Pereira and Esguerra pick up wins on third day of Ohio Valley ITA Regionals
Pereira and Esguerra pick up wins on third day of Ohio Valley ITA Regionals
Saturday, October 14, 2017

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 14, 2017) – After completing their third day of action at the Ohio Valley ITA Regional Championships in Murfreesboro, Tenn., two Buccaneers picked up wins in the singles consolation matches on Saturday. Alory Pereira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Melissa Esguerra (Derrimutt, Australia) defeated their opponents for the second straight day. Pereira beat Bente from Memphis 6-3, 6-0 and Esguerra won 7-6 (5), 6-4 against Reichenbach from Xavier.

Ioanna Markesini (Athens, Greece) competed for a spot in the main draws semi-final round but lost a hard fought battle against Justina Mikulskyte from Kentucky in three sets, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1.

In doubles consolation matches, Yi Chi Ma (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) and Melissa Esguerra (Derrimutt, Australia) combined, but were defeated 8-7 (5) by MTSU’s doubles pair.

Two other Bucs competed in the singles consolation draws. Up first was Yi Chi Ma who was defeated by Miami Ohio’s Strudle, 6-0, 6-2. Jayde Viccars (Glen Waverley, Australia) also dropped her match of 6-0, 6-1 to MTSU’s Peris.

The Bucs will resume play on Sunday.

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