Hosts Nearly Perfect At Regional
Oct. 10, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Rain delays helped limit play to just one round of singles Wednesday, along with one late-night round of doubles, to open play at the 2012 USTA/ITA Division I Women's Mountain Regional Championships, which are being held at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.
Host UNLV's eight-player contingent not only went undefeated in singles play, it did not even lose a set. Lucia Batta, ranked 43rd in the nation and the top seed in this event, cruised past Paulina Lopez of Montana State 6-2, 6-0. Aleksandra Josifoska, ranked 89th and seeded second, also swept her opponent, Colorado's Erin Sanders, 6-0, 6-1. Nives Pavlovic, seeded fourth, also had little trouble in the first round, downing Denver's Michelle Garpenlov 6-0, 6-1.
Rounding out the action for UNLV: Annett Ferenczi-Bako defeated Adriana Wojkowska of Colorado State, 6-1, 6-1; Alexis Garrett swept Ellie Crum of Montana State, 6-4, 6-1; Ella Bourchier downed Wiebke Boeckmann of Idaho State, 6-0, 6-1; Janine Erasmus got by Michaela Oldani of New Mexico, 6-3, 6-1; and Iren Kotseva beat Amber Stuhlmann of Utah State, 6-1, 6-0.
Instead of playing a second round of singles, the players moved to doubles and the Lady Rebels advanced three of its four duos. Pavlovic and Batta, seeded fourth, enjoyed a bye; Josifoska and Garrett downed the Stuhlmann sisters of Utah State, 8- 0; and Erasmus and Garrett got by Phonharath and Lloyd of Weber State, 8-5.
Play resumes Thursday morning, weather permitting, and runs through Sunday.
More than 120 women's collegiate tennis players are competing this week at UNLV as part of 24 USTA/ITA Regional Championships for NCAA Division I men and women taking place over these middle two weekends of October at campuses throughout the country. The singles and doubles champions from the regionals will advance to the 2012 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, taking place November 8-11, at the indoor facilities at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
ITA MOUNTAIN REGION WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
TEAM ABBREVIATION KEY Air Force (AFA) - Boise State (BSU) - Brigham Young (BYU) - Colorado (CU) - Colorado State (CSU) Denver (DU) - Idaho (ID) - Idaho State (ISU) -- Montana (UM) - Montana State (MSU) - Nevada, Reno (UNR) - New Mexico (UNM) - New Mexico State (NMSU) - Northern Arizona (NAU) Northern Colorado (UNC) - UNLV (UNLV) - Utah (UU) - Utah State (USU) - Weber State (WSU) - Wyoming (WYO)
FIRST ROUND SINGLES (WED., OCT. 10) #43 Lucia Batta (1) (UNLV) def. Paulina Lopez (MSU) 6-2, 6-0 Hillary Hays (USU) def. Katie Wookey (UNM) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Steffi Rath (DU) def. Megan Rindlisbacher (WSU) 6-0, 6-0 Sammie Watson (BSU) def. Ashley Tanner (WSU) 6-4, 6-3 Haley Driver (UM) def. Victoria Lozano (9-16) (ID) 6-2, 6-2 Abby Stevens (CSU) def. Hannah Dake (AFA) 1-6, 7-6, 6-3 Ginet Pinero (17-24) (NMSU) def. Malia Wahinepio (NAU) 7-6, 6-2 Alexis Garrett (UNLV) def. Ellie Crum (MSU) 6-4, 6-1 Sophie Bergner (5) (DU) def. Alma Espinosa (WYO) 6-2, 6-3 Natasha Smith (UU) def. Precious Gbadamosi (UM) 7-5, 7-5 Michelle Warwick (WSU) BYE Stephanie Catlin (UNC) def. Mazy Watrous (CU) 6-4, 6-3 McKenzie Davis (9-16) (USU) def. Sheila Smiley (UNR) 6-4, 6-3 Char Hjalmarsson (MSU) def. Laura Richardson (UNM) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 Alexander Kovacs (17-24) (WYO) def. Jennifer Weissmann (CSU) 6-4, 6-0 Aubrey Paul (BYU) def. Megan Lalone (BSU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 Sarah Pham (3) (UU) def. Maria Sablina (UNM) 6-2, 6-3 Morgan Anderson (BYU) def. Ashley Stuhlmann (USU) 6-2, 6-3 Sasa Nemcova (WYO) def. Hannah Stone (NAU) 6-7, 6-2, 7-6 Teal Vosburgh (BSU) def. Kalli Sperry (USU) 6-2, 6-1 Michelle Okhremchuk (9-16) (UNR) def. Hilary Walters-West (UNC) 6-0, 6-1 Kristi Elmer (WSU) def. Mia Brandt (NMSU) 6-2, 6-4 Winde Janssens (CU) def. Natasha Rizvi (AFA) 6-2, 6-1 Annett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Adriana Wojkowska (CSU) 6-1, 6-1 Michaela Bezdickova (UNM) (8) def. Nittaya Phonharath (WSU) 6-1, 6-0 Christina Molina (AFA) def. Mariam Tangarifi (ISU) 6-3, 6-1 Mandy Van Der Eerenbeemt (DU) def. Ashley Tiefel (CU) 6-3, 6-0 Elizabeth Tapia (UNC) def. Carly Lloyd (WSU) 6-0, 6-0 Simona Synkova (9-16) (WYO) def. Liana Bales (MSU) 6-0, 6-1 Denise Van Der Ben (NMSU) def. Kaley Schultz (CSU) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 Sandy Vo (17-24) (BSU) def. Julie Tukuafu (USU) 6-3, 6-2 Heather Davidson (UM) def. Andie Young (BYU) 6-2, 6-0 Ella Bourchier (UNLV) def. Wiebke Boeckmann (ISU) 6-0, 6-1 Marlena Pietzuch (17-24) (BSU) def. Lisa Waldron (BYU) 6-1, 6-0 Jessica Parizher (WYO) def. Annemieke Witte (NMSU) 6-0, 6-3 Callie Craig (9-16) (UU) def. Carla Manzi (CU) 6-2, 6-0 Kendall Heitzner (CSU) def. Jen Buchannon (UNC) 6-2, 6-4 Janine Erasmus (UNLV) def. Michaela Oldani (UNM) 6-3, 6-1 Emma Isberg (DU) def. Laurence Pelchat (UM) 6-1, 6-1 Veronica Popovici (6) (WYO) def. Rita Bermudez (ID) 6-2, 6-0 Alice Pacaut (NAU) def. Weng Tsan (MSU) 6-2, 6-4 Julyette Steur (17-24) (CU) def. Manuela Pietzuch (BSU) 6-2, 6-2 Sophie Stevens (UNR) def. Silviya Zhelyazkova (WYO) 6-4, 6-0 Desiree Tran (BYU) def. Claire Uhle (UNC) 6-0, 6-1 Melissa Cecil (AFA) def. Kristen Eggleston (UNM) 4-6, 7-5, 6-0 Ashley Mackey (UM) def. Kristina Voytsekhovich (USU) 7-5, 6-1 Mollie Cooper (CSU) def. Kasey Bacon (ISU) 6-1, 6-3 Nives Pavlovic (4) (UNLV) def. Michelle Garpenlov (DU) 6-0, 6-1 Johanna Vang (NAU) def. Megan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-2, 7-6 Lisa Roslanova (NMSU) def. Caroline Schnell (17-24) (DU) by default Sasha Carter (UM) def. Anna Kuuttila (UNM) 6-4, 6-3 Emma Verberne (9-16) (UNR) def. Laura Theus (ISU) 6-0, 6-1 Iren Kotseva (UNLV) def. Amber Stuhlmann (USU) 6-1, 6-0 Chrissie Hoolahan (UNC) def. Annika Karlsen (WSU) 6-3, 6-1 Morgan Basil (BSU) def. Ros Polly Nguyen (NMSU) 6-2, 7-5 Tereza Berkova (7) (UU) def. Svenja Tegtmeir (ISU) 6-1, 6-3 Natalie Heffron (CSU) def. Rymma Maslova (UNR) 6-4, 6-0 Almundena Sanz (17-24) (ID) def. Nina Grbac (UNM) 6-2, 6-3 Tiffany Tran (9-16) (AFA) def. Iva Para Punova (MSU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 Elena Najera (9-16) (UU) def. Mackenna Maddox (BYU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Jaci West (USU) def. Jodie Williams (NMSU) 6-1, 6-2 Mary Meyers (AFA) def. Thais Kurer (WSU) 6-1, 6-1 Christa Gecheva (WYO) def. Bobbie Oshiro (BSU) 6-2, 6-2 #89 Aleksandra Josifoska (2) (UNLV) def. Erin Sanders (CU) 6-0, 6-1
FIRST ROUND DOUBLES (WED., OCT. 10) Popovici/Synkova (1) (WYO) def. Paul/Young (BYU) 8-6 Tiefel/Watrous (CU) def. Boekmann/Tegtmeir (ISU) 8-4 Pham/Smith (9-16) (UU) def. BYE Molina/Rizvi (AFA) def. Schultz/Heitzner (CSU) 8-0 Pietzuch/Pietzuch (5) (BSU) def. Uhle/Buchanon (UNC) 8-5 Stone/Vang (NAU) def. Elmer/Kurer (WSU) 8-3 Josifoska/Kotseva (9-16) (UNLV) def. Stuhlmann/Stuhlmann (USU) 8-0 Crum/Lopez (MSU) def. Kuuttila/Wookey (UNM) 8-2 Craig/Najera (3) (UU) BYE Davidson/Pelchat (UM) def. Tran/Meyers (AFA) 8-2 Davis/West (9-16) (USU) def. Sanders/Manzi (CU) 8-2 Hjarlmarsson/Parapunova (MSU) def. Hoolahan/Walters-West (UNC) 8-6 Verberne/Okhremchuk (8) (UNR) def. Bouchier/Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 8-2 Oshiro/Lalone (BSU) def. Pinero/Nguyen (NMSU) 8-5 Bezdickova/Sablina (9-16) (UNM) def. Espinosa/Gecheva (WYO) 9-7 Anderson/Maddox (BYU) BYE Driver/Carter (UM) def. Tangarife/Theus (ISU) 8-2 Nemcova/Kovacs (9-16) (WYO) def. Tsan/Bates (MSU) 8-0 Erasmus/Garrett (UNLV) def. Phonharath/Lloyd (WSU) 8-5 Williams/Van Der Ben (UNM) vs. Lozano/Sanz (6) (ID) postponed to Thursday Oldani/Grbac (UNM) def. Hays/Tukuafu (USU) 8-6 Vo/Basil (9-16) (BSU) def. Wahinepio/Pacaut (NAU) 8-3 Isberg/Van Eereenbeemt (DU) def. Wojakowska/Weismann (CU) 8-3 Pavlovic/Batta (4) (UNLV) BYE Stevens/Smiley (UNR) def. Watson/Vosburgh (BSU) 8-3 Miles/Bekerova (9-16) (UU) def. Rindlisbacher/Karlsen (WSU) 8-0 Janssens/Steur (CU) def. Richardson/Eggleston (UNM) 8-3 Tran/Sheehan-Dizon (7) (BYU) def. Gbadamosi/Murray (UM) 8-4 Parizher/Zhekyazkova (WYO) def. Witte/Brandt (NMSU) 8-1 Dake/Cecil (9-16) (AFA) def. Heffron/Stevens (CSU) 8-1 Catlin/Tapia (UNC) def. Voytsekhivich/Sperry (USU) 9-8 Bergner/Rath (2) (DU) def. Tanner/Warwick (WSU) 9-2