MURFREESBORO & KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2016) – The ETSU men’s and women’s tennis teams wrapped up its third day at the ITA Regional Championship on Saturday at regional sites Middle Tennessee State University and University of Tennessee.
Marina Espana (Castellar Del Valles, Spain) advanced to the Round of 16 after she took Hannah Sohn of Memphis into three sets. Espana defeated the Memphis Tiger 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, but her run ended in the quarterfinals as she fell in two sets to the No. 1 overall seed Sydney Campbell of Vanderbilt.
Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) made a run to the Round of 32, but she fell to the No. 2 overall seed Aidila Sutjiadi of Kentucky: 6-2, 6-4. After falling in the first round of the ITA Regional Championship, Yi Chi Ma (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) earned a consolation match on Saturday. Ultimately, she fell 6-4, 6-3 to Marta Paris of Middle Tennessee State University.
On the men’s side, David Biosca (Sant Fruitos de Bage, Spain) advanced to the Quarterfinals as he defeated No. 20 seeded Raheel Maji of Indiana: 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4. However, his run ended as No. 5 seeded Ryan Peniston of Memphis upended Biosca on Saturday.
David Gonzalez (Barcelona, Spain) earned a berth into the consolation singles bracket in the Round of 32, but he fell to Gabe Arajua of Xavier (6-3, 6-2) at the University of Tennessee.
Singles – Round of 16
David Biosca (ETSU) def. Raheel Manji (Indiana) – 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-4
Ryan Peniston (Memphis) def. David Biosca (ETSU)
Consolation Singles – Round of 32
Gabe Arajua (Xavier) def. David Gonzalez (ETSU) – 6-3, 6-2
Round of 32 - Singles
Marina Espana (ETSU) def. Hannah Sohn (Memphis)– 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
Sydney Campbell (Vanderbilt) def. Marina Espana (ETSU) – 6-1, 6-1
Aidilia Sutjiadi (Kentucky) def. Ioanna Markesini (ETSU) – 6-2, 6-4
Marta Paris (MTSU) def. Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) – 6-4, 6-3
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