Women’s Tennis Cruises at USTA/ITA South Regional Championship
Lakeland, Fla. – Both doubles squads and three of Lynn University’s women’s tennis singles players advanced to the second day of competition at the USTA/ITA South Regional Championship. Val Confalonieri and Ioana Ivan dominated singles to move on to the round of 16 and teamed up to advance to the quarterfinals in doubles while Andrea Berkova will also play in both singles and doubles with partner Kim Przeslowski.
Starting the afternoon with doubles play, Berkova/Przeslowski took down Jill Furlong and Emily Gerding of West Alabama 8-4 before knocking out Fernanda Ameral/Giovana Patitucci of West Florida 8-4. Top-seeded Confalonieri/Ivan advanced after beating Juliana Boehm/Michelle Fischer of Valdosta State 8-4 also.
Three of the four LU singles players advanced in straight sets, let by No. 1 seed Confalonieri who won 6-2, 6-0 over Ameral. Ivan, a No. 2 seed, ran into a speed bump against Isabela Miro in the first set but came out victorious 7-5, 6-1. Ninth-seeded Berkova took down Laura Ubeda 6-2, 6-4.
After playing two doubles matches, Przeslowski fell in a three-set thriller to Marianna Sonnerwig 6-0, 4-6, 6-2.
Both Confalonieri and Ivan take on No. 9 seeds in the round of 16 but Berkova’s opponent has yet to be determined. The unseeded Berkova/Przeslowski tandem battles Charlotte Cote/Alex Johansson of Nova Southeastern while Confalonieri/Ivan will receive Adrianna Daszkiewicz/Emily Singleton of Saint Leo.
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