The Sam Houston women’s tennis team posted another strong showing in fall tournament play at the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Texas Regionals in Fort Worth this weekend.
Senior Khee Yen Wee became the fourth Bearkat in program history to reach the third round of the regionals with wins over opponents from Abilene Christian and TCU.
Previous Bearkats to advance that far in the ITA regional include current Kat senior Fabienne Gettwart who reached the Round of 16 in 2014 and Irina Sotnikova (Sam Houston’s all-time winningest singles player) and Nora Kuroc who both reached the Round of 32 in 2007 in the talent-laden field. The annual fall event features the top players from each NCAA Division I squad in the state. Gettwart reached the third round as a freshman in 2014. Sotnikova appeared in the quarterfinals in 2008.
Senior Carrie Casey and transfer Lucine Chobanyan picked up first round victories at the tournament held at the Leo Potishman Center on the campus of Texas Christian University. Senior Mila Milanovich won in consolation play.
Sam Houston will wrap up its fall tournament schedule October 26-29 by hosting the inaugural Bearkat Invitational event at the newly renovated McAdams Tennis Center.
Complete team results at the ITA Texas Regionals:
ITA TEXAS REGIONALS
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Oct. 12-15
1R – Lost – Meredith Roberts, TCU 6-2 6-2
Conso – Lost – Haruka Sasaki, Houston 6-2 6-3
1R – Lost – Sveva Mazzari, Houston 7-6 (5) 6-3
Conso – Won – Nino Memishishi, ACU 6-3 6-2
Conso QF – Lost - Matea Zemunik, UIW 6-2 6-3
1R – Won – Ilena Mocclola, ACU 6-1 6-2
2R – Lost – Maria Kononova, Texas A&M 7-5 7-6
Khee Yen Wee
1R – Won – Sarah Adams, ACU 6-2 6-4
2R – Won – Liz Tedford, TCU 6-4 6-3
QF – Lost – Tsveta Dimitrera (5), Houston 6-2 6-0
1R – Won – Lana Rush, Texas Tech 6-4 7-5
2R – Lost – Anna Turati (11) Houston 7-6 6-0
Fabienne Gettwart – Khee Yen Wee
1R – Lost – Adams / Memishishi, ACU 8-3
Conso – Lost – Boza / Takeuch 8-6
Carrie Casey – Mila Milanovic
1R – Lost – Dimitreva / Mazzari, Houston 8-4
Conso – Lost – Angynlosy / Jackson 8-4