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." />
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Balasa/Edelstein Win Flight B Doubles Consolation Title at Cornell Invite
  • Posted on September 14, 2003 12:00:00 AM
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  • 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

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