Excellent Opener For Dawgs At Regionals
STANFORD, Calif. – Washington won six of seven singles matches and three of four doubles matches in a strong first round at ITA Northwest Regionals. The Dawgs will had six in the round of sixty-four in singles at Stanford's Taube Tennis Center, but only Astrid Olsen and Hikaru Sato would win their second round matches as scores were reported late Friday night.
In the first round, the tirst to finish was Sarah-Maude Fortin, the No. 8 overall seed, who rolled to a 6-1, 6-2 win over Stanford's Ana Geller. Jennifer Kerr was a 7-5, 6-2 winner over Pacific's Alexis Sam. Freshman Erika Matsuda had a straight set win over Meagan Pearson of Portland, 6-1, 7-5.
Astrid Olsen was pushed to a third but prevailed over Giulia Hayer of Santa Clara, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5. Another three set win was taken by Ashley Chang, who came back to beat Eliza Bates of Cal Poly, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. Hikaru Sato then got the last UW win with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Quianer Qui of San Francisco.
Round two saw Olsen easily advance with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Weronika Ejsmont of Sacramento State. Sato had a 6-3, 6-2 win over Arianna Stavropoulos of UC Davis. The other four Huskies were stopped in the second round. Fortin had a tough 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 loss to Maxine Murphy of Washington State, the other three losses were in straight sets.
Washington was 3-1 in doubles to start the day. The duos of Fortin/Olsen, Sato/Sakar, and Kerr/Matsuda all advanced with pro-set victories. None of their opponents got more than three games. Yolanda Lin and Ashley Chang fell to the No. 4-overall seeds from Cal.
The tournament picks up bright and early on Saturday with round of 32 action in singles and doubles as well as consolation play.
Washington Women's Tennis
ITA Northwest Regionals
Oct. 14, 2022
Stanford, Calif. | Taube Tennis Center
Singles – First Round
(8) Sarah-Maude Fortin (UW) def. Ana Geller (Stan) – 6-1, 6-2
Jennifer Kerr (UW) def. Alexis Sam (Pacific) – 7-5, 6-2
Erika Matsuda (UW) def. Meagan Pearson (Port) – 6-1, 7-5
Astrid Olsen (UW) def. Giulia Hayer (SCU) – 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
Ashley Chang (UW) def. Eliza Bates (CP) – 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
(9) Hikaru Sato (UW) def. Quianer Qui (USF) – 6-1, 6-2
Tomi Main (Pacific) def. Melissa Sakar (UW) – 6-4, 6-4
Astrid Olsen (UW) def. Weronika Ejsmont (Sac St) - 6-1, 6-1
(9) Hikaru Sato (UW) def. Arianna Stavropoulos (UCD) - 6-3, 6-2
Maxine Murphy (WSU) def. (8) Sarah-Maude Fortin (UW) - 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Rozalina Youseva (SJSU) def. Jennifer Kerr (UW) - 6-3, 6-4
(9) Valencia Xu (Stan) def. Erika Matsuda (UW) - 6-3, 6-2
(9) Catherine Broerman (Gonz) def. Ashley Chang (UW) - 6-2, 6-2
Doubles – First Round
(8) Fortin/Olsen (UW) def. Foshee/Nizetic (EWU) – 8-3
Sato/Sakar (UW) def. Rook/Silva (SMC) – 8-3
Kerr/Matsuda (UW) def. Feng/Semler (SCU) – 8-1
(4) Viller Moeller/Ivanov (Cal) def. Lin/Chang (UW) – 8-2