Dores finish day one at ITA Regional
Oct. 18, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Vanderbilt women's tennis wrapped up the first day at the Ohio Valley Regional of the USTA/ITA Regional Championships on Thursday at the Schwartz Tennis Center.
In the first round (round of 32) of qualifying singles play, Leavell was defeated by Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff of Kentucky in two sets, 6-3, 6-1. Leavell was dealt the tough task of taking on Morin-Kougoucheff, who was the No. 1 seed in the qualifying bracket.
Gornet fell in her singles match to Ana Rajkovic of Miami (OH) in a three set battle. The two players would not go down without a fight. Rajkovic was able to hold off Gornet in the end to win 7-6(2), 5-7, 7-5.
"In singles, we came up a bit short, but I was pleased that we competed hard," said Vanderbilt assistant coach Aleke Tsoubanos. "Megan (Gornet) played a great match that lasted over three hours and nearly came through. I am looking forward to a great day of competition tomorrow."
Gornet and Leavell began the day with a win in qualifying doubles action over IUPUI's Rachael Bridgegroom and Shelby Hullett, 8-2.
In the doubles qualifying quarterfinals, Gornet and Leavell were eliminated from play. The Vandy duo fell to Purdue's Claudia Escribens and Krisztina Kapitany, 8-4.
"Today didn't go our way in terms of wins and losses but we did a lot right," Tsoubanos said. "Maggie (Leavell) and Megan (Gornet) played a solid first match in doubles and had a bunch of opportunities in their second match as well."
Qualifying Singles Results
Qualifying Doubles Results
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