Annapolis, MD - The doubles team of Louise Lopez and Sonia Tsay advanced to the semifinals of the B Doubles Flight to highlight day one of the Navy Blue and Gold Invitational. In addition, Lopez won her opening round singles match.

Lopez and Tsay defeated Carrie Laskey and Kristy Yau of Navy, 8-3, in the round of 16 and then defeated Heidi Danielsson/Shannon Cleary of UMBC, 8-2, in the quarterfinals.

The team of Sarah Bowen and Malissa Gilanchi, competing at the A Flight, won their first round match against Towson's Ayana Dow and Ariel Burke, 8-4. The duo then lost to Gabrielle Catanzarati/Kimmy Borza  of Pittsburgh, 9-8 (2), in the quarterfinals.

The team of Bianca Derrick and Paige Polizois lost their opening match at the B Flight, falling to Navy's Darien Sears and Cassandra Fisbeck, 8-1.

The Pride did not fare well in singles as Lopez was the only player to win their opening round match. The freshman defeated Blair Brown of Pittsburgh, 6-3, 6-1 to advance in the D Flight.

The Blue and Gold Invitational continues Saturday.

Flight A Doubles

Rd of 16

Sanne Louwers/Taysha Blessington (LIU) def. Lana Robins/Mimi Hamling (GW), 8-4
Gabrielle Catanzarati/Kimmy Borza (Pitt) def. Emani Decquir/Stefanie Ton (Navy), 8-2
Sarah Bowen/Malissa Gilanchi (Hofstra) def. Ayana Dow/Ariel Burke (Towson), 8-4
Kim Berghaus/Josefin Stange-Jonsson (UMBC) def. Cara Wirth/Katherine Bulling (JMU), 8-3
Gabby Winter/Logan Antill (Navy) def. Nani Lizana/Andrea Samlin (Towson), 9-7
Stephanie Wei/Leah Pascarella (GW) def. Erin Snook/Noelle Kaufmann (Navy), 8-4


Taylor Pinchoff/Michelle Nguyen (JMU) def. Louwers/Blessington (LIU), 8-4
Catanzarati/Borza (Pitt) def. Bowen/Gilanchi (Hofstra), 9-8 (2)
Berghaus/Stange-Jonsson (UMBC) def. Winter/Antill (Navy), 8-4
Amanda Wickman/Molly Wickman (Pitt) def. Wei/Pascarella (GW), 8-4

Flight B Doubles

Rd of 16

Darien Sears/Cassandra Fisbeck (Navy) def. Paige Polizois/Bianca Derrick (Hofstra), 8-1
Christina Carpenter/Egle Jakuciunaite (GW) def. Nisha Shah/Lorena Ferrer (Towson), 8-6
Mikaela Carlson/Tracy Thorsell (Navy) def. Brittany Thompson/Aleksandra Pavlovic (LIU), 9-8 (5)
Jacqueline Palmucci/Ruxandra Andriescu (JMU) def. Karma Parbhu/Blair Brown (Pitt), 8-2
Heidi Danielsson/Shannon Cleary (UMBC) def. Sam Droop/Vivian Chau (Navy), 8-2
Loise Lopez/Sonia Tsay (Hofstra) def. Carrie Laskey/Kristy Yau (Navy), 8-3
Jocelyn Lu/Taylor Washington (Pitt) def. Cailey  Easdale/Moriah Burke (Towson), 8-5


Carpenter/Jakucianate ( GW) def. Sears/Fisbeck (Navy), 9-8 (4)
Palmucci/Andriescu (JMU) def. Carlson/Thorsell (Navy), 8-1
Lopez/Tsay (Hofstra) def. Danielsson/Cleary (UMBC), 8-2
Lu/Washington (Pitt) def. Dorota Lysienia/Isabella Escobar (GW), 8-4


A Flight

Kim Berghaus (UMBC) def. Gabby Winter (Navy), 6-0, 6-3
Taysha Blessington (LIU) def. Lana Robins (GW), 6-3, 6-1
Ayana Dow (Towson) def. Erin Snook (Navy), 7-5, 3-6, 10-7
Taylor Pinchoff (JMU) def. Jocelyn Lu (Pitt), 6-0, 6-1
Leah Pascarella (GW) def. Jacqueline Palmucci (JMU), 6-4, 6-0
Darien Sears (Navy) def. Nani Lizana (Towson), 6-3, 6-7(4), 10-7
Emani Decquir (Navy) def. Molly Wickman (Pitt), 5-7, 6-0, 10-8
Sanne Louwers (LIU) def. Katherine Bulling (JMU), 6-4, 6-0

B Flight

Stephanie Wei (GW) def. Sonia Tsay (Hofstra), 6-2, 6-1
Nisha Shah (Towson) def. Sam Droop (Navy), 4-6, 6-4, 10-7
Ruxandra Andriescu (JMU) def Gabrielle Catanzariti (Pitt), 6-2, 6-1
Logan Antill (Navy) def. Heidi Danielsson (UMBC), 1-6, 7-6(6), 11-9
Aleksandra Pavlovic (LIU) def. Karma Parbhu (Pitt), 6-2, 6-1
Andrea Samlin (Towson) def. Noelle Kaufmann (Navy), 6-2,6-4
Mimi Hamling (GW) def. Sarah Bowen (Hofstra), 6-2,6-0

C Flight

Josefin Stange-Jonsson (UMBC) def. Egle Jakuciunaite (GW), 0-6, 6-4, 10-6
Lorena Ferrer (Towson) def. Mikaela Carlson (Navy), 6-3, 6-1
Amanda Wickman (Pitt) def. Bianca Derrick (Hofstra), 6-0, 6-3
Stefanie Ton (Navy) def. Brittany Thompson (LIU), 6-1, 6-0
Taylor Washington (Pitt) def. Dorota Lysienia (GW) 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 10-8
Ariel Burke (Towson) def. Tracy Thorsell (Navy), 6-2,6-0
Megan Douglass (JMU) def. Vivian Chau (Navy), 6-4,6-0

D Flight

Louise Lopez (Hofstra) def. Blair Brown (Pitt), 6-3, 6-1
Moriah Burke (Towson) def. Paige Polizois (Hofstra), 6-3, 6-2
Isabella Escobar (GW) def. Carrie Laskey (Navy), 6-3, 6-3
Christina Carpenter (GW) def. Shannon Cleary (UMBC), 7-5, 6-3
Kristy Yau (Navy) def. Maliss
a Gilanchi (Hofstra), 6-2, 7-5