The University of Tennessee women’s tennis team completed the final day of competition with singles play at the Furman Fall Classic on Sunday.
Junior Rosalía Alda, sophomore Katie Lee and sophomore Natalie Pluskota each came out with a victory. Alda easily won her third-place singles match in Flight Five against Amy Sargeant of Florida State, 6-3, 6-2. Lee, competing in Flight Seven, took on Furman University’s Brook Mosteller. The Australian native won in two sets, 6-4, 6-3.
In her first tournament of the fall season, sophomore Natalie Pluskota competed for third-place against Gina Suarez from the University of North Carolina. Pluskota dropped only four games en-route to a 6-0, 6-4 victory within Flight Three singles.
Also participating in her first tournament, No. 37 senior Caitlin Whoriskey dropped a three-set heartbreaker to Maria Mosolova of Northwestern University in the Flight One championship match. Whoriskey would lose the first set, 3-6, win the second, 6-3, but fall just short in the deciding third set, 4-6.
Both junior Maria Sorbello and freshman Kata Szekely were looking for titles in their respective flights, but both fell just short in their bids for consecutive flight championship victories. Sorbello was defeated by Vanderbilt’s Jackie Wu 6-7(3), 4-6 in Flight Two, while Szekely went down 3-6, 1-6 to Lauren Macfarlane of Florida State in Flight Four. Senior Zsófia Zubor was also unsuccessful in her bid for a Flight Six, third-place finish. Zubor lost to Adriana Pereira of South Carolina, 3-6, 6-7.
While the rest of the Big Orange squad has the month off, Whoriskey and Pluskota set their sights on the ITA/Rivera All-American Tournament in Pacific Palisades, Calif., October 3-11. They will be competing both as a doubles team and individually.