Rain Delays Continue to Plague ITA Regional Championships

Oct. 11, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NEV.—With the morning and some parts of the afternoon filled up with rain delays, the second round of doubles got underway in the evening at the ITA Regional Championships. The tournament will continue with singles play hopefully tomorrow, weather permitting.

Michaela Bezdickova and Maria Sablina after coming off a tight close match in the first round, faced just as equally a challenge as they took on Morgan Anderson and Mackenna Maddox. The fought it out in with both teams equal throughout the match, but the Cougars got a hold of the Lobos and did not relinquish their grip to defeat UNM with a score of 9-7.

Michaela Oldani and Nikolina Grbac took on seeded players Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil and managed to win one game on the seasoned duo. Oldani and Grbac fell to the Broncos with a score of 8-1.

“Even though we may not be winning all of our matches,” Senior Michaela Oldani said. “We are committed to doing things the right way and that is exactly what we did today. We are playing the way we are practicing, which is most important for our upcoming spring season.”

The Lobos have certainly showed this kind of mentality all through the fall season with a commitment on all ends to winning matches the right way.

“It was a long day of rain delays and waiting,” Head Coach Erica Perkins Jasper said. “But I was pleased with the focus and commitment we made to doing things right today. In terms of execution, it wasn’t our best doubles, however we did put ourselves in position to be successful which is an improvement from yesterday.”

Since the championships could only squeeze in second round doubles for today, singles will be all day tomorrow, weather permitting with two rounds for the main draw and maybe the beginning of back draw action.

“With no main draw singles matches today,” Perkins Jasper said. “Tomorrow could be a long day for Misa [Bezdickova], so it is important that we get some rest and prepare mentally for the day ahead.”

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