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Women's Tennis Advances Three to Singles Flight Finals at USTA

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 10/07/2012
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Katherine Flanigan will be one of three Tigers competing in flight finals Monday.
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Lindsay Graff, Amanda Muliawan and Katherine Flanigan advanced to their flight finals at the USTA Women's College Invitational at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York Sunday.

The trio will play their final matches Monday, all against players from Columbia. Graff, the No. 1 seed in the "A" draw, will face Kanika Vaidya, while Muliawan will take on the "B" draw's top seed Bianca Sanon and the top two seeds in the "C" draw, Flanigan and Crystal Leung, will meet in that final.

Graff and Muliawan also won two matches in the top doubles flight Sunday to advance to the flight finals Monday against Madeleine Hamilton and Amber Li of Yale. The Princeton pair fought off six straight match points to defeat the Columbia pair of Bianca Sanon and Tiana Takenaga 9-7.

Princeton's results from Sunday are below. More information on the tournament is available here.

"A" singles
Semifinal
Lindsay Graff (Prin) def. Nevena Selekovic (St. John's), 6-7(5), 6-2, (10-2)

"B" singles
Semifinal
Amanda Muliawan (Prin) def. Sanne Louwers (LIU), 6-1, 6-3

"C" singles
Semifinal
Katherine Flanigan (Prin) def. Amber Li (Yale), 6-0, 6-1

"D" singles
Consolation
Katie Goepel (Prin) def. Sara Kohtz (Binghamton), 7-6(4), 6-1

"E" singles
Semifinals
Sarah Kandath (Brown) def. Emily Hahn (Prin), 6-2, 6-4
Mariam Zein (Rutgers) def. Monica Chow (Prin), 7-5, 7-5

"F" singles
Semifinal
Courtney Malinchak (Cornell) def. Joan Cannon (Prin), 6-3, 6-3

No. 1 doubles
Quarterfinal
Lindsay Graff-Amanda Muliawan (Prin) def. Anika Novacek-Amy Simidian (Fordham), 8-0
Semifinal
Graff-Muliawan (Prin) def. Bianca Sanon-Tiana Takenaga (Columbia), 9-7

No. 2 doubles
Consolation
Lauren Stratman-Kanika Vaidya (Columbia) def. Katherine Flanigan-Katie Goepel (Prin), 8-5

No. 3 doubles
Quarterfinal
Sarah Kandath-Laura Wiley (Brown) def. Monica Chow-Emily Hahn (Prin), 8-4
Consolation
Chow-Hahn (Prin) def. Crystal Leung-Amy Li (Columbia), 8-5

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