Musketeers Kickoff Women's Tennis USTA/ITA Regional Championships
Oct. 18, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Xavier women's tennis team started off the 2012 USTA/ITA Regional Championships with two individuals competing for a chance to make the main draw, which begins Friday.
Alkire defeated (3-6, 7-6 (6-2), 6-3) Ball State's Kristel Sanders in a back-and-forth match. After losing the first set Alkire stormed back to win the second set on a tiebreaker and captured the final set. She then lost to Chattanooga's Jovana Pecovski in straight sets (6-4, 6-3) and was eliminated from the tournament.
Wolf lost her opening set to Purdue's Claudia Escribens, 7-6 (7-6), 6-2.
The doubles team of Wolf and sophomore Daniella Patton also lost. The duo dropped an 8-5 decision to Kelsey Coots and Katie Polk from Chattanooga.
Xavier returns to the court on Friday with Patton and freshman Alex Brinker taking part in the 64-player main draw. Patton plays Middle Tennessee State's Nayara Moraes at 1:15 p.m. and Brinker faces Vanderbilt's Marie Casares.
Brinker will also play a doubles match with Alkire against Escribens and Krisztina Kapitany from host school Purdue.
Kally Alkire (Xavier) def. Kristel Sanders (Ball St.) 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
Jovana Pecovski (Chattanooga) def. Kally Alkire (Xavier) 6-4, 6-3
Claudia Escribens (Purdue) def. Andrea Wolf (Xavier) 7-6 (7-6), 6-2
DOUBLES Kelsey Coots/Katie Polk (Chattanooga) Daniella Patton/Andrea Wolf (Xavier) 8-5