Plenty Of Rebs Left For Sunday's Final Day

Oct. 13, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV players will make up half the field in Sunday's singles semifinals at the 2012 USTA/ITA Division I Women's Mountain Regional Championships, which are being held this week at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

Lucia Batta, ranked 43rd and seeded first here, won two more matches Saturday to survive. She first swept Haley Driver of Denver and then came back to finish off Alexandra Kovacs of Wyoming, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, to advance. On the other side of the bracket, second seeded and 89th-ranked Aleksandra Josifoska also took both of her matches, 6-0, 6-3 over fifth-seeded Almundena Sanz of Idaho, and then 6-4, 7-5 over Tereza Bekerova of Utah. In doubles play, UNLV has one of the remaining four teams. Fourth-seeded Batta and Nives Pavlovic downed a Boise State duo 8-2 and then a team from Idaho 8-1 to advance.

It will be a busy day for the remaining Rebel contingent on Sunday as doubles semifinals are set to begin at 9 a.m. with the final following. Singles semifinals are scheduled for approximately 12 p.m. with the final following. Admission to all matches is free of charge.

More than 120 women's collegiate tennis players were 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
Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas

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)

ROUND OF 16 SINGLES (SATURDAY, OCT. 13) #43 Lucia Batta (1) (UNLV) def. Haley Driver (UM) 6-4, 6-3 Alexander Kovacs (17-24) (WYO) def. Sophie Bergner (5) (DU) 6-4, 7-6 Sarah Pham (3) (UU) def. Michelle Okhremchuk (9-16) (UNR) 6-4, 7-5 Sandy Vo (17-24) (BSU) def. Michaela Bezdickova (UNM) (8) 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 Veronica Popovici (6) (WYO) def. Marlena Pietzuch (17-24) (BSU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 Nives Pavlovic (4) (UNLV) def. Desiree Tran (BYU) 7-6, 6-4 Tereza Berkova (7) (UU) def. Emma Verberne (9-16) (UNR) 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 #89 Aleksandra Josifoska (2) (UNLV) def. Almundena Sanz (17-24) (ID) 6-0, 6-3

QUARTERFINAL SINGLES (SATURDAY, OCT. 13) #43 Lucia Batta (1) (UNLV) def. Alexander Kovacs (17-24) (WYO) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 Sarah Pham (3) (UU) def. Sandy Vo (17-24) (BSU) 6-4, 7-5 Veronica Popovici (6) (WYO) def. Nives Pavlovic (4) (UNLV) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 #89 Aleksandra Josifoska (2) (UNLV) def. Tereza Berkova (7) (UU) 6-4, 7-5

ROUND OF 16 DOUBLES (SAT., OCT. 13) Popovici/Synkova (1) (WYO) def. Pham/Smith (9-16) (UU) 8-6 Josifoska/Kotseva (9-16) (UNLV) def. Stone/Vang (NAU) 8-4 Davis/West (9-16) (USU) def. Davidson/Pelchat (UM) 8-2 Verberne/Okhremchuk (8) (UNR) def. Anderson/Maddox (BYU) 8-4 Lozano/Sanz (6) (ID) def. Nemcova/Kovacs (9-16) (WYO) 8-4 Pavlovic/Batta (4) (UNLV) def. Vo/Basil (9-16) (BSU) 8-2 Miles/Bekerova (9-16) (UU) def. Tran/Sheehan-Dizon (7) (BYU) 8-5 Parizher/Zhekyazkova (WYO) def. Bergner/Rath (2) (DU) 8-4

QUARTERFINAL DOUBLES (SAT., OCT. 13) Popovici/Synkova (1) (WYO) def. Josifoska/Kotseva (9-16) (UNLV) 8-4 Verberne/Okhremchuk (8) (UNR) def. Davis/West (9-16) (USU) 8-5 Pavlovic/Batta (4) (UNLV) def. Lozano/Sanz (6) (ID) 8-1 Miles/Bekerova (9-16) (UU) def. Parizher/Zhekyazkova (WYO) 8-2

CONSOLATION SINGLES (SAT., OCT. 13) Victoria Lozano (9-16) (ID) def. Malia Wahinepio (NAU) 6-2, 6-0 Precious Gbadamosi (UM) def. Alma Espinosa (WYO) 7-6, 6-3 Sheila Smiley (UNR) def. Mazy Watrous (CU) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8) Megan Lalone (BSU) def. Jennifer Weissmann (CSU) 6-2, 6-2 Manuela Pietzuch (BSU) def. Ashley Stuhlmann (USU) 6-3, 6-0 Hannah Stone (NAU) def. Kalli Sperry (USU) 6-1, 6-3 Ashley Tiefel (CU) def. Adriana Wojkowska (CSU) 6-3, 6-1 Kaley Schultz (CSU) def. Michelle Garpenlov (DU) 6-1, 6-2 Carla Manzi (CU) def. Amber Stuhlmann (USU) 6-0, 6-2 Silviya Zhelyazkova (WYO) def. Kristina Voytsekhovich (USU) 6-2, 6-3 Laurence Pelchat (UM) def. Rita Bermudez (ID) 6-0, 6-2 Bobbie Oshiro (BSU) def. Erin Sanders (CU) 6-1, 6-4

ADDED SINGLES MATCHES (SAT., OCT. 13) Ella Bourchier (UNLV) def. Hillary Hays (USU) 7-5, 6-4 Janine Erasmus (UNLV) def. Sammie Watson (BSU) 6-3, 7-5 Natasha Smith (UU) def. Mandy Van Der Eerenbeemt (DU) 6-3, 6-4 Simona Synkova (9-16) (WYO) def. Callie Craig (9-16) (UU) 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5) Sasha Carter (UM) def. Sasa Nemcova (WYO) 7-6, 6-3 Annett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Alice Pacaut (NAU) 6-2, 6-0 Steffi Rath (DU) def. Alexis Garrett (UNLV) 6-0, 6-3 Jessica Parizher (WYO) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-0, 6-2 Heather Davidson (UM) def. McKenzie Davis (9-16) (USU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5) Sophie Stevens (UNR) def. Morgan Basil (BSU) 6-1, 7-6 Abby Stevens (CSU) def. Aubrey Paul (BYU) 6-1, 7-6 Emma Isberg (DU) def. Teal Vosburgh (BSU) 6-2, 6-2 Christa Gecheva (WYO) def. Mollie Cooper (CSU) 6-1, 6-2 Natalie Heffron (CSU) def. Ashley Mackey (UM) 7-6, 6-3 Johanna Vang (NAU) def. Kendall Heitzner (CSU) 7-6, 6-2

CONSOLATION DOUBLES (SAT., OCT. 13) Bouchier/Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Tsan/Bates (MSU) 8-4 Williams/Van Der Ben (NMSU) def. Uhle/Buchanon (UNC) 9-8 Schultz/Heitzner (CSU) def. Stuhlmann/Stuhlmann (USU) 8-3 Espinosa/Gecheva (WYO) def. Tran/Meyers (AFA) 8-4 Sanders/Manzi (CU) def. Hoolahan/Walters-West (UNC) 9-7 Paul/Waldron (BYU) def. Pinero/Nguyen (NMSU) 8-6 Wahinepio/Pacaut (NAU) def. Hays/Tuuafa (USU) 8-2 Gbadamosi/Murray (UM) def. Wojakowska/Weismann (CSU) 8-0 Voytsekhovich/Sperry (USU) def. Watson/Vosburgh (BSU) 8-6 Witte/Brandt (NMSU) def. Heffron/Stevens (CSU) 8-5