Padegimaite, Begley win doubles title at Longhorn Invitational
Lina Padegimaite and Elizabeth Begley knock off Rice’s Natalie Beazant and Steph Nguyen in the doubles final. (photo: University of Texas Athletics)
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas senior Elizabeth Begley and junior Lina Padegimaite defeated Rice’s Natalie Beazant and Steph Nguyen and won the 14-team doubles draw Sunday at the Longhorn Invitational.
Padegimaite and Begley posted their third win of the tournament and defeated Rice’s Beazant and Nguyen by an 8-5 count. Padegimaite and Begley held a 6-5 lead and broke Beazant and Nguyen for a 7-5 cushion. UT held serve in the ensuing game to claim the victory.
Begley added a 6-2, 6-4 win over Wichita State’s Rebecca Pedrazzi in the flight one singles consolation final. Junior Annat Rabinovich wrapped up her tournament stint with a 6-2, 6-2 win over UTSA’s Isabelle Jonsson in consolation play.
Longhorn Invitational – Day 3
Lina Padegimaite/Elizabeth Begley (Texas) def. Natalie Beazant/Steph Nguyen (Rice) – 8-5
Flight One Singles – Consolation Final
Elizabeth Begley (Texas) def. Rebecca Pedrazzi (Wichita State) - 6-2, 6-4
Lucia Kovalova (Wichita State) def. Lana Groenvynck (Texas) – 7-6 (5), 1-6, 1-0 (11-9)
Annat Rabinovich (Texas) def. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) – 6-2, 6-2