Dawgs Off To A Strong Start At ITA Regionals
Oct. 20, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. -- The Husky women's tennis team got off to a strong start at the ITA Northwest Regionals, winning all five of their matches in the morning and seeing three more win in the afternoon and advance to the round of 32.
Each of the five morning winners, plus Grace Ysidora and Andjela Nemcevic who had byes, advanced to the Round of 64. In the afternoon, Sari Ysidora, Nemcevic and Elianne Douglas-Miron moved on to tomorrow's Round of 32.
Twelve ITA Regional tourneys are being held around the country this weekend, with the individual singles and doubles winners from each site advancing to the ITA National Indoor Championships next month in Flushing Meadows, New York. The Northwest Region features D-I teams from Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. Highlighting the field are full squads from Pac-12 rivals Stanford, California, Oregon, and Washington State
Ysidora is through to the Round of 32 after defeating Marina Nikoloc in straight sets. Ysidora dominated play, winning 6-0, 6-2. She advances to face Alice Duranteau of California who had a pair of straight-set victories over competition from Gonzaga and Washington State.
Also taking advantage of the first-round bye and then advancing in the second round was Nemcevic. The junior got the rest in the morning and then defeated Samantha Polayes of Gonzaga in round two. She will next take on Lynn Chi of California in the Round of 32 on Saturday.
Douglas-Miron is also through to the Round of 32 after a big first round win and then advancing through the second round because of an injury to her opponent. Douglas-Miron earned a 6-2, 7-6 straight-set victory over Ellie D. Edles of UC Davis in the first round and then advanced when top seeded Nicole Gibbs of Stanford pulled out with an injury. Douglas Miron will now face Stephanie K. Skaras of Santa Clara in the Round of 32.
Capucine Gregoire was one of four Husky players to win in the morning, but be knocked out in the afternoon. Gregoire defeated Brooke E. Irish of San Francisco in the first round by a score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. She then bounced back from a three-set match to face third-seeded Stacy Tan of Stanford, falling 6-1, 6-4.
Freshman Brianna Kemp was one up and one down on the day, defeating Melinda Akerbrant of San Francisco, before bowing out in round two. Kemp won 6-3, 6-4 in the first round, before fourth-seeded Anett Schutting of California won 6-1, 6-2 to knock out Kemp in round two.
Julija Lukac earned a victory in the first round, but fell to 13th-seeded Kristie Ahn of Stanford in round two. Lukac defeated Rocio Norena of Eastern Washington 6-1, 6-0 in the morning, before falling 6-2, 6-2 in the afternoon.
The other Husky to finish 1-1 on the day was Natali Coronel. She defeated a tough opponent in Laura Posylkin of California in round one, 6-4, 6-3. In the afternoon, she then faced sixth-seeded Liudmila Vasileva of Washington State and fell in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0.
In doubles, all three Husky teams had byes to the second round and did not have to participate in Round 1. The teams of Gregoire-Kemp, Douglas-Miron-Sari Ysidora and Coronel-Lukac will play their second-round matches on Saturday.
Washington Women's Tennis
Singles - Round of 128
Capucine Gregoire d. Brooke Irish, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.
Round of 64