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Rickeman Wins Regional Singles and Doubles Title

Libby Rickeman (Wayzata, Minn.) was crowned the co-champion in both singles and doubles at the 2012 USTA Girls 12s Regional Tournament in Mobile, Ala. Rickeman won the singles title with Sophia Edwards (Sarasota, Fla.) and then Rickeman and Edwards teamed together to share the doubles championship with Alison Burgess (Lafayette, La.) and Lily LaBiche (New Orleans, La.). The finals were cancelled due to rain.
In singles, Rickeman won four matches in advancing to the finals. She opened the tournament with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Payton Andrews (Geneva, Ala.). In the next round, she defeated Maria Rizzolo (Jupiter, Fla.) 6-1, 6-0. In the quarterfinals, Rickeman was tested against Amanda Skonieczny (Cedarburg, Wis.) 5-7,. 6-1, 1-0. Finally, in the semifinals, she beat sixth-seeded Emily Ory (Lafayette, La.) 6-2, 6-4.
After receiving a first-round bye in doubles, iockeman and Edwards beat Kate Paulus (Leawood, Kan.) and Kiki Peters (St. Louis, Mo.) 8-5 and then in the semis handled Elizabeth Nowak (Pensacola, Fla.) and Ory 8-1.



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