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Women's Tennis Competes at Texas Regional in Waco

October 18, 2012
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Members of the Texas A&M women's tennis team will compete in the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships, Friday through Tuesday, at the Hurd Tennis Center on the Baylor campus in Waco.

The singles and doubles winners will receive an automatic berth in the ITA National Indoor Championships, Nov. 8 -11 in New York.

"In relationship to improving individually and collectively, the regional affords us to have all our players and doubles teams compete against the top talent in Texas," A&M head coach Howard Joffe said. "Win or lose, we will surely profit from the competition."

Aggie senior and All-American Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar (pronounced KEEN-tah-nar) is the No. 1 seed in the 128-player singles draw. She received a first-round bye and is scheduled to take the court Friday at 3 p.m. in the round of 64.

Seniors Cristina Stancu, Nazari Urbina and Wen Sun are seeded at No. 3, 5 and 6, respectively, and also received first-round byes. All three will be in action starting at 1 p.m. Friday in the round of 64.

Freshmen Stefania Hristov and Anna Mamalat are No. 17-32 seeds and open first-round play Friday at 11:30 a.m. Hristov takes on Solomlya Zinko of Rice, and Mamalat faces Liselot Koenen of Houston.

Sun and Urbina are the No. 5 seed in the 64-team doubles draw. They received a first-round bye and will open play Saturday at 8 a.m.

The doubles team of Sanchez-Quintanar and Mamalat opens first-round play at 8 a.m. on Friday against Wanda Beguelin and Anastasia Burobina of Texas-Pan American.

In other first-round action, Hristov and Stancu will take on Victoria Parshikova and Agustina Valenzuela of North Texas, Friday at 8 a.m.

Draws and results will be updated throughout the days of competition and will be posted on at http://texas.tournaments.usta.com/Tournaments/Common/Default.aspx.

The tournament ID # is: 800041912

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