.
In the Level 7 bracket, Dorothy Safron and Sophie Sjoberg-Sundstrom represented Delaware. Both fell in their first matches, but Safron went on to claim fifth place in the top bracket. After the initial loss, Safron won 6-0, 6-3 in the consolation bracket over Loyola’s Rachel Janasek. Safron claimed the fifth-place title in a walkover against Katelyn Stokes of Howard.
Safron and Carnall teamed up to finish fifth place in the Level 7 doubles bracket. After falling 8-4 in their initial match, the Hen pairing went 8-3 over Navy’s Stefanie Ton and Emani Decquir to reach the fifth-place title match. The Delaware duo downed another Navy pair, this time wining 8-4 over Darlen Sears and Abby Shewalter.
Delaware returns to action Oct. 15 and 16 at the Lehigh Invitational. The two-day event will be held at Lehigh’s Lewis Tennis Center/Ulrich Varsity Courts and will feature Delaware, Lehigh, St. Francis (Pa.), Lafayette and Loyola (Md.).
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