Oct. 20, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - University of Tennessee women's tennis freshman Eve Repic advanced to the quarterfinals at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regionals, picking up two straight-set victories on Sunday at the University of Memphis.
Repic opened singles play with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Vanderbilt's Sydney Campbell, who was seeded 11th in the bracket. The rookie then knocked out the field's seventh seed, topping Louisville's Rebecca Shine 6-3, 6-3 in the third round to punch her ticket to Monday's quarterfinals.
After picking up a three-set win on Saturday, junior Joanna Henderson added another three-setter to the win column, defeating Louisville's Elle Stokes 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-5 to reach the third round. Henderson, the No. 16 seed, won the opening set of her next match by a 7-6 (5) margin, but Vanderbilt's Georgina Sellyn came back to win the final two frames 6-4, 7-5. Sellyn is the third-seeded player in the regional tournament.
Lady Vol freshmen Laurence Guevremont and Brittany Lindl both finished 1-1 for the tournament after losing in straight sets on Sunday. Guevremont was beaten by Vandy's Frances Altick 6-0, 6-2, while Lindl was topped by Kentucky's Aldila Sutjiadi 6-0, 7-6.
In doubles action, Repic and Guevremont reached the quarters with two wins on Saturday. On Sunday, the duo's shot at the semifinals was turned away by the No. 6 tandem of Caroline Wegner and Alyssa Hibberd of Memphis, who won the match 8-4.
In the consolation bracket, Tiffany Tavares lost a hard-fought matchup with Middle Tennessee's Nayara Moraes, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. On the doubles courts, Ambika Pande and Victoria Olivarez fell 6-5 (3) to MTSU's Tiffany William and Jesse Grace.
Repic will look to keep rolling on Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET, when she takes on Memphis' Wegner for a chance to reach the semifinals. The semis will be played at 4 p.m. ET on Monday and the singles' title match is slated to take place on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Singles Main Draw
Laurence Guevremont (UT) def. Marketa Trousilova (Evansville) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Joanna Henderson (UT) def. Natasha James (Evansville) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
Brittany Lindl (UT) def. Briar Preston (Morehead State) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Eve Repic (UT) def. Kayla Jones (Chattanooga) 6-2, 6-1
Tiffany William (MTSU) def. Tiffany Tavares (UT) 6-2, 6-4
Eve Repic (UT) def. Sydney Campbell (Vanderbilt) 6-0, 6-2
Joanna Henderson (UT) def. Elle Stokes (Louisville) 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-5
Frances Altick (Vanderbilt) def. Laurence Guevremont (UT) 6-0, 6-2
Aldila Sutjiadi (UK) def. Brittany Lindl (UT) 6-0, 7-6
Singles Back Draw
R1 - Nayara Moraes (MTSU) def. Tiffany Tavares (UT) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Doubles Main Draw
R1 - Joanna Henderson/Caitlyn Williams (UT) def. Fox/Lewis (UK) 8-3
R1- Eve Repic/Laurence Guevremont (UT) def. Choo/Gerbasi (ETSU) 8-4
R1 - Witten/Dieters (UK) def. Ambika Pande/Victoria Olivarez (UT) 8-4
R2 - Eve Repic/Laurence Guevremont (UT) def. James/Trousilova (Evansville) 8-5
R2 - Morga/Kuykendall (Memphis) def. Joanna Henderson/Caitlyn Williams (Tennessee) 8-6
R3 - Hibberd/Wegner (Memphis) def. Eve Repic/Laurence Guevremont (UT) 8-4
Doubles Back Draw
R2 - William/Grace (MTSU) def. Ambika Pande/Victoria Olivarez (UT) 6-5 (3)