Slijepcevic and Teu capture titles at Red Wolf Invitational

From Arkansas State University

 Tamara Slijepcevic and Ioana Teu both won their respective flights on the final day of competition at the Red Wolf Invitational at Allen Park on Sunday.  

The Red Wolves also had two second place finishes in singles play to go along with two second place finishes in doubles competition.

"Tamara and Ioana played great singles today," ASU tennis coach Marina Engelbrecht said.  "I am really proud of them for fighting back and winning their flights, those were great wins for us!"

Slijepcevic faced off against Melanie Delsart (Southern Illinois-Carbondale) in the championship of flight one.  Delsart won the first set, but Slijepcevic won the next two sets for a 0-6, 6-1, 6-4 win.

Flight four action featured Teu against Christel Amsallem (Arkansas-Little Rock) for the championship.  Amsallem was able to win the first set before Teu stormed back for the 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory.

In flight two, Janie Nowland squared off against Veronique Luksich (Arkansas-Little Rock) in the championship of flight two.  Luksich was able to defeat Nowland in straight sets 6-0, 6-2 for the title.

The championship match of flight five featured Jess Heeps-Eriksen versus Ariadna Cairo Baza (Southern Illinois-Carbondale).  Heeps-Eriksen was defeated 6-2, 6-3 to finish second as Baza took home the title.

Flight six featured two Red Wolves in action.  Sofia Krsmanovic was defeated by Suzaan Stoltz (Murray State) 6-2, 6-1 to finish sixth in the flight.  Chiara Stefanov fell to Jessica Silva (Tennessee-Martin) in a tough match 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to finish in fourth place.

In flight one of the doubles bracket, Nowland/Teu were defeated by Melanie Delsart/Anastacia Simons (Southern Illinois-Carbondale) 8-4 to finish in second place.

Biljana Miloshevska was forced to retire from the tournament and was unable to compete with Slijepcevic in the second flight, giving Natasha Tomishima/Jennifer Dien (Southern Illinois-Carbondale) the title in flight two. 

Krsmanovic/Heeps-Eriksen were defeated by Johanie Van Zyl/Katie McCall (Tennessee-Martin) 8-4 in flight four competition.

This tournament concludes the fall season for the Red Wolves.  ASU will begin the spring season on January 24 against the University of Central Arkansas in Little Rock.