Oct. 24, 2009
ATLANTA – Georgia State’s Diana Nakic pulled off a straight-set upset of top-seeded Lauren Embree of Florida on the second day of competition of the Wilson/ITA Southeast Region Championship at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
Nakic defeated Embree, 6-3, 6-4, in the Round of 16 to register the first upset of the 2009 Region Championship. The Panther will face Nadja Gilchrist of Georgia in Sunday’s quarterfinal. The tournament’s No. 3 seed, Bianca Eickhorn of Miami, also fell to a lower seed, when Florida State’s Lauren McCreless pulled off a 7-5, 6-3 upset win in their third round match.
Second-seeded Laura Vallverdu of Miami and fourth-seeded Noemie Scharle of FSU are the two highest seeds remaining in the main singles draw in the search for a bid in to the 2009 ITA Intercollegiate Indoor Championships main singles draw.
In doubles action, Hillary Davis and Lynn Blau of host Georgia Tech outlasted seventh-seeded Nakic and Katerina Gresova of Georgia State, 9-8 (2), to reach the quarterfinals, which will played Sunday at 10 a.m. The top four seeds still remain in the main doubles draw.
Davis earned a spot in the quarterfinals of the consolation singles draw behind a 6-0, 0-1 (ret.) win over Priscilla Castillo of FIU.
Sunday’s schedule, which begins at 10 a.m., includes the main doubles draw quarterfinals and semifinals, the main singles draw quarterfinals and the consolation singles draw quarterfinals.
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