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Angela Haynes Teams With Mashona Washington For Third Doubles Title

Monday, October 15, 2007

Angela Haynes took home her third USTA Pro Circuit doubles title of the year on Sunday, October 7, when she teamed with veteran Mashona Washington of Houston to win the championship at the $50,000 USTA Women's Tennis Classic of Troy, Ala.

Unseeded in the draw, Haynes and Washington were easy winners in three of the four matches they played during the week. After cruising to a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Russians Ekaterina Afinogenova and Angelina Gabueva in the first round, they came back with a 4-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8 (8) upset thriller over No. 2 seeds Sunitha Rao and Christina Wheeler in the second round. They went on to eliminate the third-seeded duo of Maria-Fernanda Alves and Stephanie Dubois, 6-3, 6-2, in the semifinals and then stunned top-seeds Eva Hrdinova and Marie-Eve Pelletier, 6-4, 6-2, in the final.

Haynes, a 23-year-old lefty from Irvine, Calif., won the doubles title two weeks ago with Melinda Czink at the $75,000 event in Albuquerque, N.M., as well as the championship in May with Monique Adamczak at the $50,000 event in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. She also reached doubles finals earlier this year in Allentown, Pa., and Carson, Calif., while teaming with Lindsay Lee-Waters.

Washington, 31, was playing in her first pro event since Fed Cup in July 2006, where she suffered a left knee injury that required surgery and ended her season.

Source - USTA (Sally Milano)

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