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UW Fares Well against Tough Competition ITA Regionals
Release: 10/21/2013
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Elianne Douglas-Martin and Riko Shimizu along with three doubles pairs each made the Round of 16

STANFORD, Calif. – The University of Washington women’s tennis stay at the UTSA/ITA Northwest Regionals ended this weekend in the round of 16 for Elianne Douglas-Miron and Riko Shimizu in the singles draw and for three doubles pairs.

Sophomore Douglas-Miron and junior Riko Shimizu battled from the opening singles round of 128 all the way to the final 16. In her first match, Douglas-Miron outlasted Pacific’s Christiana Ferrari (3-6; 6-2; 6-1) before taking down Sacramento State’s Katharina Knoebl (6-3; 6-0) and Maja Mladenovic of Portland (6-3; 6-3). In the round of 16, Douglas-Miron faced 44th-ranked Lynn Chi of California in a very tightly contested match with Chi coming out on top, 7-6 (7); 7-6 (2).

Shimizu advanced past Cal Poly’s Malavika Padmanabhan, 3-6; 6-1; 6-1 in the opening round before breezing past UC-Davis’ Megan Heneghan, 6-0; 6-2 in the round of 64. After moving past Marie Klocker of San jose State, 6-3; 4-6; 6-3, Shimizu fell to St. Mary’s Jenny Jullien, 6-3; 6-0.

The pair were also a doubles team during the tournament, which served as a qualifier for the ITA Indoors next month. After receiving a bye in the first round, they topped Fresno’s Sofya Malysheva and Rana Sherif Ahmed, 8-1 before being defeated 8-4 by St. Mary’s Jade Frampton and Audrey Leitz in the round of 16.

Joining Douglas-Miron and Shimizu in the doubles round of 16 were the pairs of Angela Chen/Briana Kemp and Juliju Lukac/Andjela Nemcevic. Chen and Kemp received a bye in the first round before defeating Malavika Padmanabhan and Kathryn Webb of Cal Poly, 8-7 (4). The pair fell in the round of 16 to second-seeded and 17th-ranked Kristie Ahn and Carol Zhao of Stanford.

Lukac and Nemcevic easily moved out of the first round with an 8-2 victory over UC-Davis’ Claire jaramishian and Claire Meunier. They advanced past an Oregon team in the round of 32 before being defeated by Danielle Flores and Jenny Jullien of St. Mary’s, 8-5.

Up next for the Huskies is the UTSA Collegiate Invitational in Beaverton, Ore., Nov. 1-3.

ITA NW Regionals
Singles – Round of 16
Lynn Chi (California) d. Elianne Douglas-Miron, 7-6 (7); 7-6 (2)
Jenny Jullien (St. Mary’s) d. Riko Shimizu, 6-3; 6-0

Singles – Round of 32
Elianne Douglas-Miron d. Maja Mladenovic (Portland), 6-3; 6-3
Riko Shimizu d. Marie Klocker (San Jose State), 6-3; 4-6; 6-3

Singles – Round of 64
Elianne Douglas-Miron d. Katharina Knoebl (Sacramento State), 6-3; 6-0
Riko Shimizu d. Megan Heneghan (UC-Davis), 6-0;6-2
Krista Hardeback (Stanford) d. Angela Chen, 6-2; 6-1

Singles- Round of 128
Elianne Douglas-Miron d. Christiana Ferrari (Pacific). 3-6; 6-2, 6-1
Angela Chen d. Tipper Truong (San Jose State), 6-4; 6-4
Riko Shimizu d. Malavika Padmanabhan (Cal Poly), 3-6; 6-1;6-1
Marina Nikolic (San Francisco) d. Sarah Steele, 6-1; 6-3
Anneka Watts (Fresno) d. Brianna Kemp, 6-4; 6-3
Sabastiani V. Leon (San Jose State) d. Sophia Bott, 6-3, 6-0
Kathryn Webb (Cal Poly) d. Andjela Nemcevic, 6-4; 6-3
Lindsey Kostas (Stanford) d. Natalie Allen, 6-4; 3-6; 6-1
Emily Gibbens (Cal Poly) d. Natali Coronel, 6-2; 7-6 (6)

Doubles – Round of 16
Danielle Flores/Jenny Jullien (St. Mary’s) d. Julija Lukac/Andjela Nemcevic, 8-5
Jade Frampton/Audrey Leitz (St. Mary’s) d. Elianne Douglas-Miron/Riko Shimizu, 8-4
Kristie Ahn/Carol Zhao (Stanford) d. Angela Chen/ Brianna Kemp, 8-0

Doubles – Round of 32
Elianne Douglas-Miron/Riko Shimizu d. Sofya Malysheva/Rana Sherif Ahmed (Fresno), 8-1
Angela Chen/Brianna Kemp d. Malavika Padmanabhan (Cal Poly), 8-7 (4)
Julija Lukac/Andjela Nemcevic d. Lina Akesson/Jasmine Minor (Oregon), wo (inj)
Jennifer Cornea/Ane McPike (Cal Poly) d. Natalie Allen/Sarah Steele, 8-7 (5)

Doubles – Round of 64
Julija Lukac/ Andjela Nemcevic d. Claire Jaramishian/Claire Meunier (UC-Davis), 8-2
Natalie Allen/Sarah Steele d. Tiffany Pham/Frederique Sleiffer, 8-6
Bryn Bacharach/Emily Gibbens (Cal Poly) d. Sophia Bott/Natalie Coronel, 8-5


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