Four Wildcats to Continue Competition at ITA Regional Championships
Tournament Central | Main Draw Singles | Main Draw Doubles
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Kentucky women’s tennis team will be well-represented on the penultimate day of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Ohio Valley Regional Championships after four Wildcats advanced on Saturday. Justina Mikulskyte/Lesedi Jacobs advanced in the doubles main draw, while Aldila Sutjiadi and Akvile Parazinskaite moved on in singles.
On Sunday, UK’s doubles pairing of Mikulskyte/Jacobs will vie for a spot in the championship round of the doubles main draw after taking down Vanderbilt’s Fernanda Contreras/Emily Smith, 8-3, in Saturday’s semifinal round. The duo will square off against Vanderbilt’s Sydney Campbell/Christina Rosca. The match is slated for a 3 p.m. start. The winner will go on to face the winner of Sunday’s match between Indiana’s Madison Appel/Kim Schmidir and Vanderbilt’s Astra Sharma/Emma Kurtz in Monday’s championship round.
After defeating both UT Martin’s Bucu Tari and Memphis’ Anki Wind in straight sets on Saturday, Parazinskaite will continue to Sunday’s quarterfinals to play Fernanda Contreras from Vanderbilt.
The No. 23 preseason ranked singles player, Sutjiadi also advanced to the quarterfinals to face Vanderbilt’s Rosca. The senior earned a quick victory in her first match on Saturday, defeating East Tennessee State’s Ioanna Markesini. Her second victory didn’t come as easily, however, as she needed three sets to seal the deal, 7-6(14), 3-6, 6-4.
The tournament will culminate Monday with championship rounds. Should the Wildcats earn a title in either draw, they will secure an automatic bid to the UTSA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships next month.
ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships
Oct. 20-24, 2016
Adams Tennis Complex
Main Draw Singles
Round of 32
Sydney Campbell (Vanderbilt) def. Lesedi Jacobs (Kentucky), 6-3, 6-1
Mami Adachi (Kentucky) def. Madison Appel (Indiana), 7-5, 6-4
Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky) def. Burcu Tari (UT Martin), 6-3, 6-2
Emily Fanning (Kentucky) def. Margita Sunjic (Northern Kentucky), 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Aldila Sutjiadi (Kentucky) def. Ioanna Markesini (East Tennessee State), 6-2, 6-4
Round of 16
Sydney Liggins (Xavier) def. Mami Adachi (Kentucky), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky) def. Anki Wind (Memphis), 6-3, 6-4
Christina Rosca (Vanderbilt) def. Emily Fanning (Kentucky), 6-4, 6-4
Aldila Sutjiadi (Kentucky) def. Emily Smith (Vanderbilt), 7-6(14), 3-6, 6-4
Main Draw Doubles
Justina Mikulskyte/Lesedi Jacobs (Kentucky) def. Fernanda Contreras/Emily Smith (Vanderbilt), 8-3
Main Draw Singles
Lesedi Jacobs (Kentucky) def. Alory Pereira (Middle Tennessee State), 6-4, 7-6(2)
Mami Adachi (Kentucky) def. Elpida Malamou (Western Kentucky), 7-5, 6-3
Claudia Yanes-Garcia (Austin Peay State) def. Justina Mikulskyte (Kentucky), 1-6, 7-6(6), 6-3
Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky) def. Kseniya Zonova (Southeast Missouri State), 7-6(5), 6-2
Emily Fanning (Kentucky) def. Amina Hadzic (Murray State), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Aldila Sutjiadi (Kentucky) def. Jui Yun Chang (Murray State), 6-2, 602
Main Draw Doubles
Emily Fanning/Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky) def. Lindsey Whitehead/Kendall Warren (Belmont), 8-0
Justina Mikulskyte/Lesedi Jacobs (Kentucky) def. Summer Dvorak/Georgina Sellyn (Vanderbilt), 8-0
Mariana Humberg/Abbie Pahz (Louisville) def. Emily Fanning/Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky), 8-6
Justina Mikulskyte/Lesedi Jacobs (Kentucky) def. Sydney Liggins/Cristina Di Lorenzo (Xavier), 8-2