KAPSHAI WINS NCAA FIRST ROUND MATCH
STANFORD, Calif. - Tatsiana Kapshai upset Florida International's No. 62 ranked Liset Brito in straight sets on Wednesday night in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championships at Stanford's Taube Family Stadium.
Tatsiana Kapshai advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The No. 102 ranked Kapshai, the reigning two-time Big Sky Conference MVP, improved to 12-9 on the season with a 6-4, 6-3 victory. Kapshai missed the middle part of the season due to injury but has now won five of her last seven matches.
Kapshai will play the winner of Florida's No. 53 ranked Olivia Janowicz and Arizona State's No. 12 ranked Jacqueline Cako in the second round.
It was Kapshai's first appearance at the NCAA Singles Championships and became the fourth Hornet in school history to compete in the singles portion of the event, joining Katrina Zheltova (2007-09), Margarita Karnaukhova (2004-06) and Anna Erikson (2004).