Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rock Duo Reaches Semifinals

Rock duo reaches semifinals in PSAC Individual Tennis Championships

BLOOMSBURG, PA. – Slippery Rock University’s doubles team of seniors Nina Grbac (Pula, Croatias/Boca Prep International School) and Sarah Joumond (Montpelier, France/St. Joseph) advanced to the semifinal round before being eliminated from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Individual Tennis Championships hosted by Bloomsburg University.

Sarah Joumond

In opening-day action Saturday, the third-seeded Rock duo beat Shippensburg’s Julia Saintz and Brittnee Buckley 8-0 in first-round action and downed the Indiana (Pa.) tandem of Erika Schnass and Alanna McFail 8-5 in second-round action.

The top-seeded team of Lucie Rey and Lucie Sipkova from California (Pa.) beat Grbac and Joumond 9-8 (7-3) in semifinal action Sunday morning.

In singles matches played Saturday, Grbac recorded two wins to advance to the quarterfinal round before being eliminated. Grbac beat Cheyney’s Ciera Brown 6-0, 6-0 in first-round action and defeated Mercyhurst’s Courtney Thompson by 6-2, 6-1 score in second-round action.

Grbac’s quest for a conference individual title came to an end with a 7-6 (4), 7-5 loss to Indiana’s Tanya Timko in a quarterfinal match Saturday.

Joumond suffered an opening-round, 6-1, 6-1 setback Saturday against Bloomsburg’s Maddie Graziani.

Grbac and Joumond are slated to play at No. 1 and No. 2 singles and team up to play No. 1 doubles when The Rock open their dual-match schedule Tuesday at West Liberty University in West Virginia. The match is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m.

Bob McComas
Sports Information Director
Slippery Rock University
1 Morrow Way - Room 201 Old Main
Slippery Rock, Pa. 16057
Office: 724.738.2777
Fax: 724.738.4761
Cell: 724.421.5658
Email: robert.mccomas@sru.edu

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