Northern Kentucky’s men’s and women’s tennis concluded competition at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships on Friday, with 10 Norse taking to the court between the two locations.
- Andrew Niehaus and Jorge Rodriguez Agudo fell in the second round of the main draw. Nieuhaus dropped a three-set match to ETSU’s Frazier Rengifo, 6-7(5), 6-1, 7-5, while Rodriguez Agudo suffered a 6-1, 6-0 setback to 20th-seeded Victor Chaw of Lipscomb
- In the consolation bracket, Chris Murray had a three-set loss to Chattanooga’s Cooper Long, 4-6, 6-3, 10-6. Blaine Carr fell in 6-1 sets to Memphis’ Jeremy Long.
- Margita Sunjic was the only Norse to pick up a win on the second day of action, taking down 17th-seeded Tatiana Nikolaeva of Austin Peay, 7-6, 6-4. Sunjic then took on No. 30 Christina Rosca of Vanderbilt, who was the top seed in the tournament, and took a 6-4 opening set before falling in the ensuing sets, 6-2, 6-1.
- Maria Koo went three sets against UT-Martin’s Asel Jumamuklhambetova in the main consolation bracket but fell, 6-4, 2-6, 1-0(5).
- Elizabeth Rozin also had a three-set setback, falling just short against IUPUI’s Mariella Pessina in the B flight consolation bracket, 7-6(6), 6-7(3), 6-4.
- Katja Dijanezevic had a tight first set against Memphis’ Josephine Cao in the B flight consolation bracket, 7-6(7), before dropping the second, 6-3.
Men’s Singles Main Draw
Frazier Rengifo (ETSU) def. Andrew Niehaus (NKU) 6-7(5), 6-1, 7-5
Victor Chaw (Lipscomb) def. Jorge Rodriguez Agudo (NKU) 6-1, 6-0
Men’s Singles Consolation
Cooper Long (Chattanooga) def. Chris Murray (NKU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-6
Jeremy Taylor (Memphis) def. Blaine Carr (NKU) 6-1, 6-1
Women’s Singles Main Draw
Margita Sunjic (NKU) def. Tatiana Nikolaeva (APSU) 7-6, 6-4
No. 30 Christina Rosca (Vanderbilt) def. Margita Sunjic (NKU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Women’s Singles Consolation
Asel Jumamukhambetova (UT-Martin) def. Maria Koo (NKU) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0(5)
Rachael Reichenback (Xavier) def. Taylor Culbertson (NKU) 6-2, 6-4
Women’s Singles B Flight
Mariella Pessina (IUPUI) def. Elizabeth Rozin (NKU) 7-6(6). 6-7(3), 6-4
Josephine Cao (Memphis) def. Katja Dijanezevic (NKU) 7-6(7), 6-3
Women’s Singles B Consolation
Annie Tarwater (Chattanooga) def. Hannah Watton (NKU) 6-0, 6-1
Women’s Doubles Consolation
Alejandra Morales/Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga (ETSU) def. Elizabeth Rozin/Katja Dijanezevic (NKU) 8-2
Women’s Doubles B Consolation
Lauren Carelli/Peyton Lee (Belmont) def. Taylor Culbertson/Hannah Watton (NKU) 8-6
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