Mountain Hawks Wrap Up Three-Day Army Invitational

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WEST POINT, NY – The Lehigh women’s tennis team wrapped up a weekend full of tennis at the Army Invitational on Sunday afternoon. Two Mountain Hawks competed in consolation finals but were unable to bring the titles back to Bethlehem.

Senior Junmoke James was one of the two Lehigh individuals to compete in a consolation final. James defeated opponents from Quinnipiac and Fairleigh Dickinson before moving onto the semifinals in Flight B. An injury in the semifinals secured James’ spot in the consolation finals where she fell to Colgate’s Emme Levenson 8-4.

Junior Megha Dania was the second Mountain Hawk to compete in a consolation final on Sunday afternoon. Throughout the weekend, Dania defeated opponents from Sacred Heart, Villanova and Quinnipiac to qualify for the Flight C finals. The junior competed against Army’s Sophie McKenzie before falling 8-5.

First-year Bella Peters was one win away from securing a spot in the consolation finals this weekend. Peters defeated Jasmine Caballero from Bryant 8-2 in the quarterfinals but was unable to get past Fairfield’s Lucie Tuttle. Tuttle defeated Peters 8-4 in the Flight E consolation finals.

Lehigh will wrap up the invitational portion of its fall season next weekend. The Mountain Hawks will travel to Princeton, NJ to compete at the ITA Regionals. Competition will begin on Friday, Sept. 30 and will wrap up on Monday, Oct. 3.

Anushka Dania/Megha Dania – Flight A
L, Lorraine Bergmann/Lindsay Hung (Fordham) 6-4

Bella Peters/Junmoke James – Flight B
L, Mira Filiberti/Jordan Bradley (Quinnipiac) 6-2

Junmoke James – Flight B Singles:
L, Thamonpan Jonglertakul (UMass) 6-1, 6-3
W, Kamilla Nella (Quinnipiac) 8-4
W, Valentina Silva (Fairleigh Dickinson) 8-6
W, Gia Graziano (Cornell) Injury Default
L, Emme Levenson (Colgate) 8-4

Avery Hopkey – Flight B Singles:
L, Kristi Boro (Stony Brook) 6-2, 7-5
L, Emily Callahan (Villanova) 8-3

Anushka Danid – Flight C Singles
L, Amina Lasheen (Fairleigh Dickinson) 6-0, 4-6, 10-4
L, Sophie McKenzie (Army) 8-0

Megha Dania – Flight C Singles
L, Tanya Fan (Cornell) 6-3, 6-1
W, Aina Garriga Martinez (Sacred Heart) 8-6
W, Isabella Steffen (Villanova) 8-4
W, Nikole Lisovvy (Quinnipiac) 8-2
L, Sophie McKenzie (Army) 8-5

Helena Cilella – Flight D Singles
L, Mirra Manolov (Bucknell) 6-1, 6-2
L, Maria Pereira (Binghamton)

Bella Peters – Flight E Singles
L, Meg Harding (Thiel) 6-3, 3-6, 10-7
W, Jasmine Caballero (Bryant) 8-2
L, Lucie Tuttle (Fairfield) 8-4

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