Liz Cruz and Gabi Niculescu Tops at February Thaw Out

February 15, 2021
Woodbury, NY

2021 February Thaw Out Women's NRT Final Results (doc)(pdf)

A strong 16-team draw met at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Long Island over the weekend. There were tight matches from the first round on. Jessica Guyaux and Jaclyn Williamson, a new team this season, had a solid three-setter quarterfinal against another new team this season, Amy Shay and Jolene Sutter. Guyaux/Williamson moved on to the semis, losing to perennial top placers, Florentina Hanisch and Ana Marija Zubori,6-4, 6-4. The other semifinal highlighted four top teaching pros, Roxy Enica and Martina Ondrejkova against Liz Cruz and Gabi Niculescu. Cruz/Niculescu, 2018 and 2019 National Champions, moved on to the final at 7-6, 6-3. They kept their good form going, winning against Hanisch/Zubori, 6-1, 6-4.

Thank you to Tournament Director Matt Garavaglia, host Crest Hollow Country Club, the volunteers, and all the players for another great NRT.


Main Draw: Liz Cruz/Gabi Niculescu def. Florentina Hanisch/Ana Marija Zubori, 6-1, 6-4
Quarter Reprieve: Amy Shay/Jolene Sutter def. Kerri Delmonico/Macie Eilliott, 6-4, 6-4
Consolation: Bobo Delaney/Tonia Mangan def. Kristen O’Connor/Kate Schneider, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Consolation Reprieve: Yvonne Daquino/Glenny Hay def. Marie Adams/Buttons O’Donnell, 6-0, 6-3


L to R: Finalists Florentina Hanisch/Ana Marija Zubori, Tournament Director Matt Garavaglia, Winners Gabi Niculescu/Liz Cruz

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