Besovic Advances In Riviera/ITA Pre-Qualifier

Oct. 2, 2004

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Junior Helena Besovic advanced to the second round of the Riviera/ITA Pre-Qualifier on Saturday morning at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. Besovic, the No. 15 seeded player in the 128-player field, defeated Tapiwa Marabela of Florida State 6-4, 6-2 to advance.

"I thought Helena played a really good match," said Head Coach Dave Borelli. "She came out and played her game and handled the pressure really well."

Besovic will meet up with Jessica Simosa of Kansas State on Sunday morning at 8:30 (PST). Simosa opened up the tournament by defeating Madison Sellers of Kansas State 6-2, 6-0.

In doubles action, Besovic teamed with senior Karla Mancinas to defeat Florida State's Miranda Foley and Marabela 8-6. The pair will return to the court tomorrow afternoon 3 p.m. (PST).

First Round Pre-qualifying Singles (Round of 128)
Helena Besovic (TCU) def. Tapiwa Marabela (Florida State) 6-4, 6-2
Virginia Tomantis (Ole Miss) def. Karla Mancinas (TCU) 6-1, 6-2
Lolita Frangulyan (Florida) def. Kewa Nichols (TCU) 6-2, 6-4

First Round Pre-qualifying Doubles (Round of 64)
Besovic/Mancinas (TCU) def. Foley/Marabela (Florida State) 8-6



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