Ly-Nguyen Advances to Third Round at ITA Northwest Regional
STANFORD, Calif. – Savanna Ly-Nguyen posted a pair of singles victories to lead Washington State during the first day of play at the 2021 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northwest Regional, Friday at the Taube Family Tennis Center.
On a day when morning rain forced the postponement of doubles to Saturday, Ly-Nguyen played two strong matches to advances to the third round Saturday. In the first round, the Cougar senior cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win over Gonzaga's Adrianna Sosnowska, setting up a second-round matchup against Washington's Nika Zupancic, the No. 16 seed. There, Ly-Nguyen needed a third-set tiebreaker to come away with a 6-4, 0-6, 7-6 (1) victory.
Cougar sophomore Fifa Kumhom captured her first-round match, easily defeating St. Mary's Stefanie Silva, 6-3, 6-1, but dropped a tight, three-set match to Oregon's Myah Petchey, 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.
WSU freshman Maxine Murphy fell in her first-round match to St. Mary's Lene Hovda, 6-1, 6-1.
Play continues at the 2021 ITA Northwest Regional Saturday.
2021 ITA Northwest Regional
Oct. 22-25, 2021
Taube Family Tennis Center
Savanna Ly-Nguyen (WSU) def. Adrianna Sosnowska (Gonz) 6-1, 6-3
Fifa Kumhom (WSU) def. Stefanie Silva (SMC) 6-3, 6-1
Lene Hovda (SMC) def. Maxine Murphy (WSU) 6-1, 6-1
Savanna Ly-Nguyen (WSU) def. No. 16 Nika Zupancic (Wash) 6-4, 0-6, 7-6 (1)
Myah Petchey (Ore) def. Fifa Kumhom (WSU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2