WACO, Texas – Taking part in its second meet of the 2018-19 season, the Sam Houston State tennis team competed valiantly in the H.E.B. Invitational, hosted by Baylor at Hurd Tennis Center in Waco, Texas.

Sahaja Yamalapalli, Roos Gerritsen and Isidora Zivkovic all earned first-round victories and advanced to the quarterfinals. Yamalapalli came away with a pair of 6-1 set victories while Gerritsen produced two, dominant 6-0 performances. Zivkovic came with a tight 7-6 victory in set one and claimed her second set 6-4 to advance. The trio of Kats would later fall in the quarterfinals.

After dropping their round-one matches, Lusine Chobanyan and Karla De La Luz Montalvo met up in the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket. The match came down to three sets, but it was Chobanyan who came away with the victory (6-4, 0-6, 10-7).

The Kats head to ITA Regionals in College Station, Texas on Oct. 18-21. For all the latest information on the Sam Houston State tennis team, visit gobearkats.com or follow @BearkatsWTEN on Twitter.