Women's Tennis Set for Ohio Valley Regional

Oct. 12, 2010

USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships Draw

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The fall schedule continues Wednesday for the Kentucky women's tennis team with the beginning of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Knoxville Racquet Club. The tournament will begin with qualifying for the main singles and main doubles draws.

Kentucky will be represented in the qualifying doubles draw by freshman Meredith Morrow and sophomore Elle Coldiron. The duo will face Amy Nini and Taylor Hines of Wright State in their first match. The winner of the match will face Sonia Bokhari and Sarah Miller of Louisville who received a first round bye. The winner of that match will then advance to the main doubles draw.

Morrow and Coldiron will also be competing in the qualifying singles pool. Similar to the qualifying doubles draw, Morrow and Coldiron will have to win two matches to advance to the main singles draw. Morrow will face Riekie Honiball of Miami (Ohio), the top seed in the qualifying singles draw, in the first round. Coldiron will go up against Nini of Wright State.

In the main singles draw, freshmen Caitlin McGraw, Misha Testerman, Marni Venter and Khristina Blajkevitch will compete for the Cats. Also competing for Kentucky in the main singles draw are Jessica Stiles and senior Megan Broderick.

McGraw will play one of the eight winners from the qualifying singles draw in her first round match. Testerman will face Yuri Nomoto of Middle Tennessee State. Venter will face Rachael Dillon of Vanderbilt, and Blajkevitch will go up against Julia Fellerhoff of Louisville. Stiles will face Amelia Harris, also of Louisville, and Broderick will face Alex Leatu of Vanderbilt.

Kentucky will be led in the main doubles draw by the tandem of Broderick and Stiles. The Broderick-Stiles duo has a 2-1 record this fall season. They will face off against Stefanie Villajuan and Harris of Louisville. The Cats will also have a pair of freshmen teams competing in the main doubles draw. Blajkevitch and McGraw will face Rebecca Shine and Miller of Louisville. Meanwhile, Venter and Testerman will compete against Emily Hangstefer and Charlotte Bossy of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Main draw play for singles and doubles will begin Thursday. The round of 32 for doubles will begin at 8 a.m., and the round of 64 singles will begin at 11 a.m.

Stay tuned to UKathletics.com for more news on the Kentucky women's tennis team and the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships.

USTA/ITA OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Oct. 13-18
Knoxville, Tenn.

Doubles Qualifying Draw
Morrow/Coldiron (UK) vs. Nini/Hines (Wright State)

Singles Qualifying Draw
Meredith Morrow (UK) vs. Riekie Honiball (Miami (Ohio))
Elle Coldiron (UK) vs. Amy Nini (Wright State)

Main Singles Draw
Caitlin McGraw (UK) vs. Qualifier
Misha Testerman (UK) vs. Yuri Nomoto (MTSU)
Jessica Stiles (UK) vs. Amelia Harris (Louisville)
Marni Venter (UK) vs. Rachael Dillon (Vanderbilt)
Megan Broderick (UK) vs. Alex Leatu (Vanderbilt)
Khristina Blajkevitch (UK) vs. Julia Fellerhoff (Louisville)

Main Doubles Draw
Blajkevitch/McGraw (UK) vs. Miller/Shine (Louisville)
Venter/Testerman (UK) vs. Hangstefer/Bossy (UTC)
Broderick/Stiles (UK) vs. Harris/Villajuan (Louisville)