W. Tennis to compete at ITA Regionals this week

2017 ITA Regionals Draws

Oct. 18, 2017

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's tennis team will once again co-host the ITA Southwest Regional Championships with the University of San Diego at the Barnes Tennis Center in Point Loma. Play is set to begin this Thursday, Oct. 19, and continues through Monday, Oct. 23. Matches begin with the doubles on Thursday at 9 a.m., and single will immediately follow.

The Aztecs and Toreros will host 13 other teams, including Arizona State, Hawai'i, UC Santa Barbara, University of Southern California, UCLA, Cal State Northridge, Cal State Fullerton, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, UC Irvine, Long Beach State and Grand Canyon University.

In the doubles round of 64, junior Magda Aubets and freshman Nnena Nadozie will have a first round bye and face Natalia Munoz and Lena Pacholski of LBSU on Friday at 9 a.m., who also have a bye in the round of 64. Sophomore Berta Acero and freshman Abbie Mulbarger will also enjoy a round of 64 bye and are set to play USC's No. 5 Gabby Smith and Madison Westby in Friday's round of 32.

Two Aztec duos will compete in Thursday's round of 64, as junior Jenny Moinard and sophomore Mia Smith will face Flora Amiri and Yulin Chen of UCI, and seniors Jana Buth and Paola Diaz will take on LBSU's Carlota Casasampere and Georgia Gulin. Both matches are set for 9 a.m.

In the singles round of 128, Nadozie has been matched against CSUF's Luxizi Meng on Thursday at 10 a.m. The winner of the two will then face the winner of the matchup between Hawai'i's Sage Shermis and USC's Constance Branstine at noon on Thursday.

Aubets will have a bye in the first round of singles and is scheduled to play Maria Torres of USD on Thursday at noon in the round of 64. Also entering singles play with a bye in the round of 128 will be Mulbarger, who will face Gabby Andrews (UCLA) in the round of 64 at 9 a.m.

Diaz is set to face Siobhan Anderson of LMU in the round of 128, and hopes to advance to the round of 64 at noon, where the winner will play the champion of the match between Jadie Acidera (CSUF) and Gillian Parker (UCI).

Acero is matched against UCLA's Kristin Wiley at 10 a.m., and the winner of the contest will play Lise Sentenac of UCSB in the round of 64 at 11:30 a.m. Moinard will also compete in the first round, facing Monika Van de Vondel (CSUN) at 10 a.m. The winner will then advance to the round of 64 and face USC's No. 13 Rianna Valdes at 12:30 p.m.

Complete results from each day of the Southwest Regional will be posted on GoAztec.com.

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