PHILADELPHIA - The Drexel women's tennis team made its mark at the 2011 Saint Joseph's Invitational before rain forced the event to be shortened. Marcela Rosales won her singles flight, and the doubles teams of Rosales and Zeynep Mafa, as well as Sonja Stosic and Alex Bell each reached the finals of their doubles flights.
Rosales, playing in Singles Flight 2, opened her tournament with a 6-3, 7-6 (1) defeat of Lauren Roy from the host Saint Joseph's Hawks. In the quarterfinals, she cruised to a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Amanda Nelson, then swept away Paola Calderon of Temple in the semifinals before dispatching Dorothy Safron in the final.
Mel Reyes also put up a strong singles showing, making the semifinals of her flight. After receiving a bye through to the quarterfinals, Reyes bounced back from a first set loss to take out Aurora McQuade of Villanova, 1-6, 6-3, 10-4.
Several other Dragons earned singles victories over the weekend. Emma Brook and Zeynep Mafa made the quarterfinals of their flight. Brook defeated Caitlin Gordon of Lafayette, 6-2, 6-0. Mafa knocked out Kirsten Leikem of Rhode Island, 6-4, 6-4.