Host Of Rebels Remain At Regionals|
Oct. 12, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV women’s tennis team boasts three of the final 16 singles players and two of the final 16 doubles teams after a long day of action Thursday at the 2017 ITA Mountain Region Championships being played at the University of Utah’s George S. Eccles Tennis Center.
Aiwen Zhu, seeded eighth and ranked 83rd in the nation, won twice to advance. She first rallied past Madeline Almedia of BYU, 3-6, 6-1 6-3, and then got by Denver’s Hada Chang, 6-4, 7-6, later in the day.
Also moving through was Samantha Li, who downed Eli Amaudova of New Mexico State, 6-2, 6-2, and then finished off Julie Romney of Montana, 6-2, 6-3. The third Rebel still standing was En-Pei Huang, who got past Lindsay Harlas of New Mexico State, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, and then ousted seventh-seeded Alexia Petrovic of Utah, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
In doubles fourth-seeded Zhu and Huang outlasted BYU’s Mayci Jones and Taylah Beckman, 8-6, and Anna Bogoslavets and Li rolled by Utah’s Victoria Robertson and Petrovic, 8-2.
There will be two rounds of doubles followed by one round of singles Friday, weather permitting.
Members from 19 western teams are facing off as individuals through Sunday each day in both singles and doubles.
ITA MOUNTAIN REGION WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS George S. Eccles Tennis Center, Salt Lake City Oct. 12, 2017