Oregon women’s tennis fall season comes to end at Jack Kramer Invitational
While senior Alyssa Tobita and junior Shweta Sangwan won consecutive sets on opening day of the ITA Fall National Championship, Oregon women’s singles made it far in the Jack Kramer Invitational, but the doubles pairs fell short of victories against Southern California.
In the matchup against Florida’s Ulyana Grib and Maryna Veksler, Tobita and Sangwan proceeded with a win in the round of 32, 7-5, 6-2. Their record came to an end when they faced Georgia Tech pair Paige Hourigan and Kenya Jones, losing 7-5, 6-2.
“I am proud of the way Alyssa and Shweta represented Oregon and our program,” head coach Alison Silverio said. “It was an honor to play in this event, and I am confident we will use these experiences to propel each other and our program forward.”
Oregon gained wins amongst all four singles qualifiers, advancing to the round of 32.
Senior Nia Rose faced Daphne de Chatellus, claiming a 6-3, 6-3 win while junior Daniela Nasser opened the singles bracket with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Madeline Almeida.
In her first appearance at the Jack Kramer Invitational, freshman Paiton Wagner swept UC Riverside’s Lauren Wolfe, 6-0, 6-1. Sophomore Julia Eshet carried through with a comeback victory against Loyola-Maramount’s Anna Romeka, dropping the first set then winning the match 1-6, 6-2, 10-4.
Nasser and Eshet advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals, with Nasser gaining back-to-back victories against Fresno State’s Emma Wilson (6-1, 6-4), and fifth-seed Alaina Miller (6-3, 6-1).
Eshet achieved a three-set win in the round of 32 against Washington’s Miki Kobayashi. In a tie-breaking rally, Eshet managed to come out on top, winning 5-7, 7-5, 6-3. Her victory run continued in the round of 16 against UC Santa Barbara’s Amit Lev-Ari 7-6, 6-3, guaranteeing a spot in Saturday’s semifinals.
Senior Nia Rose won her opening set against top-seed Pepperdine’s Laura Gulbe in the round of 32, but fell short of the victory in the second and third sets, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. Wagner shared a similar result with a loss to No. 4 seed UC Santa Barbara’s Elizaveta Volodko, 6-3, 6-1.
Day three started off with Oregon filling two spots in the semifinals: Nasser facing No. 1 seed Gulbe and Eshet in a matchup against Washington’s Vanessa Wong. Nasser suffered a loss to the 66-ranked player of Pepperdine 7-6, 6-2, as well as Eshet losing the final match 6-7, 6-4, 7-6.
Although the fall season has officially ended for Oregon women’s tennis, their spring season will begin in January.
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