Women's tennis completes first day of ITA Southwest Regional

Andrea Morgado (pictured) teamed up with Idunn Hertzberg on Friday to advance to the doubles round of 32

Andrea Morgado (pictured) teamed up with Idunn Hertzberg on Friday to advance to the doubles round of 32

Oct. 19, 2007

LUBBOCK, Texas - Two TCU women's tennis doubles teams earned opening-round victories on Friday to highlight the first day of the ITA Southwest Regional in Lubbock, Texas.

The doubles duo of Nina Munch-Soegaard and Kewa Nichols cruised in the round of 64, blanking the North Texas pair of Franca and Moreton, 8-0. The TCU tandem of Idunn Hertzberg and Andrea Morgado also cruised in the opening round, defeating Houston's Starratt and Wasson by a score of 8-1.

Munch-Soegaard and Nichols will meet Davison and Larsson of Texas in the round of 32 on Saturday at 12:30 p.m., while Hertzberg and Morgado will face the No. 2 seeded Baylor duo of Broosova and Zemenova at 1:30 p.m. After a first-round bye, the top-seeded TCU duo of Macall Harkins and Anna Sydorska will face Lamar's Aranda and Kuroda at 12:30 p.m.

Maria Babanova, a freshman from Moscow, Russia, defeated Megan Pritchard of UTEP in the singles qualifying draw by a score of 7-5, 6-3, before falling to Mariaryeri Gutierrez of Lamar in the round of 32, 6-1, 6-0. Babanova will face Shannon MacKenzie of North Texas in the singles consolation draw on Staurday at 9 a.m.

The singles main draw will begin on Saturday, as Harkins, Hertzberg, Munch-Soegaard, Nichols and Sydorska will all be in action.

Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional
Lubbock, Texas

Singles Qualifying Draw (Round of 64)
Maria Babanova (TCU) def. Megan Pritchard (UTEP) 7-5, 6-3

Singles Qualifying Draw (Round of 32)
Mariaryeri Gutierrez (Lamar) def. Maria Babanova (TCU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles Main Draw (Round of 64)
Munch-Soegaard/Nichols (TCU) def. Franca/Moreton (North Texas) 8-0
Hertzberg/Morgado (TCU) def. Starratt/Wasson (Houston) 8-1

Saturday's Schedule

Singles Main Draw (Round of 64)
No. 3 Macall Harkins (TCU) vs. Zuzana Chmelarova (Baylor) at 5 p.m.
No. 4 Anna Sydorska (TCU) vs. qualifier at 5 p.m.
No. 5 Nina Munch-Soegaard (TCU) vs. Sarah Lancaster (Texas) at 3:30 p.m.
Idunn Hertzberg (TCU) vs. Pavi Francis (SMU) at 3:30 p.m.
Kewa Nichols (TCU) vs. Nas Dubova (LSU) at 5 p.m.

Doubles Main Draw (Round of 32)
Munch-Soegaard/Nichols (TCU) vs. Davison/Larsson (Texas) at 12:30 p.m.
Hertzberg/Morgado (TCU) vs. No. 2 Broosova/Zemenova (Baylor) at 1:30 p.m.
No. 1 Harkins/Sydorska (TCU) vs. Aranda/Kuroda (Lamar) at 12:30 p.m.

Singles North Consolation Draw (First Round)
Maria Babanova (TCU) vs. Shannon MacKenzie (North Texas) at 9 a.m.



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