Women's Tennis Continue Run at ITA Regional
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia women’s tennis team continued play Saturday at the ITA Atlantic Regional on the campus of Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers had three singles players and two doubles teams advance to the quarterfinals.
In singles, a trio of Cavaliers won both their matches Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals. No. 2 seed Lindsey Hardenbergh (Fairfax Station, Va.) topped Yasmin Hamza of Virginia Tech 6-2, 7-6 in the round of 32 before downing Ana Bara of VCU 6-3, 6-1 in the round of 16. No. 4 seed Jennifer Stevens (Miami, Fla.) scored a pair of straight set wins, over Irina Dementyeva of Old Dominion, 6-2, 6-1 and Kristina Koprcina of Marshall, 6-4, 6-0. No. 6 seed Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) won a pair of three set matches, over Dominika Zaprazna of Marshall and Alex Bara of VCU. Two other Cavaliers, Emily Fraser (Rye, N.Y.) and Hana Tomljanovic (Boca Raton, Fla.) won their first match of the day, but later fell in the round of 16. Neela Vaez (Perrysburg, Ohio) suffered a loss in the round of 32.
In doubles, both Cavalier teams in the round of 16 advanced to the quarterfinals. Top-seeded Stevens and Tomljanovic scored an 8-4 win over the Richmond duo of Clark and Cunningham. Third-seeded Hardenbergh and Vierra won 8-1 over West Virginia’s Burton and Lafortune.
The tournament continues Sunday with the round of quarterfinals and semifinals of singles and the quarterfinals of doubles.