DES MOINES, Iowa- The Wichita State women's tennis team had a successful second day at the Drake Fall Invitational on Saturday as freshman Rebecca Pedrazzi and junior Montse Blasco Fernandez made it to the finals of the top two singles flights in the tournament.
In flight 'A' singles competition, Pedrazzi defeated Hafsa Laraibi of South Dakota, 6-1, 6-2, then Klavdija Rebol of Drake, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, to reach the finals. She will take on Nelle Youel from Northern Illinois on Sunday.
Fellow freshman Masa Smic had a tough day in singles competition, losing her two matches in flight 'A' play.
In flight 'B' play, Blasco Fernandez defeated Haley Dekkinga from Northern Illinois in a tough match, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. She then reached the finals by defeating Evy Van Genechten from Drake, 6-2, 6-0. She will play Nell Boyd, also from Drake, on Sunday in the flight 'B' finals.
Freshman Summer Schlotterback won her first singles match as a Shocker in flight 'C' play. She was able to defeat Sarah Stejskal of North Dakota, 6-4, 6-2. Schlotterback fell in the semifinals however, 7-5, 6-2, against Mary Malkin of Northern Illinois. She will play against Sam Anderson from Creighton in the consolation bracket on Sunday.
The finals and consolation matches start early on Sunday.