UNCG opens play at ITA Southeast Regional
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – UNC Greensboro's Lucy Dougherty and Britney Cloer dropped opening round pre-qualifying matches on Wednesday at the ITA Southeast Regional held on the Wake Forest University campus.
Dougherty dropped a three-set decision to Middle Tennessee State's Alex Dachos, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Cloer retired in her match against Tennessee Tech's Tatiana Denezhkina after dropping the first set 6-4.
Thursday's qualifying bracket action will see Cloer try to return for doubles action along with her partner Jess Eblen at approximately 2 pm. Alejandra Guerra and Arielle VonStrolley will also have a doubles match at approximately 3 pm. VonsStrolley will also open singles play at approximately 9:30 am. Valerie Behr will play in a singles match at 8 am and then return for doubles action at approximately 4 pm alongside Dougherty.
Guerra, who became the first Spartan to ever receive a preseason ranking from the ITA last month, will not being singles play until the main singles bracket gets underway later in the weekend.
Opening Round Prequal
Amelia Harris (UL) d. Lisa Wilkinson (WIN) 6-4, 6-4; Alex Dachos (MTSU) d. Lucy Dougherty (UNCG) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2; Karina Kedzo (ETSU) d. Sonia Anand (WOFF) 6-1, 6-4; Ryann Cutillo (WAKE) d. Alena Krutkina (TTU) 6-0, 6-0; Andrea Herrera (MTSU) d. Linzie Mabrey (UNC) 6-3, 6-3; Jenny Gomez (GWU) d. Pender Sessoms (NCST) 6-0, 6-1; Hailey Hemm (UNC) d. Emilia Milovanovic (USCUP) 6-4, 6-2; Tatiana Denezhkina (TTU) d. Britney Cloer (UNCG) 6-4, retired.
Second Round Prequal (winners advance to qualifying draw)
Amelia Harris (UL) d. Alex Dachos (MTSU) 6-2, 6-2; Ryann Cutillo (WAKE) d. Karina Kedzo (ETSU) 6-3, 6-1; Hailey Hemm (UNC) d. Tatiana Denezhkina (TTU) 6-2, 7-6; Andrea Herrera (MTSU) d. Jenny Gomez (GWU) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
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