Oct. 17, 2013
Kimberly Anicete won twice while teammates Natalie Beazant and Dominique Harmath both won after opening round byes to advance to the Round of 32 in the singles draw of the USTA-ITA Texas Regional being held at TCU's Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Ft. Worth, Texas on Thursday.
Anicete ran her fall tournament record in singles to 6-1 by racing to a straight-set win over Irene Gandara-UTSA, 6-0. 7-6 and then spotted SMU's Anna Kate Anderson a set before winning 4-6, 6-4. 6-4. Beazant, the tournament's third seed, bested Texas' Lina Padegimaite 6-3, 7-6. Harmath, who is seeded fifth, dispatched of Texas State's Monica Pieratt, 6-1, 6-0.
All three singles players will be on the court at 10:30 on Friday morning looking to advance to the round of 16. Anicente will face the tourney's second seed (Cristina Stancu of Texas A&M). Harmath will face SMU's Dasha Sharapava, while Beazant will face Rutaja Bhosale of Texas A&M.
Four other Owls won opening matches before falling in the second round.
Liat Zimmermann ground out a three-set win over Isabelle Jonsson of UTSA, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, but then fell to Paula Deheza of Texas A&M, 6-3, 6-2. Stephanie Nguyen downed UTSA"s Nicole Karaklis, 6-0, 6-7, 7-5 before losing to eighth-seeded Ratnika Batra of Texas, 6-3, 6-0. Jane Steward won in straight sets over Kayla Stevenson of Sam Houston before dropping her second round match to TCU's Seda Arantekin, 6-3, 6-3. Freshman Alison Ho needed three sets to defeat Lana Groenvynck of Texas, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 before falling to Jessica Khats of Texas State, 6-4, 6-3.
Solomiya Zinko dropped a pair of tie-breakers to lose her opening match to Davina Meza of UTEP, 6-7, 6-7. She will open play in the singles consolation round on Friday.
Rice advanced two doubles teams on the opening day of action.
Harmath and Ho won a pair of matches to move to the round of 16. They opened with an 8-0 win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi's Maider Martin and Stefania Nicolai, then came back to down Texas Tech's Sam Czarnika and Beatriz Santos, 8-2.
Beazant and Zimmermann, who are seeded sixth, raced to an 8-1 win over Texas A&M's Saska Gavrilovska and Jana McCord.
Shutout Opens Dual Campaign
01/23/2016 - The 31st ranked Rice women’s team shook off some early jitters to sweep all matches and post a 7-0 win over Lamar in the 2016 dual opner at ...
Owls Sweep C-USA Weekly Tennis Honors
01/19/2016 - Alison Ho and Jamie Malik rode unbeaten efforts in both singles and doubles in the opening week of the season to give Rice a sweep of the first...
Perfect Monday Closes UCF Quad Action
01/18/2016 - The 31st ranked Rice women’s tennis team raced to wins in all nine matches to close out a strong season-opening showing at the UCF Quad...
Owls Continue to Roll at UCF Quad
01/17/2016 - The 31st ranked Rice women’s tennis team maintained their momentum at the second day of the CF Quad Tournament, winning nine of 10 matches ...
Owls Take Eight of Nine in UCF Quad Opener
01/16/2016 - The 31st ranked Rice women’s tennis enjoyed a perfect day in doubles while emerging victorious in three of four three-set singles matches to ...
Ip's Three-set Win Closes Out Harrison...
11/08/2015 - Katherine Ip battled her way to a three-set win over Virginia’s Skylar Morton as the Rice women’s tennis team concluded play at the the...
Ip Leads Sweep of Penn State
11/08/2015 - Katherine Ip led a clean sweep in singles to highlight the action for the Rice women’s tennis team on Day Two or the 2015 Kitty Harrison...
Owls' Doubles Shines in Weekend Opener
11/07/2015 - The Rice women's tennis team won five of six doubles matches and split six singles matches in the first day of action at the 2015 Kitty Harrison...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store