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Tennis Opens Day One among ITA Texas Regionals – College of Houston Athletics

FORT WORTH, Texas – Freshman Gabriela Cortes superior to the primary singles draw after two play-in rounds on Thursday on the ITA Division I Girls’s Texas Regional Championship on the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Heart on the campus of TCU.
The College of Houston Tennis program commenced play within the qualifying singles spherical with Cortes, Blanca Cortijo Parreno and Elena Trencheva choosing up wins to advance to the spherical of 32. Cortes defeated Baylor’s Brooke Thompson (6-1, 6-3 (10-3) in a tiebreaker to advance to the primary singles draw.

The Cougars discovered success within the doubles spherical of 64 with Laura Slisane/Sophie Schouten, Maria Dzemeshkevich/Sonya Kovalenko and Elena Trencheva/Cortes all choosing up wins to advance to the spherical of 32.


Houston will proceed motion on the ITA Texas Regionals on Friday with the primary singles spherical of 64 motion starting at Eight a.m., adopted by doubles spherical of 32 matchups going down at Three p.m.


Qualifying DrawSpherical of 64

Cortes (HOU) def. Keegan McCain (UTSA) 6-2, 6-3

Cortijo Parreno (HOU) def. Masha Vrsalovic (ACU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Trencheva (HOU) def. Gabrielle Leslie (PVAMU) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

Qualifying Draw – Spherical of 32

Cortes (HOU) def. Brooke Thompson (BAY) 6-1, 6-3 (10-3)

Nika Novikova (UTA) def. Cortijo Parreno (HOU) 6-2, 6-4 (10-6)

Anais Brion (A&M-Corpus Christi) def. Trencheva (HOU) 6-3, 6-3

Spherical of 64

Slisane/Schouten (HOU) def. Nika Novikova/Iona Dumitrescu (UTA) 8-4

Elif Albayrak/Martha Makantasi (Tarleton) def. Pedemonti/Cortijo Parreno (HOU) 8-6

Dzemeshkevich/Kovalenko (HOU) def. Paula Cerda/Vianne Schwab (Sam Houston) 8-7 (9-7)

Trencheva/Cortes (HOU) def. Victoire Delattre/Anais Brion (A&M- Corpus Christi) 8-0

Foremost Draw – Spherical of 64

Slisane (HOU) vs. Daria Smetannikov (TAMU) – Eight a.m.

Schouten (HOU) vs. Marte Lambrecht (RICE) – Eight a.m.

Pedemonti (HOU) vs. Kiana Graham (SMU) – 9:30 a.m.

Cortes (HOU) vs. Cristina Tiglea (TTU) – 9:30 a.m.

Dzemeshkevich (HOU) vs. Destinee Martins (TCU) – 9:30 a.m.

Kovalenko (HOU) vs. Elsa Boisson (Tarleton) – 9:30 a.m.

Comfort – Spherical of 32

Cortijo Parreno (HOU) vs. Isabelle Bahr (UTRGV) – TBD

Spherical of 32

Slisane/Schouten (HOU) vs. Diae El Jardi/Maria Budin (RICE) – Three p.m.

Dzemeshkevich/Kovalenko (HOU) vs. Lyubov Kostenko/Brooke Thompson (BAY) – Four p.m.

Trencheva/Cortes (HOU) vs. Avelina Sayfetdinova/Yekaterina Dmitrichenko (TTU) – Four p.m.

Comfort – Spherical of 32

Cortijo Parreno/Pedemonti (HOU) vs. Elise Robbins/Kayal Gownder (TAMU) – Three p.m.


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