Strong First Day For Ferris State Tennis At ITA Regional Championships
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's tennis got off to a good start in the opening day of action at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Midwest Regional Championships on Saturday in Indianapolis.
The event featured 184 participants from 23 Midwest Region schools with the A draw competitors battling for an opportunity to move on to the ITA Cup National Championships.
FSU's Sophie Daavettila and Amiee Reynoso Cupido both qualified for the A draw and earned a first round win to move to the round of 32 before falling to seeded opponents. Daavettila fell 6-3, 0-6 11-9 while Reynoso Cupido dropped a competitive 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 decision.
In the B draw, Ferris State's Parker Nolan and Katherine Earnest remain alive after each went 2-0 in Saturday action. FSU's Kennedy Dumas is also still alive in the C main draw.
In doubles action, the seeded combination of Morgan Waller and Ana Sofia Hernandez Ferrer won their lone match to reach the round of 16 in the doubles A draw. Additionally, in the B draw, the tandem of Nolan and Maria Fernanda Hernandez Ferrer won its lone match as did the combination of Daavettila and Reynoso Cupido.
"I'm so happy with the start of the fall season," said FSU head coach Mark Doren. "Last week, at Davenport, we played outstanding tennis and it has carried over to the weekend. The level of regional players is the highest I've seen in the past six years and our team is showing we are a big part of the high level being played."
Action continues in the ITA Regional Championships on Sunday with the final contests slated for Monday.