Women's tennis completes first day of ITA Southwest Regional

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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