Women’s Tennis Perfect on Opening Day of ITA Regionals

Women’s Tennis Perfect on Opening Day of ITA Regionals

Valdosta, Ga. – With two returners and two newcomers, Lynn University's women's tennis team had a flawless showing on the first day of the 2017 fall season, winning all of its matches without dropping a set at the ITA South Region Championships.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Event: ITA 2017 South Region Championships, presented by Oracle
Host: Valdosta State University
Location: McKey Park / VSU Tennis Courts | Valdosta, Ga.
Tournament Dates: Sept. 22-25
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SINGLES DRAW:
First Round

  • All four Fighting Knights competing received a bye in the opening round.

Second Round

  • Diana Bogolii, the highest seeded Fighting Knight at No. 3, dropped Rollins' Teresa Kaiser in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1.
  • Tereza Hejlova, returning for her second season in the Blue and White, posted a big win on the day over a ranked opponent. The senior took down No. 10 Brenna Keller of Mississippi College, 6-4, 6-3.
  • The two final Fighting Knights looked sharp in their Lynn debuts.
  • No. 4 seed Jan Abaza rolled through NSU's Isabella Lowrey – a 2017 All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team selection in doubles – 6-0, 6-1.
  • Natalie Kallmunzerova also faced a NSU Shark, defeating Ivana Djordjevic, 6-1, 6-0.

DOUBLES DRAW:
First Round

  • Both Fighting Knights squads received first-round byes.

Second Round

  • Third-seeded Abaza and Bogolii posted an 8-2 victory in their first career appearance as a tandem.
  • Hejlova notched her second upset of the day, pairing up with Kallmunzerova for an 8-3 triumph over the fifth-seeded duo out of Florida Southern.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Bogolii is the two-time defending champion at this event in doubles.
  • Two players made their Blue and White debuts.

UP NEXT:
Doubles play kicks off the action tomorrow morning, Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8 a.m.