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Arizona Defeats No. 26 Alabama in Final Round of Blue Gray

Feb 26, 2022

Montgomery, Ala. - The women's team finished out the final round of the Blue Gray Tennis Classic with a huge 4-3 win over No. 26 University of Alabama. The Wildcats finished round two with another big win against Troy University 4-0. 

Round two saw the Cats secure the doubles point and three singles points over Troy. Kirsten Prelle and Kayla Wilkins defeated Anastasiia Khokhlova and Andrea Widing in a 7-6 (7-4) tiebreaker. Khim Iglupas and Parker Fry finalized the round two doubles point for Arizona with a 7-6 (7-4) tiebreaker win over Franziska Ahrend and Chiara Desia Dabrano.

Wilkins won her singles match 6-3, 6-0 against Khokhlova and Midori Castillo won her match in a 6-0, 6-1 sweep over Michelle Ncube. Fry defeated Hagar Amin in two straight sets 6-2, 6-2. 

Despite losing the doubles point against Alabama in round three, the Wildcats took four singles points to win the match.

Salma Ziouti defeated Ola Pitak in two straight sets 6-2, 6-3. Fry won her singles point in three sets 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 against Anna Parkhomenko. Iglupas defeated Anne Marie Hiser in two straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (7-4). And freshman Belen Nevenhoven won her singles match 7-5, 6-2 against Kasia Pitak. 

The women's team will host three matches at home next weekend: Washington State on Friday, March 4, the University of Washington on Saturday, March 5 and Colorado State on Sunday, March 6. 


Round 2: Arizona 4, Troy 0

Singles competition
1. Kayla Wilkins (ARIZ) def. Anastasiia Khokhlova (TROY) 6-3, 6-0
2. Salma Ziouti (ARIZ) vs. Kristina Kukaras (TROY) 6-2, 4-2, unfinished
3. Midori Castillo-Meza (ARIZ) def. Michelle Ncube (TROY) 6-0, 6-1
4. Parker Fry (ARIZ) def. Hagar Amin (TROY) 6-2, 6-2
5. Belen Nevenhoven (ARIZ) vs. Olivia Elliott (TROY) 6-0, 3-6, 0-0, unfinished
6. Kirsten Prelle (ARIZ) vs. Franziska Ahrend (TROY) 3-6, 3-2, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Kirsten Prelle/Kayla Wilkins (ARIZ) def. Anastasiia Khokhlova/Andrea Widing (TROY) 7-6 (7-4)
2. Khim Iglupas/Parker Fry (ARIZ) def. Franziska Ahrend/Chiara Desia Dabrano (TROY) 7-6 (7-4)
3. Kristina Kukaras/Michelle Ncube (TROY) def. Belen Nevenhoven/Midori Castillo-Meza (ARIZ) 7-6 (7-4)

Round 3: Arizona 4, Alabama 3

Singles competition
1. Loudmilla Bencheikh (UA) def. Kayla Wilkins (ARIZ) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
2. Salma Ziouti (ARIZ) def. Ola Pitak (UA) 6-2, 6-3
3. No. 124 Petra Sedlackova (UA) def. Midori Castillo-Meza (ARIZ) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
4. Parker Fry (ARIZ) def. Anna Parkhomenko (UA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
5. Khim Iglupas (ARIZ) def. Anne Marie Hiser (UA) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
6. Belen Nevenhoven (ARIZ) def. Kasia Pitak (UA) 7-5, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Loudmilla Bencheikh/Anne Marie Hiser (UA) def. Kayla Wilkins/Kirsten Prelle (ARIZ) 6-2
2. Ola Pitak/Kasia Pitak (UA) def. Khim Iglupas/Parker Fry (ARIZ) 6-4
3. Belen Nevenhoven/Midori Castillo-Meza (ARIZ) def. Petra Sedlackova/Anna Parkhomenko (UA) 6-3