Women's Tennis gets underway at ITA Regional Championships
Oct. 20, 2016
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's tennis team participated in the first day of the ITA Southwest Regional Championships Thursday at Barnes Tennis Center in the Point Loma area of San Diego. The Aztecs advanced two singles players to the round of 32 and two doubles will see action on Friday.
For doubles play, Aztec tandem Kennedy Davis and Paola Diaz de Regules were granted a bye for the day and will see action Friday. The duo of Taylor Lederman and Jana Buth defeated Sara Kattab and Tracy Van of UC Riverside, 8-6. Freshmen Marina Colvee and Alli Valk fell to Arizona's Paris Corley and Lauren Marker, 8-2. Freshman Berta Acero teamed up with senior Olivia Larsson but could not get by CSUN's Ki Kim and Emma Roenholt, 8-6. Doubles play resumes Friday with Lederman and Buth taking on partners Mickey Hsu and Kristen Poei from CSUN and Davis and Diaz de Regules competing against Pepperdine pair Laura Gulbe and Jean Runglerdkriangkrai. Both matches in the round of 32 will begin at 9 a.m.
Seven SDSU players battled in singles competition. In the round of 128, three Aztecs received byes. Buth defeated CSU Fullerton's Camille DeLeon in two close sets, 7-6(8), 6-3. Lederman toughed it out with a win against CSUN's Skyla Alcon, 6-4, 6-2. Acero was unable to advance to the round of 64, falling to Hayley Thompson of LBSU. Despite a hard-fought battle, Valk lost two tight sets against Fullerton's Luxizi Meng, 6-3, 7-6(5).
During the round of 64 in singles play, Colvee was unable to get by Terri Fleming of UCLA, 6-0, 6-0. Davis dropped her match against Jessica Perez of LMU, 6-0, 7-5. Even with her best efforts, Larsson could not get past Camila Wesbrooks from Arizona, 6-1, 6-3.
Also in the round of 64, Buth and Lederman continued their successes from earlier in the day. Lederman looked effortless taking down USC's Kristen Venter, 6-0, 6-1. Buth was able to come out with the win after spurring for three sets against Runglerdkriangkrai of Pepperdine, 7-5, 4-6, 3-6. Lederman will face USD's Daniela Morales and Buth will go against Samantha Czarniak of Arizona in the round of 32 on Friday.
San Diego State resumes play tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the Barnes Tennis Center.
ITA Southwest Regional
Round of 64