Oct. 19, 2013
Singles Brackets: Main Draw | Consolation Scores
After completing doubles play Friday, the Minnesota women’s tennis team picked up play at the 2013 USTA/ITA Central Region Championships Saturday in Norman, Okla. Four Gopher players competed in the main draw and four more started the day by playing consolation matches.
Minnesota junior Tereza Brichacova and senior Natallia Pintusava both made it past the first round and Brichacova kept her run going with another triumph in the Round of 32.
Brichacova eked out a three-set win over Tulsa’s Samantha Vickers to start the day, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. The Prague, Czech Republic native then advanced to Sunday’s action with a straight set win against Nebraska foe Brittany Brewster. She will play Maria Belen Ludueña of Kansas for a spot in the quarterfinal.
Pintusava swept Anita Lee of Southern Illinois, 6-1, 6-3, but later dropped a close match of Saana Saartienen of Tulsa. Julia Courter and Jessika Mozia, who each won two qualifying matches to reach the main draw, both fell in their openers.
In consolation play, the Gophers went 3-5 on wins by Paula Rincon Otero, Aria Lamber, and Yuliana Umanets.
Round of 16 and quarterfinal matches for the main singles draw will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday.
Singles Main Draw Round of 64
Natallia Pintusava (MINN) def. Anita Lee (SIU) 6-1, 6-3
Hermon Brhane (OU) def. Jessika Mozia (MINN) 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-3
Emma Devine (OU) def. Julia Courter (MINN) 6-0, 6-4
Tereza Brichacova (MINN) def. Samantha Vickers (TULSA) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Singles Main Draw Round of 32
Saana Saartienen (TULSA) def. Natallia Pintusava (MINN) 7-5, 7-6 (1)
Tereza Brichacova (MINN) def. Brittany Brewster (NEB) 6-2, 6-4
Paula Rincon Otero (MINN) def. Tracy Dong (MIZZ) 6-1, 6-2
Aria Lambert (MINN) def. Whitley Quan (WSU) 6-2, 6-2
Abby Stevens (WSU) def. Maja Vujic (MINN) 7-6, 1-6, 10-7
Yuliana Umanets (MINN) def. Kristina Horsikyan (UCA) 6-0, 6-4
Morven McCulloch (IOWA) def. Jessika Mozia (MINN) 6-1, 6-1
Isaura Enrique (TULSA) def. Julia Courter (MINN) 6-4, 6-4
Abbi Melrose (OU) def. Paula Rincon Otero (MINN) 6-3, 6-3
Simona Horsikyan (UCA) def. Maja Vujic (MINN) 4-6, 6-4, 10-5