Lakeland, Fla. – Lynn University's women's tennis team produced another solid effort on Saturday on the second day of the ITA Regional Championships. Both Fighting Knights' doubles teams remain alive while Rosalie Willig and Diana Bogolii are through to the semifinals in singles action.
INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Event: ITA 2016 South Region Championships, presented by Oracle
Host: Florida Southern College
Location: Warden Tennis Center | Lakeland, Fla.
Tournament Dates: Sept. 23-26
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- All five of the Fighting Knights' singles competitors squared off in the third round, with three advancing on through to the quarters.
- Top-seeded Willig put away Laura Ubeda (VSU), 6-0, 6-1; second-seeded Bogolii handled No. 9 seed Anastasia Wagner out of Saint Leo, 6-1, 6-3; and Grace Mpassy dispatched Lorena Rionda (FSC), 6-1, 6-1.
- Stefanie Stemmer saw match point vs. No. 9 seed Bea Morales (VSU), but ultimately fell in a super breaker, 7-5, 3-6, 12-14.
- Tereza Hejlova was unable to overcome Barry's No. 5 seed Sonja Larsen in a straight-set defeat.
- Willig exacted revenge for her fallen teammate in the quarterfinals, outlasting Larsen in a super breaker, 5-7, 6-1,10-4.
- Bogolii made quick work of No. 5 seed Kelly Southwood (AUM), winning in straight sets (6-2, 6-1).
- Mpassy battled Barry's top player to a third-set super breaker, but fell to No. 5 seed Darla Salnikova.
- Both of the Fighting Knights' pairs came out victorious in their first doubles action of the new season.
- Top-seeded Willig/Bogolii dropped PBA's squad, 8-1, while third-seeded Hejlova/Stemmer fought through to a tiebreaker triumph vs. a tough Saint Leo duo, 9-8 (4).
- Out of the singles players/doubles pairs still remaining in the championship brackets, Lynn is represented with four selections (two singles players, two doubles pairs). The next most is Valdosta St. and Barry with one of each.
- Bogolii and Willig were the doubles champions at this event last year, and would move on to win the Small College National Championship and then the Super Bowl.
The semifinals of the singles bracket starts the action tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m.