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Cruz, Stevens move to 2-0 in singles in Knoxville, two more doubles wins

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt women’s tennis won two more in doubles play at the Tennessee Fall Invitational and also posted a pair of singles wins Saturday.

The duo of Holly Staff and Anessa Lee defeated Fiona Arrese and Carlota Molina of Kentucky, 6-2, while Vanderbilt’s Dasha Kourkina and Marcella Cruz won, 6-4, over Kentucky’s Carla Girbau and Lidia Gonzalez.

Cruz and Amy Stevens each won in straight sets in singles. Cruz defeated Casie Wooten of Wake Forest, 6-2, 6-0, while Stevens bested Peyton Pesavento of Wake Forest, 7-6 (3), 6-3.

Competition resumes Sunday at 9 a.m. with singles play against the host Volunteers.

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Vanderbilt Results
Anna Campana (WF) def. Holly Staff (VU), 6-1, 6-3
Samantha Martinelli (WF) def. Anessa Lee (VU), 6-2, 6-1
Anna Brylin (WF) def. Dasha Kourkina (VU), 6-1, 6-1
Marcella Cruz (VU) def. Casie Wooten (WF), 6-2, 6-0
Amy Stevens (VU) def. Peyton Pesavento (WF), 7-6 (3), 6-3
Saby Nihalani (WF) def. Yufei Long (VU), 6-4, 6-1
Florencia Urrutia (UK) def. MaryAnn Rompf (VU), 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (5)

Holly Staff/Anessa Lee (VU) def. Fiona Arrese/Carlota Molina (UK), 6-2
Dasha Kourkina/Marcella Cruz (VU) def. Carla Girbau/Lidia Gonzalez (UK), 6-4