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ITA Texas Regional – Day 1 Results

October 17, 2013
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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FORT WORTH – Texas A&M went a combined 14-3 in singles and doubles today as the Aggies began competition in the women’s ITA/USTA Texas Regional Championships at Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on the TCU campus.

A&M went 11-1 in singles, advancing six of eight players to the round of 32, which begins Friday at 10:30 a.m. All five A&M players competing in the 128-player first round picked up wins to advance to the second round. The Aggies then got six wins in the second round to advance to Friday’s round of 32.

Aggie freshman Jana McCord posted two straight-set victories, defeating No. 17 seed Pippa Horn of Texas, 7-5, 6-2, in the first round and defeating Kaysie Hersdorf of Abilene Christian, 6-3, 7-6, in the round of 64.

Freshman Rutaja Bhosale, a No. 17 seed in singles, also picked up two victories for the Aggies, defeating Micah Hermsdorf of Abilene Christian and notching a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Macie Elliott of SMU in the second round to advance.

Sophomore Paula Deheza, competing for the first time this fall, opened with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Didi Fatchikova of Texas-Pan American and followed with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Liat Zimmerman of Rice in the second round.

Freshmen Mason Strickland and Saska Gavrilovska also got first-round victories but were unable to advance. Strickland defeated Sarah Savedra of Incarnate Word, 6-1, 6-1, but fell in the second round, 6-1, 6-1, to No. 7 seed Kenna Kilgo of Texas Tech. Gavrilovska withdrew with an injury following her first round 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 17 seed Angeles De Los Rios of UTA.

Sophomores Anna Mamalat and Stefania Hristov, as well as senior Cristina Stancu all received first-round byes and then picked up second-round victories to advance to Friday’s round of 32. Mamalat downed Nada Marjanovic of Abilene Christian, 6-0, 6-2, and Hristov defeated Sam Czarnika of Texas Tech, 6-4, 6-1.

Stancu, the No. 2 seed, cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Carolina Maso of Lamar in the round of 64 to advance.

Seeded No. 1 in the 64-team doubles draw, Stancu and Hristov raced to an 8-1 victory over Jane Stewart and Solo Zinko of Rice after receiving a bye in the first round.

Bhosale and Mamalat, the No. 9 seed, had a first-round bye and then defeated Imke Jagau and Kayla Stevenson of Sam Houston State, 8-3 in the second round to advance to the round of 16.

Gavrilovska and McCord teamed to get an 8-5 victory over Bella Costa and Natalie Petaia of Sam Houston State in the first round of doubles but bell to No. 6 seed Natalie Beazant and Liat Zimmermann of Rice, 8-1 in the second round.

Deheza and Strickland were unable to advance after suffering a narrow 8-7 setback to Anna Kate Anderson and Yana Erkeeva of SMU in the first round.

The regional features some of the top players from across the state, with the winners advancing to face other regional winners across the country at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, Nov. 7-10 in Flushing, N.Y. Stancu has already earned a berth in singles at the national indoor championships after reaching the semifinals at the prestigious Riviera/ITA All-American Championships earlier this month in California.

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Day 1 Texas A&M Singles Results (Oct. 17):

R128    Jana McCord (TAMU) def. Pippa Horn (Texas), 7-5, 6-2
R128    Paula Deheza (TAMU) def. Didi Fatchikova (UTPA), 6-2, 6-1
R128    Mason Strickland (TAMU) def. Sarah Savedra (UIW), 6-1, 6-1
R128    Rutaja Bhosale (TAMU) def. Micah Hermsdorf (ACU), 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
R128    Saska Gavrilovska (TAMU) def. Angeles De Los Rios (UTA), 6-3, 6-2
R64      Jana McCord (TAMU) def. Kaysie Hersdorf (ACU) 6-3, 7-6
R64      Anna Mamalat (TAMU) def. Nada Marjanovic (ACU), 6-0, 6-2
R64      Stefania Hristov (TAMU) def. Sam Czarnika (TTU), 6-4, 6-1
R64      Paula Deheza (TAMU) def. Liat Zimmermann (Rice), 6-3, 6-2
R64      Kenna Kilgo (TTU) def. Mason Strickland (TAMU), 6-1, 6-1
R64      Rutaja Bhosale (TAMU) def. Macie Elliott (SMU), 6-0, 6-1
R64      Rebeca Calvillo (UTEP) vs. Saska Gavrilovska (TAMU), walkover (inj)
R64      Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. Carolina Maso (LU), 6-0, 6-0

Day 2 Texas A&M Singles Schedule (Oct. 18)

R32      Paula Deheza (TAMU) vs. Stefanie Tan (TCU), Friday, 10:30 a.m.
R32      Jana McCord (TAMU) vs. Kiah Generette (BU), Friday, 10:30 a.m.
R32      Cristina Stancu (TAMU) vs. Kim Anicete Rice), Friday 10:30 a.m.
R32      Anna Mamalat (TAMU) vs. Jacobea Junger (UTSA), Friday, 10:30 a.m.
R32      Stefania Hristov (TAMU) vs. Ratnika Batra (Texas), Friday, 10:30 a.m.
R32      Rutaja Bhosale (TAMU) vs. Natalie Beazant (Rice), Friday, 10:30 a.m.

Day 1 Texas A&M Doubles Results (Oct. 17)

R64      Anna Kate Anderson/Yana Erkeeva (SMU) def. Deheza/Strickland (TAMU), 8-7
R64      Gavrilovska/McCord (TAMU) def. Bella Costa/Natalie Petaia (SHSU), 8-5
R32      (#8) Hristov/Stancu (TAMU) def. Jane Stewart/Solo Zinko (Rice), 8-1
R32      Nazalie Beazant/Liat Zimmermann (Rice) def. Gavrilovska/McCord (TAMU), 8-1
R32      Bhosale/Mamalat (TAMU) def. Imke Jagau/Kayla Stevenson (SHSU), 8-2

Day 2 Texas A&M Doubles Schedule (Oct. 18)

R16      Hristov/Stancu (TAMU) vs. Kiah Generette/Jordaan Sanford (BU), Friday, 9 a.m.  
R16      Bhosale/Mamalat (TAMU) vs. Sam Adams/Kenna Kilgo (TTU), Friday, 9 a.m.

Texas A&M Seeded Players:

No. 2    Cristina Stancu
No. 9    Anna Mamalat
No. 17  Rutaja Bhosale

No. 1    Stefania Hristov/ Cristina Stancu
No. 9    Anna Mamalat/Rutaja Bhosale

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