September 29, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico’s Dominique Dulski claimed two championship titles for the Lobos while competing this weekend at the 2013 Falcon Invitational hosted by the United States Air Force Academy.
The three-day tournament in Colorado Springs came to an end on Sunday afternoon and the Lobos headed home with a winning record and a few championship titles.
Dulski and Emily Olivier battled through four tough matches over the weekend and finally claimed the championship title on Sunday morning. The duo defeated Air Force’s Natasha Rizvi and Marcelli Magday, 8-3.
“Emily and Dominique had an excellent weekend here in doubles,” said head coach Erica Jasper. “I have been very tough on them this last week and they responded well and played great offensive doubles.”
Dulski also represented the Lobos in the singles category. She beat her own teammate, Olivier, in the final round of the Flight Bravo Singles bracket, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2.
UNM’s Susan Baklini, Rachana Bhat, and Meredith Hopson also saw success on their last day of the Falcon Invite. All three Lobos claimed the championship title in their consolation brackets.
“In singles we competed really well today despite maybe a little physical and mental fatigue,” said Jasper. “Meredith played a really gusty match to pick up her final win for the weekend and I was really pleased with how Rachana bounced back after a disappointing loss yesterday.”
The Lobos will spend the next few weeks preparing for the Wildcat Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona, Oct. 11-13.
(Full results below)
DAY THREE RESULTS:
Flight “Alpha” Singles:
Popovici (WYO) def. Lizette Blankers (UNM), 6-3, 6-1
Flight “Alpha” Singles (Consolation Play):
Meredith Hopson (UNM) def. Jonas (WYO), 3-6, 6-3, 11-9
Flight “Bravo” Singles:
Dominique Dulski (UNM) def. Emily Olivier (UNM), 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
Flight “Charlie” Singles (Consolation Play):
Rachana Bhat (UNM) def. Buxton (CSU), 6-0, 6-3
Susan Baklini (UNM) def. Wehner (UNC), 6-1, 6-4
Flight “Alpha” Doubles:
Dulski/Olivier (UNM) def. Rizvi/Magday (AFA), 8-3
Flight “Alpha” Doubles (Consolation Play):
Podlas/Shah (BUFF) def. Baklini/Blankers (UNM), 8-4
Flight “Bravo” Doubles:
Gecheva/Espinosa (WYO) def. Hopson/Bhat (UNM), 8-3