ITHACA, NY – The tandem of Alina Balasa (East Brunswick, NJ) and Lauren Edelstein (Medford Lakes, NJ) won the Flight B doubles consolation title for Rutgers at the season-opening Cornell Invitational. Balasa and Edelstein defeated Ashley Donahue and Lindsey Murasko-Blank, 8-1, in the final match.
In Flight B singles, Jill Markowitz (Forest Hills, NY) won two matches in straight sets before being defeated in the semifinals. Also in flight B, Edelstein won her first-round match in three sets (3-6, 7-5, 10-6).
Ketevan Shmakova (Dover, NJ) earned a first-round bye in Flight C singles and won her second-round match, 2-6, 6-3, 11-9. She was defeated in the semifinals. Helen Magomedova (Brooklyn, NY) won a first round match before losing in the quarterfinals.
The Flight A doubles team of Andrea Weckstein (Holmdel, NJ) and Shmakova won their first match, 8-5, but lost in the quarterfinals.
Complete RU Results
Flight A singles:
Laura Leigh Tallent (Cornell) def. Alina Balasa 1-6, 2-6
Ashley Lipton (Syracuse) def. Balasa 1-6, 1-6
Andrea Weckstein def. Rachel Samson (Lehigh) 7-6, 6-7, 10-4
Akana Kokubo (Cornell) def. Weckstein 2-6, 6-3, 3-10
Flight B singles:
Jill Markowitz def. Amy Linda (Binghampton) 6-0, 6-0
Markowitz def. Lindsay Long (Lehigh) 6-1, 6-0
Kasia Preneta (Cornell) def. Markowitz 3-6, 0-6
Lauren Edelstein def. Caroline Huignard (Syracuse) 3-6, 7-5, 10-6
Melissa Tu (Cornell) def. Edelstein 0-6, 3-6
Flight C singles
Helen Magomedova def. Sheri Stern (Binghampton) 6-1, 6-0
Wei Ming Leong (Lehigh) def. Magomedova 6-3, 4-6, 7-10
Ketevan Shmakova def. Liying Wang (Cornell) 2-6, 6-3, 11-9
Nisha Suda (Cornell) def. Shmakova 0-6, 1-6
Flight A doubles
Weckstein/Shmakova def. Swyer/Foster (Lehigh) 8-5
Kokubo/Edinson (Cornell) def. Weckstein/Shmakova 3-8
Flight B doubles
Markowitz/Magomedova def. Liu/Suda (Cornell) 8-6
Bramante/Schlosser (Syracuse) def. Markowitz/Magomedova 5-8
Maloy/Preneta (Cornell) def. Balasa/Edelstein 6-8
Balasa/Edelstein def. Anorga/Long (Lehigh) 9-7
Balasa/Edelstein def. Donahue/Murasko-Blank 8-5