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.

Men’s Highlights

  • 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.

Women’s Highlights

  • 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


Chloe Smith

Assistant Athletic Communications Director

Northern Kentucky University


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