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Tennis Opens Day Considered one of ITA Texas Regionals

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FORT WORTH, Texas – Freshman Gabriela Cortes superior to the primary singles draw after two play-in rounds on Thursday on the ITA Division I Girls’s Texas Regional Championship on the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Middle on the campus of TCU.

The College of Houston Tennis program commenced play within the qualifying singles spherical with Cortes, Blanca Cortijo Parreno and Elena Trencheva selecting up wins to advance to the spherical of 32. Cortes defeated Baylor’s Brooke Thompson (6-1, 6-3 (10-3) in a tiebreaker to advance to the primary singles draw.

The Cougars discovered success within the doubles spherical of 64 with Laura Slisane/Sophie Schouten, Maria Dzemeshkevich/Sonya Kovalenko and Elena Trencheva/ Cortes all selecting up wins to advance to the spherical of 32.

Houston will proceed motion on the ITA Texas Regionals on Friday with the primary singles spherical of 64 motion starting at 8 am, adopted by doubles spherical of 32 matchups happening at 3 pm

RESULTS

Singles
Qualifying DrawSpherical of 64
Cortes (HOU) def. Keegan McCain (UTSA) 6-2, 6-3
Cortijo Parreno (HOU) def. Masha Vrsalovic (ACU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
Trencheva (HOU) def. Gabrielle Leslie (PVAMU) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Qualifying Draw – Spherical of 32
Cortes (HOU) def. Brooke Thompson (BAY) 6-1, 6-3 (10-3)
Nika Novikova (UTA) def. Cortijo Parreno (HOU) 6-2, 6-4 (10-6)
Anais Brion (A & M-Corpus Christi) def. Trencheva (HOU) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles
Spherical of 64
Slisane / Schouten (HOU) def. Nika Novikova / Iona Dumitrescu (UTA) 8-4
Elif Albayrak / Martha Makantasi (Tarleton) def. Pedemonti / Cortijo Parreno (HOU) 8-6
Dzemeshkevich / Kovalenko (HOU) def. Paula Cerda / Vianne Schwab (Sam Houston) 8-7 (9-7)
Trencheva / Cortes (HOU) def. Victoire Delattre / Anais Brion (A & M- Corpus Christi) 8-0

FRIDAY SCHEDULE
SINGLES
Foremost Draw – Spherical of 64
Slisane (HOU) vs. Daria Smetannikov (TAMU) – 8 am
Schouten (HOU) vs. Mars Lambrecht (RICE) – 8 am
Pedemonti (HOU) vs. Kiana Graham (SMU) – 9:30 am
Cortes (HOU) vs. Cristina Tiglea (TTU) – 9:30 am
Dzemeshkevich (HOU) vs. Destinee Martins (TCU) – 9:30 am
Kovalenko (HOU) vs. Elsa Boisson (Tarleton) – 9:30 am

Comfort – Spherical of 32
Cortijo Parreno (HOU) vs. Isabelle Bahr (UTRGV) – TBD

Doubles
Spherical of 32
Slisane / Schouten (HOU) vs. Diae El Jardi / Maria Budin (RICE) – 3 pm
Dzemeshkevich / Kovalenko (HOU) vs. Lyubov Kostenko / Brooke Thompson (BAY) – 4 pm
Trencheva / Cortes (HOU) vs. Avelina Sayfetdinova / Yekaterina Dmitrichenko (TTU) – 4 pm

Comfort – Spherical of 32
Cortijo Parreno / Pedemonti (HOU) vs. Elise Robbins / Kayal Gownder (TAMU) – 3 pm

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