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Colorado Closes Out ITA Regionals

Oct 15, 2022

LAS VEGAS – The University of Colorado women's tennis team finished up action here Saturday in the ITA Mountain Regional Championships.
The Buffaloes tandem of Mila Stanojevic and Elys Ventura competed in the semifinals of the doubles tournament against Katherine Jhang and Leonie Hope of New Mexico. The teams played a three-set doubles match, with CU taking the first set 6-4. New Mexico sent it to a third-set tiebreaker after a 6-2 victory in the second, then took the semifinals win 10-6. Because BYU doesn't compete on Sundays, New Mexico took the championship.
Colorado also competed in six extra singles matches and a pair of extra doubles matches today. The Buffs went 1-1 in doubles with Antonia Balzert and Aya El Sayed defeating a team from Wyoming 6-4, while Betina Tokac and Ellen Puzak fell to a pair of sisters from Idaho State 6-2.
In singles play, Colorado went 5-1 in extra matches. Balzert defeated BYU's Emmie Moore 6-2, 6-3, while Stanojevic defeated the Cougar's Emilee Astle 6-1, 6-2. The Buffs won four total matches against BYU today with Anya Nelson coming back 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 against Madison Smith and Tokac taking down Avery Pope without letting up a single game, 6-0, 6-0.
Colorado will finish out the fall tournament season in the Colorado Cup the first week of November.
Doubles Tournament
Round of 64
(12) Antonia Balzert/Aya El Sayed (CU) def. Felicia Jayasaputra/JJ Chen (MSU) 8-3
Ellen Puzak/Betina Tokac (CU) def. Adithi Venkata Krishnan/Cirkeline Lundberg (UTU) 8-1
(13) Mila Stanojevic/Elys Ventura (CU) BYE
Ellen Puzak/Betina Tokac (CU) def. (16) Maria Oreshkina/Noesjka Brink (WYO) 8-3
(13) Mila Stanojevic/Elys Ventura (CU) def. Rachelle Starreveld/Valentina Rodas (IDAHO) 8-1
Lisa Kung/Monique Burton (USU) def. (12) Antonia Balzert/Aya El Sayed (CU) 8-5
(13) Mila Stanojevic/Elys Ventura (CU) def. (8) Kaila Barksdale/Marcela Lopez (UU) 8-7
(6) Britt Pursell/Taylor Melville (DU) def. Ellen Puzak/Betina Tokac (CU) 8-3
(13) Mila Stanojevic/Elys Ventura (CU) def. (2) Baptista/Discenza (BSU) 8-3
Jhang/Hope (UNM) def. (13) Mila Stanojevic/Elys Ventura (CU) 4-6, 6-2, 10-6
Singles Tournament
Flight A
Round of 64
(3) Antonia Balzert (CU) def. Kayleigh Yun-Thayer (AF) 7-6, 7-5
(10) Aya El Sayed (CU) def. Megan Lombardi (WSU) 6-4, 7-5
Betina Tokac (CU) def. (8) Yujia Hang (BYU) 6-0, 6-3
Elys Ventura (CU) def. Joana Baptista (BSU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Emily Dush (CSU) def. Mila Stanojevic (CU) 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
Round of 32
(3) Antonia Balzert (CU) def. Mariana Campino (UNR) 6-3, 6-0
(10) Aya El Sayed (CU) def. Claudia de Velasco (DU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Elys Ventura (CU) def. (15) Sophie Zehender (WYO) 6-1, 6-3
Caroline Driscoll (CSU) def. Betina Tokac (CU) 6-4, 6-4
Round of 16
(3) Antonia Balzert (CU) def. Ana Morett (WSU) 6-3, 7-5
Sarka Richterova (CSU) def. (10) Aya El Sayed (CU) 6-1, 7-6
(2) Radka Buzkova (CSU) def. Elys Ventura (CU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
(12) Britt Pursell (DU) def. (3) Antonia Balzert (CU) 6-4, 6-0
Flight B
Round of 64
Sarah Weekley (CSU) def. Anya Nelson (CU) 6-2, 6-3
Aura Fang (UNLV) def. Ellen Puzak (CU) 6-2, 6-1
Singles Added Matches
Anya Nelson (CU) def. Cindy Li (WSU) 6-0, 7-5
Betina Tokac (CU) def. Nicole Discenza (BSU) 6-1, 4-6, 10-8
Elys Ventura (CU) def. Zita Kovacs (UNLV) 7-6, 6-4
Mila Stanojevic (CU) def. Rachel Mellor (UT) 7-5, 6-2
Caroline Driscoll (DU) def. Aya El Sayed (CU) 3-6, 6-4, 10-3
Balzert (CU) def. Moore (BYU) 6-2, 6-3
Stanojevic (CU) def. Astle (BYU) 6-1, 6-2
Zehender (WYO) def. El Sayed (CU) 2-6, 6-1, 10-6
Ventura (CU) def. de Velasco (MSU) 6-4, 6-3
Nelson (CU) def. Smith (BYU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-4
Tokac (CU) def. Pope (BYU) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles Added Matches
Balzert/El Sayed (CU) def. Zehender/Fernandez (WYO) 6-4
O Lideadha/O Lideadha (ISU) def. Tokac/Puzak (CU) 6-2