WOMEN'S TENNIS COMPLETES PLAY AT THE ITA NORTHWEST FALL REGIONAL
STANFORD, Calif. – Katrina Zheltova marched into the round of 16, as did three Hornet doubles tandems, to pace Sacramento State at the ITA Northwest Fall Regional Championships, held Oct. 19-22 on the campus of Stanford University.
Zheltova, who was seeded eighth in the tournament, ran smoothly through her first two round before falling to 10th seeded Cristina Visico of Cal, 6-2, 6-3. Anastassia Lyssenko, Karina Jarlkaganova and Aileen Tsan each posted first round victories, advancing to the round of 64 before tasting defeat.
In doubles action, the Hornets had three duos reach the round of 16 before falling to seeded opponents. The doubles team of Joyce Martinez Gutierrez and Melissa Valenzuela posted 8-0 and 8-2 victories in the first two rounds before falling to second seeded Brittany Blalock and Steffi Wong, 8-5.
After receiving a first round bye, the team of Luba Schifris and Zheltova tallied a hard-fought 9-8 (4) victory over Bobbie Englert and Daron Moore of Cal, before falling to seventh seeded Caroline Bailly and Maria Mizyuk of Nevada 8-5. The tandem of Lyssenko and Tsan posted 8-3 and 8-1 victories before falling to fifth seeded Susie Babos and Stephanie Kusano of Cal, 8-3.
The tournament finished the fall portion of the Hornets schedule, as they will return to action on Jan. 15-17 at the Hawai'i Spring Invitational, before facing Washington in Hawaii in their first dual match of the season on Jan. 19.
Round of 64 - Tinesta Rowe (FSU) d. Anastassia Lyssenko (SAC), 6-2,6-0
Round of 128 - Anastassia Lyssenko (SAC) d. Rika Mehndiratta (GONZ), 6-2, 6-2
(8) Katrina Zheltova
Round of 16 - (10) Cristina Visico (CAL) def. (8) Katrina Zheltova (SAC), 6-2, 6-3
Round of 32 - (8) Katrina Zheltova (SAC) def. Claire Ilcinkas (CAL), 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4
Round of 64 - (8) Katrina Zheltova (SAC) def. Emma Shapiro (UCD), 6-1, 6-1
Round of 128 - Bye
Joyce Martinez Gutierrez
Consolation 2 – Stef Ordoveza (SMC) def. Joyce Martinez Gutierrez (SAC), 6-3, 6-4
Consolation 1 – Emily Anderson (GONZ) def. Joyce Martinez Gutierrez (SAC), 6-2, 6-2
Round of 128 - Aleksandra Malovic (WASH) def. Joyce Martinez Gutierrez (SAC), 6-7 (4),6-0, 6-1
Round of 128 - Carolyn McVeigh (STAN) def. Luba Schifris (SAC), 6-2, 6-0
Round of 64 - (7) Renata Kucerkova (FSU) def. Karina Jarlkaganova (SAC), 6-0, 7-5
Round of 128 - Karina Jarlkaganova (SAC) def. Whitney Peterson (CP), 6-2, 6-4
Round of 64 - Jessica Hoath (SMC) def. Aileen Tsan (SAC), 7-6 (2), 6-0
Round of 128 - Aileen Tsan (SAC) def. Amy Markhoff (CP), 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-4
Consolation 2 – Whitney Peterson (CP) def. Melissa Valenzuela (SAC), 6-3, 6-3
Consolation 1 – Melissa Valenzuela (SAC) def. Dana Popescu (SJSU), 6-3, 6-2
Round of 128 – Rachael Dillon (CAL) def. Melissa Valenzuela (SAC), 7-5, 6-0
Luba Schifris/Katrina Zheltova
Round of 16 – (7) Bailly/Mizyuk (NEV) def. Schifris/Zheltova (SAC), 8-5
Round of 32 – Schifris/Zheltova (SAC) def. Englert/Moore (CAL), 9-8 (4)
Round of 64 – Bye
Anastassia Lyssenko/Aileen Tsan
Round of 16 – (5) Babos/Kusano (CAL) def. Lyssenko/Tsan (SAC) 8-3
Round of 32 – Lyssenko/Tsan (SAC) def. Hull/Madden (SC) , 8-3
Round of 64 – Lyssenko/Tsan (SAC) def. Calvo/Ordoveza (SMC), 8-1
Joyce Martinez Gutierrez/Melissa Valenzuela
Round of 16 – (2) Blalock/Wong (NEV) def. Martinez Gutierrez/Valenzuela (SAC), 8-5
Round of 32 - Martinez Gutierrez/Valenzuela (SAC) def. Cumenyek/Twarowska (PAC), 8-0
Round of 64 – Martinez Gutierrez/Valenzuela (SAC) def. Anderson/Summers (WASH), 8-2