Terps Complete Play at ITA Regionals

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va - The Maryland women’s tennis team finished up play after three days of action at the ITA Mid-Atlantic Regionals in Charlottesville, Va.

The Terrapins sent three players into the round of 32 in singles, but sophomores Olga Bredikhina and Nataliya Bredikhina and freshman Alexandra Stanova were unable to advance farther.

The tournament started on Friday with singles qualifying. Nataliya Bredikhina was able to earn direct qualification into the main draw by winning her first two matches, while Olga Bredikhina gained entry even with just one qualifying victory. Cassandre Thebault lost her second round match and did not advance to the main draw.

The Terps other main draw competitors were Stanova and redshirt junior Welma Luus. Stanova won her opening round match, 6-3, 6-2, over Morgan State’s Cierra Plummer before falling to the No. 10 seed Li Xi of Virginia, 6-1, 6-3.

Luus was not able to advance past the first round, losing a tight contest to Melanie Roy of William & Mary, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.

Nataliya notched her a first round victory, 6-4, 6-2, over Katelyn Stokes of Howard, before dropping her second round contest to Francesca Fusinato of ACC rival Virginia Tech.

Her sister also took home an opening round victory, with Olga defeating Temple’s Jordan Batey, 6-4, 6-2. Bredikhina would drop her second round match.

The highlight of the doubles competition came from the Bredikhina sisters, who advanced to the third round. The twins opened double play with an 8-6 win over Broomfeld and Morales of Marshall before defeating Kandinata and Salas of Richmond, 8-3, in the second rounds. The team would ultimately bow out to Virginia’s Elbaba and Pierson in the third round.

The team of Luus and Stanova lost in a second round heartbreaker after earning a bye. Virginia Tech’s Kahoun and Martinez-Marcos took down the Terps duo, 8-7. Thebault and Kristina Hovsepyan fell in the first round.

The Terrapins retake the court in November at the Houston Invitational. Play begins on Nov. 1.