WOMEN’S TENNIS: ITA Southeast Regional Main Draw Action Today

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WOMEN’S TENNIS: ITA Southeast Regional Main Draw Action Today

Silvia Garcia talks strategy with Kennedy Shaffer
(Photo by Sean Taylor)
[su_spacer size=”20″] Georgia’s doubles entries in the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships will get underway at 9 a.m. Friday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
[su_spacer size=”40″] The three Bulldog doubles teams will hit the court first with six singles entries in action starting at 11 a.m. Georgia’s duo of Silvia Garcia and Kennedy Shaffer earned the No. 3 seed, and they will compete against Natasha Prokhneyska and Alexis Prokopuik (Ga. Tech) in the first round of the 32-team draw. Georgia’s Caroline Brinson and Hannah King, seeded fifth, will face Nina Nagoda and Maryna Veksler  (FIU). The Bulldog tandem of Mariana Gould and Laura Patterson take on Anna Danilina and Brianna Morgan (Florida).
[su_spacer size=”40″] In the singles field of 64, Garcia will face Michelle Valdez; Gould battles Jessica Cortes (South Florida); King takes on Andrea Lazaro (FIU); Patterson faces Rasheeda McAdoo (Ga. Tech); Shaffer goes against Linn Timmermann (Ga. State) and Brinson will face Nina Nagode (FIU). Second-ranked Brooke Austin (Florida) is the top seed in singles while the top-ranked duo of Austin/Kourtney Keegan is the No. 1 seed in doubles. There will be one round of doubles and two rounds of singles on Friday.
[su_spacer size=”40″] On Thursday, three of the top four seeds from the qualifying round here earned spots in the main draw. Clara Tanielian (Miami), Kendal Woodward (Ga. Tech) and Natasha Prokhnevska (Ga. Tech) advanced to the main draw by making it through qualifying. The fourth and final spot went to Jessica Cortes (South Florida) as she won a pair of matches in straight sets including eliminating the fourth seed Nerma Caluk (FIU).
[su_spacer size=”40″] Also, four spots were claimed for the doubles main draw with a Thursday victory. They went to Jessica Cortes and Olga Martinez (South Florida), Tarani Kamoe and Lara Vovk (Ga. State), Kristin Rehse and Chiara Volenjnicek (Ga. State) and Alex Crenshaw and Jazz Whittaker (FAU).
[su_spacer size=”40″] The ITA Southeast Regional field is one of the strongest in the country, featuring 20 players and seven doubles pair in the ITA national rankings. The Southeast Regional field consists of players from schools in Georgia and Florida.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Here is the tentative schedule for play during the tournament.
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Friday, Oct. 23 (9 a.m. start)

Doubles Main Draw, Round of 32

Singles Main Draw, Round of 64

Singles Main Draw, Round of 32

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Saturday, Oct. 24 (9 a.m. start)

Doubles Round of 16

Doubles Quarterfinals

Singles Consolation Round of 32

Singles Round of 16

Singles Consolation Round of 16

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Sunday, Oct. 25 (10 a.m. start)

Singles Consolation Quarterfinals

Singles Quarterfinals

Singles Consolation Semifinals

Singles Semifinals

Doubles Semifinals

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Monday, Oct. 26 (10 a.m. start)

Singles Final

Doubles Final

Singles Consolation Final

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–Thursday results–

USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Women’s Tennis Results

Oct. 22, 2015, Athens, Ga. (Dan Magill Tennis Complex)
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Singles Qualifying Round One

Tarani Kamoe (Ga. St.) def. Alexis Crenshaw (FAU) 6-2, 6-0

Marisa Ruiz (FAU) def. Francisca Norregaard (Ga. So.) 6-2, 6-2

Jessica Cortes (USF) def. Cristina Martin (KSU) 6-4, 6-1

Lara Vovk (Ga. St.) def. Jazz Whittaker (FAU) 6-0, 7-6(3)

Gabrielle Robinson (KSU) def. Heather Walton (FAU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
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Singles Qualifying Round Two (Winners advance to Main Draw)

Kendal Woodard (GT) def. Kahala Companion (FAU) 6-1, 6-1

Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) def. Jennifer Leib (FAU) 6-1, 6-0

Clara Tanielian (UM) def. Marisa Ruiz (FAU) 6-0, 6-2

Jessica Cortes (USF) def. Nerma Caluk (FIU) 6-3, 6-2

Lara Vovk (Ga. St.) def. Laura Dean (KSU) 6-1, 7-6(5)

Lana Rush (FSU) def. Tarani Kamoe (Ga. St.) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

Chiara Volejnicek (Ga. St.) def. Lyndsey Boos (FAU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Gabrielle Robinson (KSU) def. Mary Phillips Smith (Ga. So.) 7-6(3), 6-3
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*Doubles Qualifying Round One (Winners advance to Main Draw)

*Jessica Cortes/Olga Martinez (USF) def. Guilia Riepe/Mary Phillips Smith (Ga. So.) 8-0

Tarani Kamoe/Lara Vovk (Ga. St.) def. Kahala Companion/Heather Walton (FAU) 6-2

Alexis Crenshaw/Jazz Whittaker (FAU) def. Cristina Martin/Alexandra Mercado (KSU) 6-3

Kristin Rehse/Chiara Volejnicek (Ga. St.) def. Jennifer Leib/Marisa Ruiz (FAU) 7-6 (5)

*Note: A bit of confusion in doubles match length resulted in this match using an eight-game pro set while other three matches were played under a six-game format
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