USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Tennis Underway In Athens

By: UGA Sports Communications
By: UGA Sports Communications

Athens, GA - The Georgia women’s tennis team got off to a strong start at the 2010 USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Tennis Championships on Friday in Athens.

In doubles, six of the top eight seeds advanced into the second round. Georgia’s tandem of Alexandra Anghelsecu and Cameron Ellis upset the third seeded team of Vansenina/Rehberger (USF) 8-3. The other seed to fall was Georgia Tech’s O’Neill/Kilborn as they were outlasted by Mehia/Rizzolo (Miami) 9-8(1). Georgia had three doubles teams in the field of 32. The Bulldog duo of Nadja Gilchrist and Lilly Kimbell blanked Palider/Swindall (KSU) 8-0. Meanwhile, the Stetson pair of de los Santos and Purushotham edged Georgia’s Kate Fuller and Maho Kowase 9-8(4).

In singles, the Bulldogs went undefeated through the first round. Freshman Kate Fuller edged Lisa Johnson (FIU) 7-5, 7-6(4). Fourth-seed Nadja Gilchrist beat Stetson’s Carolina de los Santos, 6-1, 6-0. Alina Jerjomina beat Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-2, 7-5. Senior Cameron Ellis rolled in her match against Paola Garrido-Rodriguez winning 6-0, 6-0. Alexandra Anghelescu followed suit, defeating Christine Ngo (GT) 6-1, 6-1. Maho Kowase beat Rita Maisak (FIU) 6-2, 6-1. To end out the first round for the Bulldogs, Lilly Kimbell bested Vera Shkundina (KSU), 6-3, 7-6(2).

In the second round, three Bulldogs punched their tickets to the round of 16. Gilchrist outlasted Janette Bejlkova (USF) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0. In another three-setter, Ellis defeated Liset Brito (FIU) 7-6(6), 6-7(4), 6-0. Kowase defeated Georgia Tech’s Rocio Lopez 6-1, 6-2. Kate Fuller was defeated by top-seeded Allie Will (UF) 7-6(8), 6-2. Jerjomina fell to South Florida’s Ecaterina Vasenina 6-2, 6-3. Anghelescu was beat in three sets by Irene Rehberger, another South Florida Bull, 7-6, 0-6, 6-4. In the last match of the night, Kimbell’s upset bid against second-seeded Bianca Eichkorn (Miami) fell just short, losing 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

In the singles division, 14 of the top 15 seeds advanced into the second round, nine of which won to advance into the round of 16.

On Saturday, singles competition will begin tomorrow at 2 p.m. Consolation singles competition will begin at 12 p.m. In doubles, second-round competition will begin at 9 a.m., with the third round immediately following.

Admission is free to the tournament. The event features players from around the state of Georgia and Florida.

2010 USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Athens, Ga.
Doubles Results: 1st Round
Eichkorn/Bartenstein (UM) def. Brito/Spenceley (FIU) 8-6
Lopez/Wacker (GT) def. Beavers/Garrido-Rodriguez (GSU) 9-7
de los Santos/Purushotham (SU) def. Kowase/Fuller (UGA) 9-8(4)
Bonte/Parker (USF) def. Rendon/Bechtel (FGCU) 9-7
Lilley/Krupina (GT) def. Seredni/Johnson (FIU) 8-5
Mather/Hitimana (UF) def. Shkundina/Tanaka (KSU) 8-3
Gilchrist/Kimbell (UGA) def. Palider/Swindall (KSU) 8-0
Bejlkova/Martinez (USF) def. Dubins/Haraldson (UCF) 8-5
Cercone/Janowicz (UF) def. Frissell/Griffth (UCF) 8-1
Suess/Segarelli (FSU) def. Blau/Ngo (GT) 8-5
Lerova/Kemp (GST) def. Narzissenfeld/Mandic (FGCU) 8-3
Anghelescu/Ellis (UGA) def. Vansenina/Rehberger (USF) 8-3
Olagbegi/Dean (FAMU) def. Holt/Maisak (FIU) 8-2
Mejia/Rizzolo (UM) def. O’Neill/Kilborn (GT) 9-8(1)
Berkenbrock/Aguirre (UNF) def. Rolle/Hungerford (GSU) 8-3
Will/Oyen (UF) def. Lada/de Montjou (MU) 8-0

Singles Results: 1st Round
Allie Will (UF) def. Kate Parker (USF) 6-1, 6-1
Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Lisa Johnson (FIU) 7-5, 7-6(4)
Jillian O’Neill (GT) def. Deke Olagbegi (FAMU) 6-1, 6-3
Mackenzie Swindall (KSU) def. Ali Beavers (GSU) 6-4, 6-4
Anna Bartenstein (UM) def. Muriel Wacker (GT) 6-3, 7-6(2)
Christine Seredni (FIU) def. Melanie Aguirre (UNF) 6-0, 6-2
Katie Rybakova (FSU) def. Iris Rendon (FGCU) 6-3, 6-1
Brittany Borsanyi (UF) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 7-5, 6-4
Nadja Gilchrist (UGA) def. Carolina de los Santos (SU) 6-1, 6-0
Janette Bejlkova (USF) def. Maria Spenceley (FIU) 6-2, 6-3
Gabriela Mejia (UM) def. Elizabeth Kilborn (GT) 6-4, 6-1
Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. Genevieve Lorbegs (UCF) 6-4, 6-4
Sofie Oyen (UF) def. Francesca Segarelli (FSU) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5)
Tereza Lerova (GST) def. Jennifer Lada (MU) 6-2, 6-4
Ecaterina Vasenina (USF) def. Caroline Lilley (GT) 6-4, 6-4
Alina Jerjomina (UGA) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-2, 7-5
Claire Bartlett (UF) def. Aurelie de Montjou (MU) 6-4, 7-5
Sasha Krupina (GT) def. Aline Berkenbrock (UNF) 7-6(4), 7-6(3)
Cameron Ellis (UGA) def. Paola Garrido-Rodriguez (GSU) 6-0, 6-0
Liset Brito (FIU) def. Kayla Rizzolo (UM) 6-3, 6-3
Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Melissa Narzissenfeld (FGCU) 6-4, 6-1
Joanna Mather (UF) def. Manon Veldman (FSU) 6-0, 6-1
Alexandra Anghelescu (UGA) def. Christine Ngo (GT) 6-1, 6-1
Irene Rehberger (USF) def. Shannon Gunning (SU) 6-0, 6-0
Loreto Alonso Martinez (USF) def. Melanie Rolle (GSU) 6-1, 6-4
Caroline Hitimana (UF) def. Morgan Bechtel (FGCU) 6-3, 6-0
Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Rita Maisak (FIU) 6-2, 6-1
Rocio Lopez (GT) def. Gyanna Mandic (FGCU) 6-2, 6-1
Alexandra Cercone (UF) def. Kir Kemp (GST) 6-2, 6-2
Jenny Frisell (UCF) def. Lynn Blau (GT) 7-5, 6-2
Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Vera Shkundina (KSU) 6-3, 7-6(2)
Bianca Eichkorn (UM) def. Federica Suess (FSU) 6-0, 6-1

Single Results: 2nd Round
Allie Will (UF) def. Kate Fuller (UGA) 7-6(2), 6-2
Jillian O’Neill (GT) def. Mackenzie Swindall (KSU) 6-0, 6-1
Anna Bartenstein (UM) def. Christine Seredni (FIU) 7-5, 6-1
Katie Rybakova (FSU) def. Brittany Borsanyi (UF) 6-4, 6-0
Nadja Gilchrist (UGA) def. Janette Bejlkova (USF) 6-2, 4-6, 6-0
Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. Gabriela Mejia (UM) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
Sofie Oyen (UF) def. Tereza Lerova (GST) 6-4, 6-2
Ecaterina Vasenina (USF) def. Alina Jerjomina (UGA) 6-2, 6-3
Sasha Krupina (GT) def. Claire Bartlett (UF) vs. 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-3
Cameron Ellis (UGA) def. Liset Brito (FIU) 7-6 (6), 6-7 (4), 6-0
Joanna Mather (UF) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-2, 6-0
Irene Rehberger (USF) def. Alexandra Anghelescu (UGA) 7-6, 0-6, 6-4
Loreto Alonso Martinez (USF) def. Caroline Hitimana (UF) 6-3, 7-6 (7)
Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Rocio Lopez (GT) 6-1, 6-2
Alexandra Cercone (UF) def. Jenny Frisell (UCF) 7-5, 6-1
Bianca Eichkorn (UM) def. Lilly Kimbell (UGA) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

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