Wrapping Up at ITAs

Commodores head to Tennessee Invitational next week

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt’s women’s tennis team wrapped up play at the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals in Murfreesboro on Saturday. 

Amy Stevens and MaryAnn Rompf defeated Abel/Gibbins (Chattanooga), 8-5, in the Round of 32 but fell to Molina/Stevens (Kentucky), 8-4 in the Round of 16.

Meanwhile, Marcella Cruz and Dasha Kourkina won over Schmidt/Gupta (MTSU), 8-7 (4), to reach the Round of 16 where they fell to Mertena/Tomase (Tennessee), 8-1.

Holly Staff and Anessa Lee defeated Polishchuk/Davies (BSU), 8-4, in the Round 32 but fell to Carvijal/Elizarraras (ETSU), 8-6.

Cruz and Staff advanced to the Round of 16 in singles, but fell just short of the quarterfinals. Kourkina defeated Kentucky’s Elizabeth Stevens, 6-3, 7-6 (5), to reach the quarterfinals, but just missed the semifinals in a two-set defeat to Tennessee’s Elza Tomase, 7-5. 6-0.

Next up for the Commodores will compete at the Tennessee Fall Invitational in Knoxville on Oct. 28-31.

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Vanderbilt Results
R132: Cruz def. Morales (ETSU), 6-4, 7-5
R64: Cruz def. Zholdakova (Belmont), 6-4, 7-6 (5)
R32: Cruz def. Molina (Kentucky), 6-2, 6-3
R16: Mertena (Tennessee) def. Cruz, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2

R132: Staff def. Davies (Ball State), 6-3, 6-3
R64: Staff def. Rivera (ETSU), 6-1, 6-1
R32: Staff def. Nathalia Gasparin (Purdue), 6-0, Ret.
R16: Ramasamy (Miami of Ohio) def. Staff, 0-6, 6-2, 7-5

R132: Kourkina def. Henry (Belmont), 6-2, 6-1
R64: Kourkina def. Kaplan (BSU), 6-2, 6-4
R32: Kourkina def. Alfaro (ETSU), 6-2, 6-1
R16: Kourkina def. Stevens (Kentucky), 6-3, 7-6 (5)
R8: Tomase (Tennessee) def. Kourkina, 7-5, 6-0

R132: Lee def. Morris (Austin Peay), 7-5, 6-4
R64: Lee def. Miceli (Cincinnati), 6-2, 6-3
R32: Gallardo Guevara (Purdue) def. Lee, 0-6, 6-3, 6-4

R132: Long def. Trondson (Belmont), 6-0, 6-2
R64: Graham (Xavier) def. Long, 6-3, 6-4
CONS: Long def. Lyman (Xavier), 6-0, 1-0 (Ret.)

R132: Stevens def. Jones (Memphis), 6-1, 6-2
R64: Carvajal (ETSU) def. Stevens, 6-2, 6-3
CONS: Graham (Xavier) def. Stevens, 6-3, 6-1

R132: Rompf def. Dev (Miami of Ohio), 6-3, 5-7, 6-0
R64: Romero (UM) def. Rompf, 6-1, 6-4
CONS: Galindo (PU) def. Rompf, 7-6 (5), 1-6 [10-5]

R64: Stevens/Rompf def. Mauro/Barnard (MTSU), 8-4
R32: Stevens/Rompf def. Abel/Gibbins (Chattanooga), 8-5
R16: Molina/Stevens (Kentucky) def. Stevens/Rompf, 8-4

R64: Cruz/Kourkina def. Denysiewicz-Slowek/Saravanan (Miami Ohio), 8-2
R32: Cruz/Kourkina def. Schmidt/Gupta (MTSU), 8-7 (4)
R16: Mertena/Tomase (Tennessee) def. Cruz/Kourkina, 8-1

R64: Staff/Lee def. Niedzialowski/Espinal (UT-Martin), 8-0
R32: Staff/Lee def. Polishchuk/Davies (BSU), 8-4
R16: Carvijal/Elizarraras (ETSU) def. Staff/Lee, 8-6