Celi Wins Women’s Flight A Singles at the Conference Carolinas Fall Tournament

SALISBURY, N.C. - Gabriela Celi, last year's Conference Carolinas Freshman and Player of the Year, won the Conference Carolinas Flight A Singles Tournament.

Celi and teammate Christine Vanard faced each other in the final round with Celi edging the 6-1, 6-2 win.

Celi was the number one seeded player and Vanard was the number three-seeded player in the tournament.

Neither player had a round of the 32 match since they were ranked, so their action started in the round of 16. Celi defeated Anderson's Julie Halbert, 6-1, 6-3 and Vanard defeated Anderson's Camie Brunet, 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the quarters. In the quarters, Celi made quick work of Limestone's Eve Aubry, 6-0, 6-1, and Vanard handled Pfeiffer's Alona, 6-3, 6-4. In the semi's Vanard pulled the upset over second seed player, Tessa Rheault from Erskine, 6-0, 4-6, 6-1, and Celi continued to play solid tennis with a 6-1, 6-2 win to set up for the Lady Bobcat finale.