FORT WORTH – Senior Cristina Stancu of Texas A&M has advanced to the semifinals in both singles and doubles at the women’s ITA/USTA Texas Regional Championships at Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on the TCU campus.
After starting out the tournament by winning her first three singles matches by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores, the No. 2 seed from Romania defeated No. 6 seed Jordaan Sanford of Baylor, 6-3, 6-3 today in the quarterfinals. Stancu will face No. 11 seed Simona Parajova of TCU in the semifinals Sunday at 12 p.m.
Seeded No. 1 in doubles, Stancu and partner Stefania Hristov advanced to Sunday’s semifinal by defeating No. 5 seed Nikki Sanders and Rashmi Teltumbde of Texas Tech, 8-3, today in quarterfinal action. Stancu and Hristov will face No. 4 seed Victoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle of Baylor at 10:30 a.m.
Championship matches are slated to be played Monday.
A&M sophomore Paula Deheza and freshman Mason Strickland advanced to the semifinals in the consolation doubles bracket after defeating Daniela Garcia and Jacobea Junger of UTSA, 8-3, in the quarterfinals. The Aggie pair takes on Angeles De Los Rios and Astrid Gehre of UTA, Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Aggie sophomore Anna Mamalat , who had eliminated the top-seeded and 10th ranked Breaunna Addison of Texas on Friday to reach the singles quarterfinals, fell short of reaching the semifinals after falling to Kiah Generette of Baylor, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.
The regional features some of the top players from across the state, with the winners advancing to face other regional winners across the country at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, Nov. 7-10 in Flushing, N.Y. Stancu has already earned a berth in singles at the national indoor championships after reaching the semifinals at the prestigious Riviera/ITA All-American Championships earlier this month in California.
For complete tournament draws and results, go to http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=146672
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Day 1 Texas A&M Singles Results (Thursday, Oct. 17)
R128 Jana McCord (TAMU) def. Pippa Horn (Texas), 7-5, 6-2
R128 Paula Deheza (TAMU) def. Didi Fatchikova (UTPA), 6-2, 6-1
R128 Mason Strickland (TAMU) def. Sarah Savedra (UIW), 6-1, 6-1
R128 Rutaja Bhosale (TAMU) def. Micah Hermsdorf (ACU), 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
R128 Saska Gavrilovska (TAMU) def. Angeles De Los Rios (UTA), 6-3, 6-2
R64 Jana McCord (TAMU) def. Kaysie Hersdorf (ACU) 6-3, 7-6
R64 Anna Mamalat (TAMU) def. Nada Marjanovic (ACU), 6-0, 6-2
R64 Stefania Hristov (TAMU) def. Sam Czarnika (TTU), 6-4, 6-1
R64 Paula Deheza (TAMU) def. Liat Zimmermann (Rice), 6-3, 6-2
R64 Kenna Kilgo (TTU) def. Mason Strickland (TAMU), 6-1, 6-1
R64 Rutaja Bhosale (TAMU) def. Macie Elliott (SMU), 6-0, 6-1
R64 Rebeca Calvillo (UTEP) vs. Saska Gavrilovska (TAMU), walkover (inj)
R64 Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. Carolina Maso (LU), 6-0, 6-0
Day 2 Texas A&M Singles Results (Friday, Oct. 18)
R32 Stefanie Tan (TCU) def. Paula Deheza (TAMU), 6-1, 6-0
R32 Kiah Generette (BU) def. Jana McCord (TAMU), 6-2, 6-2
R32 Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. Kim Anicete Rice), 6-0, 6-0
R32 Anna Mamalat (TAMU) def. Jacobea Junger (UTSA), 6-0, 6-7, 6-2
R32 Stefania Hristov (TAMU) def. Ratnika Batra (Texas), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
R32 Natalie Beazant (Rice) def. Rutaja Bhosale (TAMU), 6-3, 6-0
R16 Anna Mamalat (TAMU) def. Breaunna Addison (Texas), 7-5, 6-1
R16 Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. Nikki Sanders (TTU), 6-0, 6-0
R16 Victoria Kisialeva (Baylor) def. Stefania Hristov (TAMU), 6-2, 6-1
Day 3 Texas A&M Singles Results (Saturday, Oct. 19)
QF Cristina Stancu (TAMU) def. Jordaan Sanford (Baylor), 6-3, 6-3
QF Kiah Generette (Baylor) def. Anna Mamalat (TAMU), 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
Day 4 Texas A&M Singles Schedule (Sunday, Oct. 20)
SF Cristina Stancu (TAMU) vs. Simona Parajova (TCU), 12 p.m.
Day 1 Texas A&M Doubles Results (Thursday, Oct. 17)
R64 Anna Kate Anderson/Yana Erkeeva (SMU) def. Deheza/Strickland (TAMU), 8-7
R64 Gavrilovska/McCord (TAMU) def. Bella Costa/Natalie Petaia (SHSU), 8-5
R32 (#8) Hristov/Stancu (TAMU) def. Jane Stewart/Solo Zinko (Rice), 8-1
R32 Nazalie Beazant/Liat Zimmermann (Rice) def. Gavrilovska/McCord (TAMU), 8-1
R32 Bhosale/Mamalat (TAMU) def. Imke Jagau/Kayla Stevenson (SHSU), 8-2
Day 2 Texas A&M Doubles Results (Friday, Oct. 18)
R16 Hristov/Stancu (TAMU) def. Kiah Generette/Jordaan Sanford (BU), 8-4
R16 Sam Adams/Kenna Kilgo (TTU) def. Bhosale/Mamalat (TAMU), 8-4
C3rd Paula Deheza/Mason Strickland (TAMU) def. Andi Botha/Ivana Katavic (UIW), 7-6
Day 3 Texas A&M Doubles Results (Saturday, Oct. 19)
QF Hristov/Stancu (TAMU) def. Nikki Sanders/Rashmi Teltumbde (TTU), 8-3
CQF Deheza/Strickland (TAMU) def. Daniela Garcia/Jacobea Junger (UTSA), 8-3
Day 4 Texas A&M Doubles Schedule (Sunday, Oct. 20)
SF Hristov/Stancu (TAMU) vs. Victoria Kisialeva/Blair Shankle (BU), 10:30 a.m.
CSF Deheza/Strickland (TAMU) vs. Angeles De Los Rios/Astrid Gehre (UTA), 10:30 a.m.
Texas A&M Seeded Players:
No. 2 Cristina Stancu
No. 9 Anna Mamalat
No. 17 Rutaja Bhosale
No. 1 Stefania Hristov/ Cristina Stancu
No. 9 Anna Mamalat/Rutaja Bhosale
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