Colorado Advances Six In Opening Day
LAS VEGAS – Colorado women's tennis program opened the 2021 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Mountain Regional Championships with a pair of doubles wins and four singles win in the first day of action here Wednesday.
Caroline Pozo and Antonia Balzert opened things up with an 8-5 win over Gina Dittmann and Annabel Davis of Northern Arizona. They will be joined in the second round of the doubles tournament by Megan Forster and Mila Stanojevic who defeated Melissa Huchet and Andrea Redondo of Idaho 8-4.
Betina Tokac and Ellen Puzak teamed up but fell to BYU's Emilee Astle and Kara Lin by a score of 8-3, while Maria Campos and Ky Ecton dropped their match to a tandem from CSU 8-2.
Moving to singles, Pozo had an outstanding first-round match by defeating the 12th-seeded Vivian Glozman of Air Force 6-1, 6-2. Campos rebounded from her doubles match with a 6-3, 6-1 defeat of Hana Cho of Idaho State, while Forster took down Sofia Markova of Northern Arizona 6-2, 6-4. All three women will advance in the flight A singles tournament.
Also for Colorado, Balzert fell to Yujia Huang of BYU in a close match in Flight A with a 7-6 first set followed by a 6-3 second set. Balzert will compete in the consolation bracket.
Ecton also picked up a key win in the flight B tournament, taking the first set against Gavi Kalaga of New Mexico State 6-3 before falling in a tiebreaker 7-6 set. She rallied back in the third to win decisively 6-2. Tokac was the only other competitor in the flight B singles today, dropping a three-set match against Madison Smith of BYU. Tokac opened with a 6-0 sweep in the first set but lost the next two sets by a score of 6-4. She will fall to the consolation as well.
Both Stanojevic and Puzak advanced in the flight B singles tournament thanks to byes in the first round.
The team has a busy day tomorrow with a round of doubles followed by two rounds of singles play.
Round of 64
Caroline Pozo/Antonia Balzert (CU) def. Gina Dittmann/Annabel Davis (NAU) 8-5
Megan Forster/Mila Stanojevic (CU) def. Melissa Huchet/Andrea Redondo (ID) 8-4
Emilee Astle/Kara Lin (BYU) def. Betina Tokac/Ellen Puzak (CU) 8-3
Sarka Richterova/Somer Dalla-Bona (CSU) def. Maria Campos/Ky Ecton (CU) 8-2
Round of 64
Caroline Pozo (CU) def. (12) Vivian Glozman (AFA) 6-1, 6-2
Maria Campos (CU) def. Hana Cho (ISU) 6-3, 6-1
Megan Forster (CU) def. Sofia Markova (NAU) 6-2, 6-4
Yujia Huang (BYU) def. Antonia Balzert (CU) 7-6, 6-3
Round of 64
Ky Ecton (CU) def. Gavi Kalaga (NMSU) 6-3, 6-7, 6-2
Madison Smith (BYU) def. Betina Tokac (CU) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
Mila Stanojevic (CU) BYE
Ellen Puzak (CU) BYE
Thursday, Oct. 14 - Second Round doubles (32), Second Round (64) and Third Round singles (32),
Friday, Oct. 15 - Round of 16 and Quarterfinal Round doubles, Round of 16 singles, Added singles & doubles matches
Saturday, Oct. 16 - Semifinal doubles, Quarterfinal singles, Semifinal singles, Added singles & doubles matches
Sunday, Oct. 17 - Doubles Final, Singles Final, Consolation singles, Added singles & doubles matches