WOMEN’S TENNIS EARNS 10 WINS - FIVE IN SINGLES AND FIVE IN DOUBLES - AT ITA NORTHWEST REGIONALS

WOMEN’S TENNIS EARNS 10 WINS - FIVE IN SINGLES AND FIVE IN DOUBLES - AT ITA NORTHWEST REGIONALS

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's tennis team competed six players in this weekend's ITA Northwest Regionals tournament in Palo Alto, Calif. All three doubles teams picked up a win over the weekend while four of the six players earned at least one victory in singles play.

Six of Sacramento State's eight players traveled for the tournament, including Carolina Chernyetsky, Shamika Dhar, Jenna Dorian, Jayden Nielsen, Frana Ugarkovic, and Sofi Wicker.

"Everyone had a nice weekend," said tennis head coach Cami Hubbs after the tournament. "It was great to get so many doubles wins and compete with the best players in our region."

All three doubles teams had at least one win over the weekend, combining for a total of five. The pairs of both Dhar/Wicker and Chernyetsky/Dorian were 2-1. Although both teams lost their Friday doubles matches, they both bounced back to get wins on each Saturday and Sunday.

The duo of Dorian and Ugarkovic won their open doubles match on Friday, defeating a pair from Pacific, 8-5.

Chernyetsky, Dhar, Dorian, and Wicker each picked up singles wins, highlighted by Dorian's 2-1 showing in the main open draw. She won each of her first two matches, defeating an opponent from both Portland State and UC Davis before falling in the round of 16 to the tournament's ninth-ranked Caroline Lampi of Stanford. Lampi would advance to the open draw's final match, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Overall, Sacramento State won five singles and five doubles matches for a total of 10 victories in their toughest tournament of the year. A full list of Sacramento State's results is available below.

In total, 125 individuals participated in regionals, as did 57 doubles teams. In addition to Sacramento State, the players represented 17 other schools from across the northwest, including Cal, Cal Poly, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Oregon, Pacific, Portland, Portland State, Saint Mary's, San Francisco, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Seattle, Stanford, UC Davis, and Washington.

The entire tournament was hosted by Stanford University at the Taube Family Tennis Center in Palo Alto, California. The complete tournament results are available from USTA

Sacramento State will participate in one final fall tournament as the team travels to CSU Northridge from Nov. 9 - 11. After that, the team will break until the spring. More details, including the full Sacramento State women's schedule, are available on the Sacramento State women's tennis home page.

OPEN SINGLES

Carolina Chernyetsky
Round of 128 - Lost to Domonique Garley (GON), 6-4, 6-2
Saturday Consolation - Lost to Claire Bouquet (CP), 7-5, 6-3
Sunday Consolation - Def. Nadine DelCarmen (SCU), 6-3, 3-6, 1-0(8)

Shamika Dhar
Round of 128 - Lost to Sara Tsukamoto (UCD), 6-1, 6-3
Saturday Consolation - Lost to Kyra Jung (SU), 7-6(5), 6-3
Sunday Consolation - Def. Emily Soares (UP), 0-6, 6-4, 1-0(9)

Jenna Dorian
Round of 128 - Def. Gerda Upeniece (PSU), 6-2, 6-2
Round of 64 - Def. Jessica Walker (UCD), 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Round of 16 - Lost to (9) Caroline Lampi (STAN), 6-0, 6-2
Sunday Consolation - Lost to Rylee Braeden (EWU), 6-3, 3-6, 1-0(6)

Jayden Nielsen
Round of 128 - Lost to Kimberly Yee (STAN), 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
Saturday Consolation - Lost to Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU), 6-3, 6-4
Sunday Consolation - Lost to Kate Ketels (GON), 6-4, 7-6(2)

Frana Ugarkovic
Round of 128 - Lost to Stephanie Broussard (EWU), 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Saturday Consolation - Lost to Abigail Watanabe (UW), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0(8)

Sofi Wicker
Round of 128 - Lost to Zoey Nelson (EWU), 0-6, 6-3, 6-4
Saturday Consolation - Lost to Nadine DelCarmen (SCU), 6-3, 6-2
Sunday Consolation - Def. Laura Okazaki (UP), 6-1, 6-0

OPEN DOUBLES

Shamika Dhar/Sofi Wicker
Round of 64 - Lost to Lotti Meszarof/Nina Nikitovic (PSU), 8-5
Saturday Consolation - Def. Georgia Townsesnd/Karina Vyrlan (UOP), 8-5
Sunday Consolation - Def. Amber Del Rosario/Alisha Sharma (USF), 8-3

Jenna Dorian/Frana Ugarkovic
Round of 64 - Def. Ioana Popescu/Anna Ramos Vinolas (UOP), 8-5
Round of 32 - Lost to Susanne Boyden/Grace Olyphant (CP), 8-2
Sunday Consolation - Lost to Marta Heinen/Louise Waite (EWU), 8-2

Carolina Chernyetsky/Jayden Nielsen
Round of 64 - Lost to Miyo Kobayashi/Savannah Sendar (SJSU), 8-4
Saturday Consolation - Def. Raphaelle Leblanc/Angela Schuster (UP), 8-2
Sunday Consolation - Def. Alessia Dario/Jane Ellis (FRES), 8-3