Ravita and Sutjiadi Advance to USTA/ITA Regional Finals
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – With four wins in the last three days, the Kentucky women’s tennis doubles team of Nadia Ravita and Aldila Sutjiadi have advanced to the Doubles Championship match at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. The duo play Vanderbilt’s Courtney Colton and Sydney Campbell Tuesday in the Regional Championship Finals.
Ravita and Sutjiadi came into the tournament seeded as the No. 1 team in the main doubles draw and advanced to the finals with wins over Miami-Ohio, Lipscomb and Vanderbilt before Monday’s semifinal victory over Purdue, 4-6, 6-1 (10-6).
“Nadia and Aldila were mentally tough today,” UK head coach Carlos Drada said. “Staying in the present allowed them to play at their top level. Tomorrow is both a challenge and an opportunity, but I know we will be at our best again in the finals.”
Ravita and Sutjiadi‘s journey to the finals began on Saturday morning with an 8-2 win over Miami-Ohio’s Christine Gerrezzi and Ana Rajkovic in the main draw’s first round. That afternoon, they beat Melissa Kromer and Laura Kent of Lipscomb, 8-3, in the round of 16 to move on to the quarterfinals. Sunday, Ravita and Sutjiadi beat Vanderbilt’s Ashleigh Antal and Astra Sharma, seeded sixth in the tournament, 8-5.
In Monday’s semifinals, Ravita and Sutjiadi beat Daniela Vidal and fourth-seeded Tess Bernard-Feigenbaum from Purdue, 4-6, 6-1 (10-6) to set up Tuesday’s championship match vs. Vanderbilt. The Commodores are seeded third and advanced to the finals with a victory over second-seeded Tennessee Monday, 6-3, 6-0.
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