Eccles Tennis Center
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BYU eliminated in quarter final matches of ITA Regionals
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah –Kate Cusick and Anastasia Abramyan fought hard in the third day of the ITA Regionals, but were eliminated after the quarterfinals of the ITA Regionals Friday night.
The only BYU doubles team that remained, Abramyan and Cusick built on their second-round win from yesterday to defeat the University of Denver in round 16, 8-5, advancing to take on instate rival Utah. Abramyan and Cusick hung tight throughout the match before falling 8-5, being eliminated from the competition.
Abramyan and Cusick also competed in singles play on the third day of ITA Regionals. Abramyan started out strong winning her first set against Idaho’s Marianna Petrei, but unfortunately was defeated later that day in the quarterfinals 7-6, 3-6, 3-6. Cusick lost her first set in the Round of 16 against Claudia Herrero of the University of Nevada 6-2. Cusick came back to win the second set 6-2, but ultimately came up short in the final set 6-2.
The Cougars now have three weeks off before traveling to the two-day Jack Kramer Invitational in Rolling Hills Estates, California on Nov. 3-4.
ITA Mountain Regional begins tomorrow at Utah
Provo, UT— Eight members of the BYU women’s tennis team will head to Salt Lake City this week to compete at the ITA Regionals. The tournament will be hosted by the University of Utah at the Eccles Tennis Center and will run Oct. 11 through Oct 14.
19 teams from the ITA Mountain Region will participate in the tournament. Senior Mayci Jones, junior Taylah Beckman and sophomores Samantha Smith, Kate Cusick and Polina Malykh will represent BYU in this year’s ITA Regional. Freshmen Anastasia Abramyan, Hermehr Kaur and Madeline Almeida will also be competing and looking to continue their strong showing from the Cal Invitational.
ITA Mountain Region Participating Teams (number of athletes)
Weber State (9)
Idaho State (6)
Air Force Academy (4)
New Mexico State (6)
Northern Arizona (4)
Boise State (6)
Southern Utah (4)
Northern Colorado (6)
Utah State (8)
Last year, Smith found success with now graduated teammate Savannah Ware, and advanced to the semifinal round of the doubles draw. Duos Jones and Malykh along with Beckman and Cusick, reached the round of 16 in doubles play.
Jones also competed in the round of 16 in singles last year before falling to the Nevada’s Claudia Herrero, who advanced to the championship match.
Follow the BYU players as they compete in the ITA Mountain Regional.