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Rain Doesn't Dampen Doubles

Aleksandra Josifoska is still alive in both singles and doubles.

Oct. 11, 2012


LAS VEGAS ( - Despite heavy morning rains Thursday, a full round of doubles was played on day two of the 2012 USTA/ITA Division I Women's Mountain Regional Championships, which are being held this week at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

Host UNLV's saw two of its three remaining doubles team advance.

Nives Pavlovic and Lucia Batta, seeded fourth, won 8-2 over Denver's Emma Isberg and Mandy Van Der Eerenbeemt; while Aleksandra Josifoska and Iren Kotseva whitewashed Montana State's Ellie Crum and Paulina Lopez 8-0 to also move into the Round of 16.

The host's other remaining duo, Janine Erasmus and Alexis Garrett, fell 8-6 to sixth-seeded Victoria Lozano and Almudena Sanz of Idaho.

Play resumes Friday morning, weather permitting, with two rounds of singles on tap.

More than 120 women's collegiate tennis players are competing this week at UNLV as part of 24 USTA/ITA Regional Championships for NCAA Division I men and women taking place over these middle two weekends of October at campuses throughout the country. The singles and doubles champions from the regionals will advance to the 2012 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, taking place November 8-11, at the indoor facilities at the USTA-Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas


Air Force (AFA) - Boise State (BSU) - Brigham Young (BYU) - Colorado (CU) - Colorado State (CSU) Denver (DU) - Idaho (ID) - Idaho State (ISU) - Montana (UM) - Montana State (MSU) - Nevada, Reno (UNR) - New Mexico (UNM) - New Mexico State (NMSU) - Northern Arizona (NAU) - Northern Colorado (UNC) - UNLV (UNLV) - Utah (UU) - Utah State (USU) - Weber State (WSU) - Wyoming (WYO)

MAIN DRAW COMPLETION OF FIRST ROUND DOUBLES (THURS, OCT. 11) Lozano/Sanz (6) (ID) def. Williams/Van Der Ben (UNM) 8-2

SECOND ROUND DOUBLES (THURS., OCT. 11) Popovici/Synkova (1) (WYO) def. Tiefel/Watrous (CU) 9-8 Pham/Smith (9-16) (UU) def. Molina/Rizvi (AFA) 8-3 Stone/Vang (NAU) def. Pietzuch/Pietzuch (5) (BSU) 8-6 Josifoska/Kotseva (9-16) (UNLV) def. Crum/Lopez (MSU) 8-0 Davidson/Pelchat (UM) def. Craig/Najera (3) (UU) 8-4 Davis/West (9-16) (USU) def. Hjarlmarsson/Parapunova (MSU) 8-4 Verberne/Okhremchuk (8) (UNR) def. Oshiro/Lalone (BSU) 8-4 Anderson/Maddox (BYU) def. Bezdickova/Sablina (9-16) (UNM) 9-7 Nemcova/Kovacs (9-16) (WYO) def. Driver/Carter (UM) 8-3 Lozano/Sanz (6) (ID) def. Erasmus/Garrett (UNLV) 8-6 Vo/Basil (9-16) (BSU) def. Oldani/Grbac (UNM) 8-1 Pavlovic/Batta (4) (UNLV) def. Isberg/Van Eereenbeemt (DU) 8-2 Miles/Bekerova (9-16) (UU) def. Stevens/Smiley (UNR) 8-4 Tran/Sheehan-Dizon (7) (BYU) def. Janssens/Steur (CU) 8-5 Parizher/Zhekyazkova (WYO) def. Dake/Cecil (9-16) (AFA) 9-7 Bergner/Rath (2) (DU) def. Catlin/Tapia (UNC) 8-6



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