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UTEP Tennis Completes Fall Season on Day Three of Jack Kramer Invitational

The UTEP women’s tennis completed action at the Jack Kramer Invitational on Saturday at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club.

Lois Wagenvoort was defeated in the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket by Northwestern’s Rheeya Doshi, 5-7, 2-6.

In doubles action, Maria Paula Medina and Lois Wagenvoort paired up to battle it out against Northwestern’s tandem, Nina Van Oost and Brooke Rischbieth, in the first round of consolation doubles but were defeated, 6-8.

The Miners have concluded the 2016 fall schedule and will now prepare for the spring season.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Singles Consolation Quarterfinals- R. Doshsi (Northwestern) def. Wagenvoort | 5-7, 6-2

Doubles Consolation Round One- Van Oost/Rischbieth (Northwestern) def. Medina/Wagenvoort | 8-6

UTEP Tennis Represents at Tourneys on Both Coasts

The UTEP women’s tennis team completed the second day of competition as Lois Wagenvoort registered a second-round victory on Friday at the Jack Kramer Invitational in Los Angeles.

Wagenvoort advanced to the quarterfinals of the singles consolation, as the junior recorded a hard-fought win against Georgetown’s Daphne De Chatellus, 6-4, 4-6, 10-3. Wagenvoort will take on Rheeya Doshi of Northwestern in the next round on Saturday morning with the match starting at 11 a.m. PT/Noon MT.

Also competing in the first round of the consolation singles bracket was Raven Bennett. The sophomore fell to Cal State Fullerton’s Camille F. Deleon, 6-4, 6-0.

In doubles action, South Carolina’s Alison Mills and Hannah Templeton defeated Bennett and Daphne Visscher, 8-6, in the consolation round of 16.

Meanwhile in Flushing, New York, UTEP tennis’ Vivienne Kulicke and Milou Pietersz were edged out, 7-6 (5), 6-4, by Michigan’s no. 4-ranked Brienne Minor and Mira Ruder-Hook in the consolation final at the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. on Friday afternoon.

“I am extremely proud of Milou and Vivi,” second-year head coach Roberto Aspillaga said. “Every match they played this tournament was extremely competitive and they elevated their play every round. We pushed Michigan to the limit today playing very good tennis. This is a team that not only recruits some of the best American talent every year, but they also happen to be incredibly well coached. They are top 10 in the country for a reason.”

The Miners’ pair has been solid during the fall season as Kulicke and Pietersz earned a trip to New York with a doubles championship victory at the USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals in Albuquerque, N.M. on Oct. 16.

The UTEP pair fell to Lynn University’s Diana Bogalii and Rosalie Willig in the first round in Flushing on Thursday, but rebounded to defeat Maryland’s Kristina Hovsepyan and Alexandra Stanova on Thursday.

“I am very happy with how well Milou and Vivi are competing and they are quickly developing in to a very solid doubles team,” Aspillaga said.

UTEP Tennis Team Members compete in Los Angeles, New York

The UTEP women’s tennis team picked up two singles victories on the opening day of the USTA/ITA Jack Kramer Invitational in Los Angeles, while Vivienne Kulicke and Milou Pietersz completed the first day of the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

Raven Bennett, Daphne Visscher, Lois Wagenvoort and Maria Paula Medina represented the Orange and Blue in both singles and doubles action of the tournament.

In the singles round of 64, Bennett faced a tough match against Georgetown’s senior Victoire Saperstein, where she fell to the Las Vegas, Nev. native, 5-7, 1-6. Wagenvoort also faced a tough opponent in the opening round. The junior took on Brooke Rischbieth, a sophomore from Northwestern but also lost in the opening round, 4-6, 5-7.

Daphne Visscher picked a victory in the round of 64 as she defeated UC Riverside’s Sara Khattab, 6-3, 6-2. Medina also won her first-round matchup, taking down Cassidy Branstine from UC Irvine, 6-3, 6-3.

Visscher and Medina moved onto the round of 32, where Visscher was topped by Northestern’s Alexandria Chatt, 3-6, 2-6 and Medina lost, 2-6, 0-6, to South Carolina’s Caroline B. Dailey, the second seed in the tournament.

In doubles, Bennett and Visscher paired up for the Miners but they were defeated by Georgetown’s tandem, which included Risa Nakagawa and Saperstein, 3-8. The other UTEP team consisted of Wagenvoort and Medina, who were also topped, 2-8, by Georgia Lawson and Katerina Stloukalova.

The Jack Kramer Invitational will continue on Friday as the Miners compete in singles and doubles once again.

Meanwhile in New York, in the first round of competition, Kulicke and Pietersz faced seniors Diana Bogalii and Rosalie Willig of Lynn University. It was a close battle between the two teams but the Lynn duo came out with a 6-4, 7-6 (2) victory in the opening round.

“Vivienne and Milou played an excellent match in the first round”, head coach Roberto Aspillaga said. “Unfortunately we did not serve well enough and our margins were slim. All the credit to a confident and talented Lynn team who came with a chip on their shoulder and out played us.”

Pietersz and Kulicke then moved on to the first round of doubles consolation to match up against seniors Kristina Hovsepyan and Alexandra Stanova from Maryland. The Miners defeated the Maryland team, 1-6, 7-6 (5), 1-0 (7) and will move on to the final round of the consolation bracket on Friday.

“After a very slow first set, Vivienne and Milou stepped up their serves and returns and started using lobs very effectively”, Aspillaga said. “Quality win for the girls as this Maryland duo was ranked as high as 42 in the country and had great wins over Virgina, Virgina Tech and VCU in order to win their regional championship and qualify.”

The next match up for UTEP will be against a pair from Michigan, Brienne Minor and Mira Ruder-Hook.

2016 Jack Kramer Inviational Results | Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

Singles Round of 64

Raven Bennett lost to Victoire Saperstein (Georgetown), 5-7, 1-6

Lois Wagenvoort lost to Brooke Rischbieth (Northwestern), 4-6, 5-7

Daphne Visscher def. Sara Khattab (UCR), 6-3, 6-2

Maria Paula Medina def. Cassidy Branstine (UCI), 6-3, 6-3

Singles Round of 32

Daphne Visscher lost to Alexandria Chatt (Northwestern), 3-6, 2-6

Maria Paula Medina lost to Caroline B. Dailey (2)(South Carolina), 2-6, 0-6

Doubles Round of 32

Bennett/Visscher lost to Nakagawa/Saperstein (Georgetown), 3-8

Medina/Wagenvoort lost to Lawson/Stloukalova (Fresno St.), 2-8

Day 1 Results |  ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

Doubles Main Draw

Kulicke/Pietersz lost to Bogalii/Willig (Lynn), 4-6, 6-7 (4)

Kulicke/Pietersz defeated Hovsepyan/ Stanova (Maryland), 1-6, 7-6, 10-7

Kulicke and Pietersz Head to 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships

UTEP Tennis Athletes Vivienne Kulicke and Milou Pietersz will travel to Flushing, N.Y., this week as they prepare to take part in the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships taking place from Nov. 3-6.

The duo will compete in the doubles category of competition at the USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center beginning on Thursday.

As the only tournament on the ITA calendar to showcase elite players from every level of college tennis, the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships serves as the culmination of the fall season. Hosted by Columbia University, this prestigious event features a 32-player singles draw and a 20-team doubles draw for men and women.

Gaining automatic entry into the tournament are champions from the USTA/ITA Division I Regional Championships held across the country in October, winners of the ITA Oracle Cup Super Bowl, and the consolation champions, doubles finalists, men’s singles quarterfinalists and women’s singles semifinalists from the ITA Men’s and Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships.

In the first round of competition, Kulicke and Pietersz will be facing seniors Diana Bogalii and Rosalie Willig of Lynn University. The tandem earned a spot in the tournament by becoming the ITA Division II national champions in doubles for the second consecutive year and winning the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Oracle Cup doubles championship for the second year in a row.

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Live scoring will also be available for the entire tournament, which along with updated draws, daily recaps, photo gallery links and other tournament information, can be viewed on the official ITA event page: http://www.itatennis.com/Events/ITANationalChampionships/USTA_ITA_National_Indoor_Intercollegiate_Championships.htm

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Four UTEP Tennis Athletes Head to USTA Jack Kramer Invitational

Four members of the UTEP tennis team will head to Los Angeles, Calif., to compete at the prestigious Jack Kramer Invitational held Nov. 3-6.

All matches will be played at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club.

Representing the Miners in both singles and doubles are Daphne Visscher, Lois Wagenvoort, Raven Bennett and Maria Paula Medina.

The Invitational will feature players from 20 different teams around the country. Participating schools include SMU, Oregon, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, Cornell, Cal State Fullerton, Northwestern, USC, UCLA, Pepperdine, South Carolina, Loyola Marymount, UC Santa Barbara, Washington, Fresno State, Georgetown, BYU, and Baylor.

UTEP’s Kulicke and Pietersz Bring Home a Regional Title

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The UTEP tennis team concluded the 2016 USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals on Sunday at the New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, N.M.

Milou Pietersz and Vivienne Kulicke played in the championship round against Air Force’s TJ Fumagali and Jocelle Rudico. The UTEP duo successfully took down the opponent with a 6-3, 7-6 (10-8) victory.

Pietersz and Kulicke’s success marks the first time in program history that a UTEP doubles team claims a championship title at the ITA Regional Championships.

The Orange and Blue pair will now move onto the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships.

The 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships serve as the culmination of the fall season. It will be hosted by Columbia University in Flushing, N.Y. at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Nov. 3-6.

“We had a good plan against a well-coached Air Force team”, said head coach Roberto Aspillaga. “At certain moments we deviated from what was working and we put ourselves in a tough situation to close the match. I am happy the girls qualified and that all their hard work is paying off, but we need to go back to work and get ready to play the toughest teams in the country now. There won’t be much margin for error when you play at that level and our decision making has to be more consistent.”

This prestigious event features a 32-player singles draw as well as a 20-team doubles draw for men and women.

Gaining automatic entry into the tournament are champions from the USTA/ITA Division I Regional Championships held across the country in October, winners of the ITA Oracle Cup Super Bowl, and the consolation champions, doubles finalists, men’s singles quarterfinalists and women’s singles semifinalists from the ITA Men’s and Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships.

2016 USTA/ITA Mountain Regional Championships – October 15, 2016

Day 5 Results

Doubles Chmapionship: Vivienne Kulicke/ Milou Pietersz def. TJ Fumagali/Jocelle Rudico (USAFA), 6-3, 7-6 (10-8)

UTEP Tennis Concludes Day Four of USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The UTEP tennis team concluded the fourth day of the USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals at the New Mexico campus by moving onto the championship round of doubles action.

Newcomer Milou Pietersz and junior Vivienne Kulicke paired up to face BYU’s freshman Samantha Smith and senior Savannah Ware in the semifinals. The Miners took down the Cougar duo, 8-6, to move onto the final round.

Pietersz and Kulicke’s success marks the first time in program history that a UTEP doubles team makes it to the championship round of the ITA Regional Championships.

The Orange and Blue pair will play the deciding match on Sunday against Air Force’s TJ Fumagali and Jocelle Rudico.

2016 USTA/ITA Mountain Regional Championships – October 14, 2016

Day 4 Results

Doubles Semifinals: Vivienne Kulicke/ Milou Pietersz def. Samantha Smith/ Savannah Ware (BYU) 8-6

UTEP Tennis Concludes Third Day of USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The UTEP tennis team picked up two singles wins and a win at doubles on the third day of the 2016 USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals in Albuquerque, N.M.

Vivienne Kulicke and Milou Pietersz advanced after defeating Montana State’s duo of Laura Middel and Chloe Goyette, 8-7 (8-6). In quarterfinals, UTEP knocked off Colorado’s freshman Chloe Hule and former Miner, Jeannez Daniel, 8-7, and will move onto the semifinal-round of the tournament.

UTEP has not advanced a doubles team to the semifinals in at least 15 years.

In singles, Raven Bennett, Milou Pietersz and Lois Wagenvoort took on opponents in extra matches. Bennett topped Lily-Ana Kreutzer, a sophomore out of Northern Colorado, 6-1, 6-2. Lois Wagenvoort won her match against sophomore Demi Perkinson from BYU, 6-2, 6-2. Milou Pietersz lost, 1-6, 6-4, 10-8, against UNLV’s Cristina Moroi.

Vivienne Kulicke took on a tough battle against Denver’s Bianca Mok but the Miner fell, 6-3, 6-4

The Miners haven’t advanced to the round of 16 since 2004, when UTEP’s Tea Spirta advanced before being eliminated in the singles main draw of the Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional. Spirta came from a set down to win her round of 32 match over LSU’s Tiffany Tucker in three sets before dropping a 6-2, 6-0 decision to Jenny Langer of SMU

The tournament will continue on Saturday at the New Mexico campus.

2016 USTA/ITA Mountain Regional Championships

Day 3 Results

DOUBLES

Round of 16- Kulicke/ Pietersz def. Middel/Goyette (Montana State) 8-7 (8-6)

Quarterfinals- Kulicke / Pietersz def. Hule/ Daniel (Colorado)  8-7 (8-6)

SINGLES

Round of 16 – Bianca Mok (Denver) def. Vivienne Kulicke 6-3 6-4

Extra Matches- Raven Bennett def. Kreutzer (Northern Colorado) 6-1 6-2

Extra Matches – Cristina Moroi (UNLV) def. Milou Pietersz 1-6 6-4 10-8

Extra Matches – Lois Wagenvoort def. Perkinson (BYU) 6-2 6-2

UTEP Tennis Concludes Day Two of USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The UTEP tennis team concluded the second day of the USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals by picking up a doubles win and two singles victories.

The Miners began Thursday’s competition with a pair of doubles matches. Vivienne Kulicke and Milou Pietersz teamed up to take on sophomore Annabelle Andrinopoulos and junior Kyra Wojcik from Colorado. The duo took down their opponent with an 8-0 victory over the Buffs and will move onto the round of 16 on Friday.

Raven Bennett and Lois Wagenvoort paired up to make another strong doubles team for the Miners. The pair faced junior Louise Ronaldson and senior Nuria Ormeno Ruiz, also from Colorado, but were defeated, 5-8.

The Orange and Blue saw two victories and three losses in the singles portion of competition. After taking a BYE in the first round, Kulicke stormed out to defeat Northern Colorado’s Marissa Baca, 6-0, 6-3 and followed her successful performance by taking down Utah’s Jena Cheng, 6-1, 6-3.

Bennett took on Utah’s Margo Pletcher in her singles battle but the Miner fell, 2-6, 4-6 to the junior out of Laguna Niguel, Calif. Wagenvoort was topped by Air Force’s TJ Fumagalli, 4-6, 3-6, while Pietersz also took a tough, 5-7, 0-6, loss to Ronaldson from Colorado.

The tournament will continue on Friday with doubles at 9 a.m. followed by singles.

2016 USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals – Thursday, October 13
Day 2 Results
SINGLES ROUND OF 64
Vivienne Kulicke (UTEP) def. Marissa Baca (UNC), 6-0, 6-3

Vivienne Kulicke (UTEP) def. Jena Cheng (UU), 6-1, 6-3

Milou Pietersz (UTEP) lost to Louise Ronaldson (CU), 5-7, 0-6

Lois Wagenvoort (UTEP) lost to TJ Fumagalli (USAFA), 4-6, 3-6

Raven Bennett (UTEP) lost to Margo Pletcher (UU), 2-6, 4-6

DOUBLES ROUND OF 32
Vivienne Kulicke/Milou Pietersz (UTEP) def. Annabelle Andrinopoulos/Kyra Wojcik (CU), 8-0

Raven Bennett/Lois Wagenvoort (UTEP) lost to Louise Ronaldson/Nuria Ormeno Ruiz (CU), 5-8

UTEP Tennis Completes Undefeated Opening Day at USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals

The UTEP tennis team came out firing and racked up  a 4-0 record on the opening day of the USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals Wednesday hosted by New Mexico.

The Miners advanced all four of their singles players to Thursday’s round of 64. Milou Pietersz dispatched of Weber State’s Devi Hasan, 6-0, 6-1. Lois Wagenvoort registered a 6-1, 6-0 win over Jessica Brycki of Montana State, while Raven Bennett also won in straight sets, knocking off Weber State’s Morgan Dickason, 7-5, 6-3. Vivienne Kulicke had a bye for the first round of singles.

In doubles action, Raven Bennett and Lois Wagenvoort topped Montana State’s duo of Brycki and Laura Mary, 8-1, while Pietersz and Kulicke had a bye in the first round of doubles.

Action will continue on Thursday with doubles competition starting at 9 a.m. MT followed by singles.

2016 USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals – Wednesday, October 12

Day 1 Results

SINGLES ROUND OF 128

Vivienne Kulicke (UTEP) – BYE

Milou Pietersz (UTEP) def. Devi Hasan (WSU), 6-0, 6-1

Lois Wagenvoort (UTEP) def. Jessica Brycki (MSU), 6-1, 6-0

Raven Bennett (UTEP) def. Morgan Dickason (WSU), 7-5, 6-3

DOUBLES ROUND OF 64

Vivienne Kulicke/Milou Pietersz (UTEP) – BYE

Raven Bennett/Lois Wagenvoort (UTEP) def. Jessica Brycki/Laura Mary (MSU), 8-1

UTEP Tennis Heads to Albuquerque for USTA/ITA Mountain Regionals

Four Miners will represent UTEP at the ITA Mountain Regional Championships this week. Raven Bennett, Vivienne Kulicke, Milou Pietersz and Lois Wagenvoort will partake in the tournament held Oct. 12-16 at the New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, N.M.

Teams competing in the tournament include Air Force, Boise State, Colorado, Denver, Montana State, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, UNLV, Utah, Utah State, UTEP, Weber State and Wyoming.

Matches will be played at the McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium, the Linda Estes Tennis Club and the LETC Indoor Bubble. Action will begin with doubles at 9 a.m. (MT) and follow with singles on each day of the tournament.

Kulicke received the no. 5 seed in the tournament for singles and the no. 9 seed in doubles with Pietersz as a partner.

2016 USTA/ITA Mountain Regional

Main Draw Schedule:

Wednesday October 12 (McKinnon and LETC Outdoor):

Round of 64 doubles

Round of 128 singles

Thursday October 13 (McKinnon and LETC Outdoor):

Round of 32 doubles

Round of 64 singles

Round of 32 singles

Friday October 14 (McKinnon only):

Round of 16 doubles

Quarters doubles

Round of 16 singles

Saturday October 15 (McKinnon):

Semis doubles

Quarters singles

Semis singles

Sunday October 16 (McKinnon):

Finals singles

Finals doubles

Consolation Schedule:

Thursday October 13 (Bubble):

Round of 64 singles

Friday October 14 (LETC & Bubble):

Round of 32 singles

“Extra” matches

Saturday October 15 (LETC & Bubble):

Round of 16 singles

Quarters singles

“Extra” matches

Sunday October 16 (LETC & Bubble):

Semis singles

Finals singles

“Extra” matches

UTEP’s Raven Bennett Named C-USA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Month

UTEP sophomore Raven Bennett was named Conference USA Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Month announced by the league on Wednesday. She is the first to earn the honor since Danielle King was named WAC Athlete of the Month in 2003.

Bennett opened the 2016 fall season by posting a 7-0 mark and back-to-back flight championship titles in singles for the month of September. At the NM State Women’s Invitational, the sophomore defeated opponents of New Mexico State and Grand Canyon for the Gold Flight Singles title.

In doubles, Bennett and teammate Daphne Visscher took a third-place finish after two wins against Grand Canyon.

The Mesquite, Texas, native followed that performance with another successful one at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational in Tucson with wins over time conference-foe UTSA, New Mexico State and Arizona to reach the championship round of the Blue Flight Singles. In the final round, Bennett faced a tough battle against Northern Arizona but came out with the championship title with a 7-6 (8), 7-5 win.

Bennett and Visscher once again paired up for a 3-1 record in doubles at the Wildcat Invitational. This Bennett’s second C-USA award her career.

The Miners will continue the fall schedule with the ITA Regional Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. held Oct. 12-16.

UTEP Tennis Closes Out Wildcat Invitational

The UTEP women’s tennis team wrapped up the final day of the Wildcat Invitational on Sunday with a win at doubles and another flight championship title by Raven Bennett.

“Overall it was a good tournament,” head coach Roberto Aspillaga said. “We are becoming a stronger and more competitive team. We are committing to do the right things more consistently, not just sometimes. It’s a discipline thing. Our adjustments became better as the tournament progressed, and the girls didn’t give up after long days of physical tennis.”

The day started with additional doubles matches, where Maria Paula Medina paired up with Arizona’s Elena Schneider, but fell, 6-2, to UTSA’s Kylee Kato and Miriam Rosell Canudas. Daphne Visscher and Bennett joined to take on another UTSA duo of Lina Hallgren and Denisa Ibrahimovic but they won the match, 6-2. Milou Pietersz and Lois Wagenvoort took on Arizona’s Devin Chypyha and Samantha Czarniak but lost, 6-4.

In the Consolation side of the Red Flight, Daphne Visscher played in the final round against Camila Westbrooks of Arizona but was defeated in straight sets (6-4, 6-3).

Medina played in the consolation final of the Blue Flight, but was knocked off due to a medical retirement by Arizona’s Elena Schneider.

Pietersz and Wagenvoort saw action in the Consolation A Draw but Pietersz was topped by Arizona’s Chypyha, 6-3, 6-2, and Wagenvoort was topped by New Mexico’s Ruth Copas, 7-5, 6-1.

Sophomore Raven Bennett picked up her second consecutive flight title with a win over Hailey Rochin of NAU, 7-6 (6), 7-5.

Up next for UTEP tennis head to the ITA Regional Championships hosted in Albuquerque, N.M. Oct. 12-16.

*Wildcat Invitational Day 3 Results*

SUNDAY DOUBLES DRAW

Maria Paula Medina(UTEP)/Elena Schneider(Arizona) lost to Kylee Kato/Miriam Rosell Canudas (UTSA), 6-2

Raven Bennett/Daphne Visscher (UTEP) def. Lina Hallgren/Denisa Ibrahimovic (UTSA), 6-2

Milou Pietersz/Lois Wagenvoort (UTEP) lost to Devin Chypyha/Samantha Czarniak (Arizona), 6-4

 

CONSOLATION RED FLIGHT

Daphne Visscher (UTEP) lost to Camila Westbrooks (Arizona), 6-4, 6-3

 

CONSOLATION A DRAW

Milou Pietersz (UTEP) lost to Devin Chypyha (Arizona), 6-3, 6-2

Lois Wagenvoort (UTEP) lost to Ruth Copas (UNM), 7-5, 6-1

 

CONSOLATION BLUE FLIGHT

Maria Paula Medina (UTEP) vs. Elena Schneider (Arizona), Retired

 

BLUE FLIGHT SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP

Raven Bennett (UTEP) def. Hailey Rochin (NAU), 7-6 (6), 7-5

UTEP Tennis Concludes Saturday Action

TUCSON, Ariz. – The UTEP women’s tennis team completed the second day of the Wildcat Invitational with four victories in singles and two in doubles.

Milou Pietersz and Lois Wagenvoort went up against Ludivine Burguire and Ruth Copas from UNM, but lost, 7-5, in the semi-final round of the Red Flight Doubles bracket. The duo then defeated Miriam Rosell and Kylee Kato, 6-2, for a third-place finish in the bracket.

In Blue Flight Doubles, Daphne Visscher and Raven Bennett battled it out against Vanessa Valdez and Lindsay Harlas of NM State but dropped the semi-final match, 6-3, to the pair of Aggies. Visscher and Bennett took on Maggie Cohen and Sophia Thomas from Arizona in their second doubles match, which determined the third-place winner of the bracket. The pair won the match with a 6-3 score over the Wildcat duo for a top-three finish.

Both Visscher and Pietersz saw victories in their singles matches in the consolation round of the Red Flight Singles bracket. Visscher topped Marta Lewandowska, 6-1, 6-2, while Pietersz defeated Lina Hallgren of UTSA, 6-1, 6-2.

Medina and Bennett had similar results in Blue Flight Singles. Medina defeated Arizona’s Alex Taylor, 6-4, 6-1, in the consolation semi-final round and Bennett won her match against Sophia Thomas, 6-4, 6-3, and will move on to the championship round on Sunday against NAU’s Hailey Rochin.

Vivienne Kulicke also competed Saturday at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in Los Angeles, Calif. The junior dropped her first-round match, 3-6, 6-4, 1-6, to Ohio State’s Miho Kowase. In her second match, Kulicke fell to Shannon Hudson of Arkansas, 6-3, 6-1.

Action will continue Sunday at the Wildcat Invitational with a round of doubles and a round of singles

*Wildcat Invitational Day 2 Results*
RED FLIGHT DOUBLES
Milou Pietersz/Lois Wagenvoort lost to Ludivine Burguiere/ Ruth Copas (UNM), 7-5

Milou Pietersz/Lois Wagenvoort def. Miriam Rosell/Kylee Kato (UTSA), 6-2

 

BLUE FLIGHT DOUBLES
Daphne Visscher/Raven Bennett lost to Vanessa Valdez/Lindsay Harlas (NM State), 6-3

Daphne Visscher/Raven Bennett def. Maggie Cohen/Sophia Thomas (Arizona), 6-3

 

RED FLIGHT SINGLES
Daphne Visscher def. Marta Lewandowska (NAU), 6-1, 6-2

Milou Pietersz def. Lina Hallgren (UTSA), 6-1, 6-0

 

BLUE FLIGHT SINGLES
Maria Paula Medina def. Alex Taylor (Arizona), 6-4, 6-1

Raven Bennett def. Sophia Thomas (Arizona), 6-4, 6-3

 

*Riviera/ITA All-American Championships*
No. 101 Vivienne Kulicke lost to No. 99 Miho Kowase (Ohio State), 3-6, 6-4, 1-6

No. 101 Vivienne Kulicke lost to Shannon Hudson (Arkansas), 6-3, 6-1

UTEP Tennis Finishes Up Day One of Wildcat Invitational

TUCSON, Ariz. – The first day of the Wildcat Invitational, hosted by Arizona, has come to a close and the UTEP tennis team picked up two wins in doubles action and four in singles competition.

The Miners opened up the tournament in winning fashion, picking up two wins in doubles. In the Red Flight Doubles bracket, Milou Pietersz and Lois Wagenvoort took on Denisa Ibrahimovic and Lina Hallgren of UTSA and came out with a 6-2 victory. Daphne Visscher and Raven Bennett paired up in the Blue Flight Doubles bracket, defeating another Roadrunner duo, Laura Cabrera and Diya Menon, 6-3.

Two rounds of singles were played Friday. Visscher, Wagenvoort and Pietersz all took part in the Red Flight Singles Bracket. Visscher took on Devin Chypyha from Arizona but dropped her match, 6-3, 6-4, in the first round.

The senior recovered by taking a 7-6, 7-5 win over New Mexico’s Ruth Copas in the first round of the consolation side of the bracket. Wagenvoort faced Camila Wesbrooks of Arizona in the opening round of singles but fell, 7-6, 7-5. In the consolation side of the bracket, the junior matched-up against UTSA’s Lina Hallgren but lost, 6-2, 6-4. Pietersz took Northern Arizona’s Chiara Tomasetti to a third set but it was not enough as she was defeated, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1. In the consolation match, Pietersz faced NM State’s Vanessa Valdez but the match was retired.

Bennett and Maria Paula Medina saw action in the Blue Flight Singles bracket. Medina battled it out against Arizona’s Sophia Thomas but was topped by the Wildcat, 6-2, 6-1. The sophomore made a comeback in their consolation match winning, 6-3, 7-6 (9), 7-5, over Van Ecckhoudt of NM State. Bennett saw back-to-back wins, topping Rebecca Keijzerwaard, 7-5, 7-5, from NM State and Kylee Kato of UTSA, 6-3, 6-3.

Action at the Wildcat Invitational will continue Saturday with two rounds of doubles, followed by singles.

No. 101 Vivienne Kulicke will also begin action at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday with her pre-qualifying match against No. 99 Miho Kowase of Ohio State.

*Wildcat Invitational Day 1 Results*
RED FLIGHT DOUBLES
Milou Pietersz/Lois Wagenvoort def. Denisa Ibrahimovic/Lina Hallgren (UTSA), 6-2

 

BLUE FLIGHT DOUBLES
Daphne Visscher/Raven Bennett def. Laura Cabrera/Diya Menon (UTSA), 6-3

 

RED FLIGHT SINGLES
Daphne Visscher lost to Devin Chypyha (Arizona), 6-3, 6-4

Daphne Visscher def. Ruth Copas (UNM), 7-6, 7-5

Lois Wagenvoort lost to Camila Wesbrooks (Arizona), 7-6 (4), 6-0

Lois Wagenvoort lost to Lina Hallgren (UTSA), 6-2, 6-4
Milou Pietersz lost to Chiara Tomasetti (NAU), 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

Milou Pietersz vs. Vanessa Valdez (NM State), RETIRED

 

BLUE FLIGHT SINGLES
Maria Paula Medina lost to Sophia Thomas (Arizona), 6-2, 6-1

Maria Paula Medina def. Van Ecckhoudt (NM State), 6-3, 7-6 (9), 7-5

Raven Bennett def. Rebecca Keijzerwaard (NM State), 7-5, 7-5

Raven Bennett def. Kylee Kato (UTSA), 6-3, 6-3

 

*Wildcat Invitational Day 2 Draws*
RED FLIGHT DOUBLES
Milou Pietersz/Lois Wagenvoort vs. Ludivine Burguiere (UNM)

 

BLUE FLIGHT DOUBLES
Daphne Visscher/Raven Bennett vs. Vanessa Valdez/Lindsay Harlas (NM State)

 

RED FLIGHT SINGLES
Daphne Visscher vs. Marta Lewandowska (NAU)

Milou Pietersz vs. Lina Hallgren (UTSA)

 

BLUE FLIGHT SINGLES
Maria Paula Medina vs. Alex Taylor (Arizona)

Raven Bennett vs. Sophia Thomas (Arizona)

*Riviera/ITA All-American Championships*
No. 101 Vivienne Kulicke vs. No. 99 Miho Kowase (Ohio State)

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