LMU Wraps Up Play at ITA Regionals
The women's tennis team returns from San Diego after a weekend of competition.
Oct. 21, 2013
San Diego, Calif. -- The LMU women’s tennis team concluded competition at the ITA Regionals this weekend after a good showing from eight Lions.
San Diego St. and the University of San Diego hosted the annual event at the Barnes Tennis Center over the weekend. The field included nearly every team with a women’s tennis program in the Southwest region.
After two consecutive weekend of dominant singles play, senior Miya Jin stayed hot this week, earning two wins in the singles draw. In the opening round, she defeated UC Irvine’s Andrea Duva 6-2, 6-0 before taking down Olivia Larson of San Diego St. 7-5, 6-0.
Also finding some success in the singles draw was sophomore Kristine Kouyoumjian who after receiving a first round bye, defeated Kalika Slevcove of Cal State Fullerton by a 6-2, 6-2 score. Senior Reka Rohonyi won her first round match in a tough three set battle over Frederique Van de Velde of Grand Canyon University. And freshman Laura Mueller got a 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 win over UCSB’s April Scatliffe.
Freshman Jessica Perez had a tough setback in the opening round, but found her rhythm in the consolation bracket. She defeated Priscilla Annoual of GCU 7-6, 6-3 and then beat Isabelle Hoorn of SDSU 6-1, 6-1 to reach the consolation finals.
LMU also found a bit of success in doubles play at the ITA Southwest Regional. Kouyoumjian and junior Lisa Piller defeated a pair from UCLA 8-6 in the opening round before falling to a duo from Pepperdine. Jin and Mueller were paired up for the Lions also as they earned a 8-6 victory over a team from SDSU before dropping in the next round to another team from Pepperdine.
The Lions’ next event takes them to a new region of the country, as a select few players will head to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the Alberta Alison Fall Classic starting November 1.