Amiri, SBU Doubles Team Earn Wins At ITA Regional
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – St. Bonaventure women's tennis freshman Fatya Amiri and the doubles team of senior Manuela Marin-Salcedo and freshman Marissa Brossard each earned a win at the USTA/ITA Division I Women's Northeast Regional Championship at Yale University over the weekend.
Playing out of the main singles draw, Amiri defeated the University of Connecticut's Alexa Gregory in straight sets Saturday morning, 7-5; 6-0. With the win, Amiri advanced to the Round of 64 on Sunday morning but fell to Binghamton's Jillian Santos, 6-2; 6-3. Santos received a bye out of the opening round.
As for Marin-Salcedo and Brossard, the duo opened the Regional with an 8-2 win on Friday afternoon over the University of Albany. However, the team dropped its next match, 8-1, to Fairfield on Saturday morning of the single-elimination tournament.
The other SBU doubles team of Amiri and junior Amanda Pallikunnel dropped its opening match on Friday to Drexel, 8-4.
Brossard also competed in singles, where she fell on Saturday morning to Stony Brook's Katherine Hanson in straight sets, 6-3; 7-5.
This was one of 12 Regionals nationwide in advance of the ITA National Championship, which takes place Nov. 3-6 in Flushing, N.Y. The field featured the best Division I women's tennis players from across the Northeast.
The event culminated the fall schedule for the women as they will return to action in spring on Jan. 28 with a home match against Pittsburgh.