WOMENâ€™S TENNIS WRAPS UP PLAY AT THE ITA NORTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
STANFORD, Calif. -- Highlighted by junior Katrina Zheltova reaching the singles quarterfinal round, the Sacramento State women’s tennis team wrapped up play today at the ITA Northwest Women’s Tennis Regional Championships at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
A total of eight Hornets competed at the event in both singles and doubles action from Oct. 17-19. The event showcased the top 128 players from the following Northwest region schools – Stanford (host), Cal, Cal Poly, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Nevada, Oregon, Pacific, Sacramento State, Saint Mary’s, San Francisco, San Jose State, Santa Clara, UC Davis, Washington and Washington State.
Zheltova, who is the two-time Big Sky Conference MVP, won her first three matches in straight sets before falling in the quarterfinal round today to Cal’s Bojana Bobusic, 6-1, 6-4. Zheltova, who received a bye in the first round, had dropped a combined 10 games during her three victories prior to today’s loss. In addition, Hornet junior Aileen Tsan won her first two matches in straight sets before falling in the round of 32 to Stanford’s Hilary Barte.
In doubles play, the tandem of freshman Clarisse Baca and senior Joyce Martinez Gutierrez won their first three matches before falling in today’s quarterfinal round to Fresno State’s Tinesta Rowe and Melanie Gloria, 8-6. Zheltova teamed with sophomore Melissa Valenzuela to win their first two doubles matches before losing to a team from Cal Poly in the round of 16.
A complete recap of each of Sacramento State’s singles and doubles matches from the tournament can be found below. Only one match was played in the consolation singles draw regardless of the outcome.
Oct. 17 - Round of 128 - def. Jessica Harris (UC Davis), 6-2, 6-2
Oct. 17 - Round of 64 - lost to Renata Kucerkova (Fresno State), 6-1, 6-0
JOYCE MARTINEZ GUTIERREZ
Oct. 17 - Round of 128 - def. Judy Leining (Eastern Washington), 6-0, 6-0
Oct. 17 - Round of 64 - lost to Anastasia Petukhova (Fresno State), 6-3, 6-1
Oct. 17 - Round of 128 - lost to Vanja Radunovic (Washington), WO
Oct. 17 - Round of 128 - lost to Laura Pola (Fresno State), 5-7, 7-5, 6-1
Oct. 18 - Consolation First Round - def. Isabelle Hoy (Santa Clara), 6-0, 6-1
Oct. 17 - Round of 128 - def. Marah Calvo (Saint Mary’s), 6-0, 6-0
Oct. 17 - Round of 64 - def. Sasha Fisher (Pacific), 6-3, 6-2
Oct. 18 - Round of 32 - lost to Hilary Barte (Stanford), 6-1, 6-1
Oct. 17 - Round of 128 - lost to Lina Xu (Washington), 6-3, 6-2
Oct. 18 - Consolation First Round - def. Stephanie Fuchs (Portland), 6-2, 7-5
Oct. 17 - Round of 128 - Bye
Oct. 17 - Round of 64 - def. Florence De Vrye (Nevada), 6-0, 6-3
Oct. 18 - Round of 32 - def. Elisabeth Fournier (Washington State), 6-0, 7-5
Oct. 18 - Round of 16 - def. Carolyn McVeigh (Stanford), 6-2, 6-0
Oct. 19 - Quarterfinals - lost to Bojana Bobusic (Cal), 6-1, 6-4
Oct. 17 - Round of 128 - lost to Jana Juricova (Cal), 6-0, 6-1
Oct. 18 - Consolation First Round - lost to Ceci Olivos (Oregon), 6-2, 6-1
Oct. 17 - Round of 64 - def. Siobhan Cavan/Trudie Du Toit (Oregon), WO
Oct. 17 - Round of 32 - def. Svenja Arens/Kateryna Nezhura (Pacific), 9-7
Oct. 18 - Round of 16 - def. Lindsay Burdette/Carolyn McVeigh (Stanford), 9-8 (5)
Oct. 19 - Quarterfinals - lost to Tinesta Rowe/Melanie Gloria (Fresno State), 8-6
Oct. 17 - Round of 64 - lost to Caroline Bailly/Lais Ogata (Nevada), 8-5
Oct. 17 - Round of 64 - def. Joyce Ardies/Lina Xu (Washington), 8-4
Oct. 17 - Round of 32 - def. Anna Chkhikvishvili/Molly Aloia (Saint Mary’s), 8-3
Oct. 18 - Round of 16 - lost to Brittany Blalock/Steffi Wong (Cal Poly), 8-6
Oct. 17 - Round of 64 - lost to Sasha Fisher/Aleksandra Krsljanin (Pacific), 8-3