UTEP tennis’ Vivienne Kulicke | Photo courtesy UTEP
The UTEP women’s tennis team will continue its fall season this weekend at the Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., while No. 101 Vivienne Kulicke will compete in the pre-qualifying round of the prestigious Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Wildcat Invitational will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 2 and hosted by Arizona and the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships will take place at the Riviera Tennis Club Oct. 1-9.
In addition to the tournament host, the Wildcat Invitational will feature athletes from New Mexico, Northern Arizona, UTSA and NM State.
The multiple-bracket event will consist of both singles and doubles play. Action will begin on Friday at 9 a.m. (MT) with one round of doubles action, followed by two round of singles competition.
In doubles, Milou Pietersz will pair up with Lois Wagenvoort to face UTSA’s Denisa Ibrahimovic, a freshman from Hamburg, Germany, and Lina Hallgren, a senior from Stockholm, Sweden, in the Red Flight Doubles bracket. In Blue Flight Doubles, Daphne Visscher and Raven Bennett are set to take on another Roadrunner duo of freshmen Laura Cabrera and Diya Menon.
Visscher, Wagennvoort and Pieters will be part of the Red Flight Singles bracket. Visscher will battle it out against junior Devin Chypyha from Arizona while Wagenvoort goes against another Wildcat, Camila Wesbrooks. Pietersz will face off against Chiara Tomasetti, a Northern Arizona freshman.
In the Blue Flight Singles bracket, Maria Paula Medina will see action versus sophomore Sophia Thomas of Arizona and Bennett will compete against Rebecca Keijzerwaard, a freshman from NM State.
Pre-qualifying matches in Los Angeles are slated to begin on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Pepperdine University, with qualifying matches starting on Oct. 4 and main draw contests getting underway on Oct. 6. The singles and doubles finals are scheduled forOct. 9.
Kulicke will be facing No. 99 Miho Kowase from Ohio State on Saturday in the pre-qualifying round.
RED FLIGHT DOUBLES
Milou Pietersz/Lois Wagenvoort vs. Denisa Ibrahimovic/Lina Hallgren (UTSA)
BLUE FLIGHT DOUBLES
Daphne Visscher/Raven Bennett vs. Laura Cabrera/Diya Menon (UTSA)
RED FLIGHT SINGLES
Daphne Visscher vs. Devin Chypyha (Arizona)
Lois Wagenvoort vs. Camila Wesbrooks (Arizona)
Milou Pietersz vs Chiara Tomasetti (NAU)
BLUE FLIGHT SINGLES
Maria Paula Medina vs. Sophia Thomas (Arizona)
Raven Bennett vs. Rebecca Keijzerwaard (NM State)
*Riviera/ITA All-American Championships*
No. 101 Vivienne Kulicke vs. No. 99 Miho Kowase (Ohio State)