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