Women's tennis has successful finish at ITA Southeast Regional

Oct. 23, 2007

ATHENS, Ga. - The doubles team of Tatiana Soldatova and Iva Jarasova marched to the semifinals of the "B" bracket as the JU women's tennis team had a strong showing at the ITA Southeast Regional ending Tuesday.

Newcomer Lina Xu also had an impressive run in the "B" singles tournament, advancing to the quarterfinals.

"We had a good weekend of competition and it was a great experience for the team to face such top level competition," said JU head coach Shane Wood. "I liked how well we performed this early in the season and look forward to us continuing to improve in the spring."

Lena Willi was the only Dolphin in the "A" single bracket and advanced to the second round before falling to Florida State's Katie Rybakova.

Soldatova advanced to the second round in the "B" singles bracket as well as her impressive run in the doubles tournament.

A Singles
First Round

Lena Willi def. Preethi Subramanian (Ole Miss), 6-2, 6-0

Second Round
Katie Rybakova (FSU) def. Willi, 6-2, 6-1

B Singles First Round
Tatiana Soldatova def. Paula Takara (KSU), 6-1, 6-0
Lina Xu def. Laura Lundy (Jax State), 6-2,6-0
Kimberley Ferris (Jax State) def. Juliana Umiki, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Jennifer Carati (UCF) def. Fernanda Carrero, 6-2, 6-0

Second Round
Xu def. Maria Pazo (FIU) [4], 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
Elna de Villiers (MSU) [5-8] def. Soldatova, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2

Round of 16
Xu def. Valeriya Makarycheva (MSU), 6-4, 7-6 (5)

Andrea Brenes (UA) [5-8] def. Xu, 6-3, 6-3

Consolation B Singles
Umiki def. Tatiana Feit (MSU), 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10)
Carrero def. Allison Nolen (UA), 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (6)

A Doubles
First Round

Hakansson/Tanaka (KSU) def. Willi/Carrero, 8-4

B Doubles
Round of 16

Soldatova/Jarasova def. Makarycheva/Feit (MSU), 8-6

Soldatova/Jarasova def. Castillo/Pazo (FIU) [4], 8-4

Bijlkova/Shumate (USF) [1] def. Soldatova/Jarasova, 8-1