WOMEN’S TENNIS: Dawgs Advance at ITA Southeast Regional

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WOMEN’S TENNIS: Dawgs Advance at ITA Southeast Regional

Georgia’s Caroline Brinson in the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. (Photo by Steven Colquitt)
[su_spacer size=”20″] Georgia’s Caroline Brinson and Kennedy Shaffer enjoyed a productive showing Friday in main draw action of the ITA Southeast Regional at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.


The top eight seeds all advanced in doubles including Georgia’s No. 3 seeded team of Shaffer and Silvia Garcia along with the No. 5 seeded pair of Brinson and Hannah King. The Garcia/Shaffer team cruised to an 8-2 win over the Georgia Tech tandem of Natasha Prokhnevska and Alexis Prokopuik. The Brinson/King duo dispatched Nina Nagode and Maryna Veksler (FIU) 8-3. The top seed and nation’s top-ranked duo of Brooke Austin and Kourtney Keegan (Florida) defeated Tarani Kamoe and Lara Vovk (Ga. State) 8-5.


In singles, the top 16 seeds all made it through the first round and then nine advanced to the round of 16. Brinson and Shaffer, both among the alphabetical seeds, were the only two Bulldogs out of six in the field who won a pair of matches to move in to the round of 16. Brinson, ranked No. 72 nationally, defeated Nina Nagode (FIU) 6-1, 6-0 and then ousted Ana Madcur (Miami) 6-4,6-0. Up next, Brinson will face the No. 2 seed and fifth ranked player in Josie Kuhlman (Florida). Shaffer, ranked No. 37 nationally, eliminated Linn Timmermann (Ga. State) 6-4,6-2 and then coasted past Vera Bessonova (USF) 6-0,6-1. Up next, she faces Ariana Rahmanparast (Florida State). If both Bulldogs win their round of 16 match Saturday, they would meet each other in the quarterfinals.
[su_spacer size=”40″] [wonderplugin_slider id=”32″] [su_spacer size=”40″] “There was a lot of great tennis today, and we did some things well and still have certain areas we need to work on,” Georgia coach Jeff Wallace said. “Caroline and Kennedy won their doubles match and came back and won a couple of singles matches to complete a good day. There’s more tough singles and doubles to follow here. It’s not even close how deep this regional is compared to others around the country. The field is full of ranked players and some are not even seeded.”


Garcia, King and Mariana Gould fell in the round of 32 while Laura Patterson dropped her round of 64 match. The Gould/Patterson duo fell 8-5 in the opening round to Danilina/Morgan (Florida).


Saturday’s schedule will begin at 10 a.m. with the doubles round of 16 and quarterfinals and then consolation singles (for first round losers only). The main draw singles round of 16 will not start before 2 p.m.

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USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships (Oct. 23, 2015)

Dan Magill Tennis Complex: Main Draw Doubles 1st Round Results

#16 Garcia/Shaffer (UGA) def. Prokhnevska/Prokopuik (GT) 8-2

#51 Brinson/King (UGA) def. Nagode/Veksler (FIU) 8-3

#54 Kuhlman/Woolcock (UF) def. Crenshaw/Whittaker (FSU) 8-1

Lohan/Madcur (UM) def. Rehse/Volejnicek (Ga. St.) 8-2

#1 Austin/Keegan (UF) def. Kamoe/Vovk (Ga. St.) 8-5

Rasolomalala/Timmerman (Ga. St.) def. Dean/Hopton (KSU) 8-6

Means/Stampfli (FGCU) def. Lazaro/Orlando (FIU) 8-6

#50 Riobueno/Zhang (UM) def. Anton-Ohlmeyer/Kurey (GT) 8-6

Danilian/Morgan (UF) def. Gould/Patterson (UGA) 8-5

Hemmerich/Vazquez (UNF) def. Norregaard/Ranzahuer (Ga. So.) 8-0

Baptista/Eberhart (UCF) def. Boos/Gutierrez (FAU) 8-6

Borthwick/Noi (FSU) def. Lepinay/Salibasic (SU) 8-4

#7 Hourigan/Woodard (GT) def. Bessonova/Dominguez (USF) 8-1

Castaneda/Rush (FSU) def. Cortes/Martinez (USF) 8-4

#55 Liang/Porter (UF) def. Fuentes/Ogando (UM) 8-6

Tanielian/Wagner (UM) def. McAdoo/Renaud (GT) 8-7 (9)

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Main Draw Singles 1st Round Results

Marianna Gould (UGA) def. Jessica Cortes (USF) by walkover/injury(shoulder)

#55 Hannah King (UGA) def. Andrea Lazaro (FIU) 6-2, 6-2

#72 Caroline Brinson (UGA) def. Nina Nagode (FIU) 6-1, 6-0

Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) def. Laura Patterson (UGA) 6-2, 6-2

Clara Tanielian (UM) def. Kristin Rehse (Ga. St.) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

#73 Wendy Zhang (UM) def. Sofia Baptista (UCF) 6-1, 6-2

#94 Yolimar Ogando (UM) def. Elizabeth Means (FGCU) 6-0, 6-0

Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) def. Maja Salibasic (SU) 6-0, 6-0

#37 Kennedy Shaffer (UGA) def. Linn Timmermann (Ga. St.) 6-4, 6-2

Ana Madcur (UM) def. Chiara Volejnicek (Ga. St.) 6-4, 6-1

#13 Sinead Lohan (UM) def. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) 6-0, 6-1

#58 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Michelle Valdez (UNF) 6-2, 7-6 (8)

#2 Brooke Austin (UF) def. Breana Stampfli (FGCU) 6-1, 6-2

#74 Johnise Renaud (GT) def. Alexandra Mercado (KSU) 6-3, 6-0

Vera Bessonova (USF) def. Carlotta Orlando (FIU) 1-6, 7-6, 6-3

Anna Danilina (UF) def. Maryna Veksler (FIU) 6-0, 6-4

Alexis Prokopuik (GT) def. Gabrielle Robinson (KSU) 6-0, 6-4

#6 Stephanie Wagner (UM) def. Lara Vovk (Ga. St.) 6-0,6-0

#32 Belinda Woolcock (UF) def. Noemi Hemmerich (UNF) 6-3, 6-0

Spencer Liang (UF) def. Giulia Riepe (Ga. So.) 6-2, 6-2

#111 Yukako Noi (FSU) def. Silvia Fuentes (UM) 6-1, 6-3

#66 Daneika Borthwick (FSU) def. Olga Martinez (USF) 6-2, 6-4

#35 Paige Hourigan (GT) def. Ana Gutierrez (FAU) 6-2,6-2

Ana Dominquez (USF) def. Mariana Ranzahuer (Ga. So.) 6-0,6-3

#38 Kourtney Keegan (UF) def. Ouetzali Vazquez (UNF) 6-1, 6-1

Niriantsa Rasolomalala (Ga. St.) def. Natasha Prokhnevska (GT) 6-3, 6-3

#24 Brianna Morgan (UF) def. Bianca Biglione (FAU) 6-3, 6-3

#5 Josie Kuhlman (UF) def. Lana Rush (FSU) 6-0, 7-5

Kendal Woodard (GT) def. Eveline Lepinay (SU) 6-2, 7-5

Gabriella Castaneda (FSU) def. Laura Hopton (KSU) 6-3, 7-5

Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) def. Megan Kurey (GT) 1-6,6-4,6-4

#63 Clementina Riobueno (UM) def. Peggy Porter (UF) 2-6,6-3,6-3

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Main Draw Round of 32 Singles Results

#13 Sinead Lohan (UM) def. Rasheeda McAdoo (GT) 6-3,6-2

#73 Wendy Zhang (UM) def. #88 Mariana Gould (UGA) 6-4,7-5

#6 Stephanie Wagner (UM) def. Alexis Pokopuik (GT) 6-4,6-2

#37 Kennedy Shaffer (UGA) def. Vera Bessonova (USF) 6-0,6-1

#2 Brooke Austin (UF) def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (GT) 6-2,6-3

#72 Caroline Brinson (UGA) def. Ana Madcur (UM) 6-4,6-0

Anna Danilina (UF) def. #35 Paige Hourigan (GT) 6-3,6-3

#94 Yolimar Ogando def. #55 Hannah King (UGA) 4-6,6-4,6-2

Spencer Liang (UF) def. #58 Silvia Garcia (UGA) 0-6,6-4,6-4

#66 Daneika Borthwick (FSU) def. Clara Tanielian (UM) 6-0,6-3

#32 Belinda Woolcock (UF) def. #111 Yukako Noi (FSU) 6-2,6-2

#24 Brianna Morgan (UF) def. Niriantsa Rasolomalala (Ga. St.) 6-3,6-2

#74 Johnnise Renaud (GT) def. Ana Dominquez (USF) 3-6,6-3,7-6(5)

#5 Josie Kuhlman (UF) def. Kendal Woodard (GT) 6-2,6-4

#38 Kourtney Keegan (UF) def. #81 Gabriella Castaneda (FSU) 6-3,7-5

Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) def. #63 Clementina Riobueno (UM) 7-6(7),6-3
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