UChicago Women's Tennis Dominate Day 1 of ITA Central Region Championships

Eugenia Lee
Eugenia Lee

KALAMAZOO – The University of Chicago women's tennis team won 18 of its first 20 matches on the first day of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region Championships hosted by Kalamazoo College Friday.

Six Maroon singles players – top-seed Claire Handa and second-seed Marjorie Antohi, ninth-seed Nicole Semenov, Annika Pandey, Catherine Xu, and Eugenia Lee – won both of their singles matches to reach Saturday's Round of 32.

All but Lee won in straight sets, as the first-year pulled off a three-set upset over ninth-seeded Madeleine Paolucci of Case Western Reserve, 6-2, 3-6, and 13-11 in a marathon match.

In doubles, all four duos won their opening matches to reach Saturday's Round of 32. Scores were not available at press time, but the Maroon teams of Antohi and Handa, Lee and Lauren Park, Pandey and Semenov and Daryn Ellison and Xu all were victorious and advanced.

Singles play continues at 8 a.m. ET in Kalamazoo.

 

NEXT MATCH:

  • Saturday, Sept. 22: UChicago at ITA Central Region Championships (Kalamazoo, Mich.), 8AM ET

 

Women at ITA Central Region Championships
(at Kalamazoo, Mich.) 

SINGLES
(9) Nicole Semenov advanced to Round of 32
Semenov def. Ashley Hammons (Denison), 6-0, 6-2; Semenov def. Tyranny Miller (Lake Forest), 6-2, 6-0.
(1) Claire Handa advanced to Round of 32
Handa def. Hannah Bradvica (Denison), 6-2, 6-2; Handa def. Sofia Alonso (Kenyon), 6-3, 6-1.
Annika Pandey advanced to Round of 32
Pandey def. Isabella Russo (Kalamazoo), 6-1, 6-0; Pandey def. Bailey Chorney (Hope), 6-0, 6-0.  
Catherine Xu advanced to Round of 32
Xu def. Hannah Hougland (North Central), 6-2, 6-1; Xu def. Amanda Showalter (DePauw), 6-0, 7-5.
Eugenia Lee advanced to Round of 32
Lee def. (9) Madeleine Paolucci (Case Western), 6-2, 3-6, 13-1; Lee def. Meredith Breda (DePauw), 6-4, 6-2.
(2) Marjorie Antohi advanced to Round of 32
Antohi def. Mariella Briones (Otterbein), 6-1, 6-0; Antohi def. Alaina Kanthaphixay, 6-0. 6-1
Estefania Navarro advanced to Round of 64
Navarro def. Megan Hickey (Denison), 6-2, 6-2; (9) Claire Hallock (Hope) def. Navarro, 7-6 (4),  3-6, 10-7  
(9) Lauren Park advanced to Round of 64
Park def. Madisyn Rini (John Carroll), 6-1, 6-0; Annie Reiner (Kenyon) def. Park, 2-0 (retired).

DOUBLES
(1) Marjorie Antohi/Claire Handa def. Erin Friedrich/Amanda Showalter (Oberlin)
Winner plays in Round of 32 Saturday at 12P CT
(9) Eugenia Lee/Lauren Park def. Laura Haley/Meklit Minassie (Wooster)
Winner plays in Round of 32 Saturday at 12PCT
(9) Annika Pandey/Nicole Semenov def. Kyra Braun/Katie Simon (Trine)
Winner plays in Round of 32 Saturday at 12PCT
Daryn Ellison/Catherine Xu def. Marriella Briones/Jordyn Traxler (Otterbein)
Winner plays in Round of 32 at 1PM CT