Nani Lizana
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Nani Lizana
Lizana's Strong Play Helps Towson Conclude Classic
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 09/08/2012

TOWSON, Md. - Junior Nani Lizana earned her first singles victory of the season in addition to picking up a doubles victory, as Towson concluded the final day of the 2012 Tiger Classic at the Towson Center Tennis Courts. The Tigers were able to play two of their three scheduled rounds before rain washed out the remaining matches.

Lizana, who Towson coach Doug Neagle expects to be a top performer this season, defeated Mount St. Mary's Samantha Pinchoff in straight set form, winning 6-1 and 6-2.

It was one of four singles victories for the Tigers over The Mount. Junior Nisha Shah, the team's leading returner in singles victories from a year ago, defeated Kelly Conroy 6-3 and 6-1.

Saturday was also a day of memorable performances for two Tigers in senior Moriah Burke and freshman Lorena Ferrer. Both players picked up their first singles victory as Tigers. Burke upended Jennifer Smith 6-3 and 6-3 while Ferrer prevailed over Renee Deane in comeback fashion. After dropping the first set 6-7(5), Ferrer won the final two by scores of 6-0 and 10-5.

Lizana paired with Ayana Dow in doubles action to defeat the St. Joseph's pairing of Jenna Procyk and Devi Jadeja 8-0.

Towson's Ariel Burke and Cailey Easdale edged Carly Landini and Liz Rossi of The Mount in doubles action by a 9-7 final to give the Tigers their second doubles win of the day.

The Tigers will return to the courts Friday, September 21 for a tounament hosted by Navy. 

Tennis Tournament Results

Tiger Classic

Sep 08, 2012 at Towson, Md. (Towson Center Tennis Courts)

 Singles competition

 Nani Lizana (Towson University) def. PINCHOFF, Samantha (Mount St. Mary's University) 6-1, 6-2

 Nisha Shah (Towson University) def. CONROY, Kelly (Mount St. Mary's University) 6-3, 6-1

 Lorena Ferrer (Towson University) def. DEANE, Renee (Mount St. Mary's University) 6-7, 6-0, 10-5

 Moriah Burke (Towson University) def. SMITH, Jennifer (Mount St. Mary's University) 6-3, 6-3

 Casey Robinson (Saint Joseph's) def. Nisha Shah (Towson University) 6-3, 6-1

 Aurora Davis (Saint Joseph's) def. Lorena Ferrer (Towson University) 3-7, 6-0, 10-7

 Lauren Roy (Saint Joseph's) def. Andrea Samlin (Towson University) 6-2, 1-6, 10-7

 Kelly Mulguin (Saint Joseph's) def. Ariel Burke (Towson University) 6-1, 6-0

 Doubles competition

 Ariel Burke/Cailey Easdale (Towson University) def. LANDINI, Carly/ROSSI, Liz (Mount St. Mary's University) 9-7

 Ayana Dow/Nani Lizana (Towson University) def. Devi Jadeja/Jenna Procyk (Saint Joseph's) 8-0


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