Oct. 25, 2009
ATLANTA – After a day of upsets on Saturday, the four top seeds remaining in the main singles draw held serve on the third day of competition of the Wilson/ITA Southeast Region Championship at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.
In the first set of quarterfinal matches in singles, Georgia’s Nadja Gilchrist, the tournament’s seventh-seed, swept Diana Nakic of Georgia State 6-2, 6-3 to earn a spot in tomorrow’s semis. There, she will take on fourth-seed Noemie Scharle of Florida State, who won a hard fought, three-set affair (2-6, 6-4, 6-2) against teammate and fifth-seed Kaite Rybakova.
Sixth-seeded Allie Will of Florida knocked off Lauren McCreless of Florida State 6-1, 7-5 to punch her ticket to the semifinals, where she will face second-seed Laura Vallverdu of Miami, who was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Florida’s Claire Bartlett.
In doubles action, the team of Vallverdu and Gabriella Meija of Miami will take on South Florida’s tandem of Melissa Koning and Irene Rehberger in the main doubles draw finals tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Both teams were two-time winners on the day, as the team of Vallverdu and Meija knocked the top-seeded team from Florida out of the competition in the semifinals.
In the consolation singles bracket, Georgia Tech’s Hillary Davis earned a spot in tomorrow’s semifinals with a 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 win over Maria Vallasciani of Florida International. Davis will take on Rehberger in the semi’s, with the winner advancing to the finals to take on USF’s Ecaterina Vasenina.
Monday’s schedule, which begins at 9 a.m., includes the main doubles draw finals, the main singles draw semifinals and finals and the consolation singles draw semifinals and finals.
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