CARY, N.C. (Oct. 5, 2022) – Senior Laylo Bakhodirova (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) represented ETSU on the fall’s highest stage for collegiate women’s tennis, wrapping up play at the ITA All-American Championships earlier this week.
The ITA tournament, which spans nine days, wrapped up pre-qualifying and qualifying rounds on Tuesday and began the main draws today, which run from Oct. 5-9.
Bakhodirova, entered pre-qualifying with a five seeding, but had a tough draw against UCLA freshman Fangran Tian. Tian won the match 6-3, 6-0 and went on to win all of her pre-qualifying matches and two qualifying matches before losing in the Round of 16.
Bakhodirova, who is ranked No. 106 in the ITA preseason rankings, then moved to the pre-qualifying consolation bracket to face Brooke Killingsworth of Wake Forest. The two had quite a battle, but Killingsworth won the match 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3).
Up next for the Blue and Gold is the ITA Regionals which are set for Oct. 19-24 in Knoxville, Tenn.
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