Women's tennis set to compete at ITA regional championships

Women's tennis set to compete at ITA regional championships

The Oglethorpe women's tennis team will compete in a litany of individual singles and doubles competitions Friday through Sunday at the ITA Division III South Regional Championships. The event is set to take place at the Rome Tennis Center in northwest Georgia.

The main singles draw features senior Hannah Dattilo, who will take on Sewanee's Caroline Adams in the first round at 8:30 a.m. The winner of that match goes against Emory's Lauren Yoon, who picked up a first-round bye, at 11:30. Freshman Kendall Kramer will also compete in the main women's draw, going up against Sewanee's Lilly Stephens. Emory's Alexa Goetz awaits the winner of that matchup in the second round.

In the main doubles draw, Dattilo and Kramer will face off against Sewanee's Stephens and Abby Vaughn at 2:30 p.m. The winners of that matchup take on Kimia Rahmani and Fariza Abdulloeva of North Carolina Wesleyan at 4 p.m.

The Petrels have a pair of competitors in the singles B draws, with junior Lisette Phillips taking on Belhaven's Courtney Buffington and senior Ela Bielicki going against Sewanee's Madeline Cummings in the first round. Both matches get started at 8:30 a.m., with quarterfinals to follow at 11:30.

In the B doubles draw, Bielicki and Phillips team up to battle Morgan Jenkins and Natalie Toups of Millsaps in the first round at 3 p.m. The winners advance to the quarterfinals at 4:30.

The C singles draw features freshmen Alyssa Merletti and Alexis Salgueiro. Merletti takes on Berry's Hannah Lowe, while Salgueiro goes against Guilford's Claire Rogers. Those first-round matchups take place at 9:30 a.m., with quarterfinals to follow at 12:30 p.m. 

The C doubles draw has Merletti and Salgueiro teaming up to take on Guilford's Jessica Fuentes and Megan Kimpel at 3 p.m. The winner faces off against Covenant's Nicole Restrepo and Mariah Westra at 4:30 in the quarterfinals. In addition, junior Brooke Dotson and sophomore Kate Hunter will also compete in the C draw, taking on Covenant's Sara Blauw and Kayla Brown in the first round at 3 p.m. Belhaven's Julia Keffer and Erica Rempel await the winner of that in the quarterfinals at 4:30.

The D singles draw sees Hunter and Dotson competing individually, along with junior Maria Berroa. Berroa takes on Piedmont's Tyler Perry, Dotson goes against Birmingham-Southern's Isabella Lambert, and Hunter battles Piedmont's Val Zhurakovskya. Hunter's first-round match gets going at 9:30 a.m., with the other two at 10 a.m. Quarterfinals will follow at 12:30 p.m.

All losers of first-round matches will drop into the corresponding consolation bracket for each draw.

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