No. 30 Women’s Tennis Plays Well at ITA Regional Championships

Credit: Isabel Butler
Credit: Isabel Butler

ROME, Ga. - The No. 30 Sewanee women's team saw a total of 45 singles and doubles victories, including winning Flight B Singles at the 2019 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Championships, hosted by Berry College.

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FLIGHT A SINGLES
-No. 29 Catherine Owen and Emma Smith each advanced to the quarterfinals of the main draw. Smith, who earned a bye in the round of 64, defeated Kimia Rahmani of N.C. Wesleyan, 6-1, 6-0, and Emory's Katie Chang, 6-2, 6-0, in the Round of 16.

-The freshman played a three-set match with Christina Watson of Emory, but she ultimately failed, 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-1.

-Owen, who also earned a first round bye, rolled past Gulia Zanutti of N.C. Wesleyan, 6-2, 6-1 and Michelle Adan-Pol of Rhodes, 6-2, 6-2. Adan-Pol finished last season ranked 21st in the region.

-In the quarterfinals against No. 39 Defne Olcay of Emory, the 2019 Southern Athletic Association Player of the Year dropped the match, 6-0, 6-2.

FLIGHT B SINGLES
-In the B Flight, Alexandra Smyth won four matches to win the draw. The Richmond, Va. native won matches against Samantha Lowry of Piedmont (6-4, 6-1), Ansley Turley of Birmingham-Southern (5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (5)) and Ana Aguilar of N.C. Wesleyan (6-0, 6-4), In the championship match, the sophomore defeated Lisette Phillips of Oglethorpe, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

-Smyth won nine singles matches last season and has a career 13-1 record in singles.

-After Nelson Tyer Jones was eliminated in the opening round to Morgan Jenkins of Millsaps, the sophomore went to the consolation flight and win the event.

-She took down Courtney Buffington of Belhaven, 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. She advanced to the final after both players in the quarterfinal match withdrew. In the final, she downed Anna Skowronski of Berry, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

FLIGHT B2 SINGLES
-Freshmen Madeline Cummings and Gracie Hughes each advanced to the final in the draw.

-Cummings won matches over Elizabeth Bielicki of Oglethorpe (6-1, 6-3), Maggie Moody of Piedmont (7-6 (5), 6-1) and Payton Holt of Emory & Henry (3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (3)) to make the final.

-Hughes recorded victories over Morgan Buchholz of Piedmont (6-3, 6-1), Madyson Schreiber of Guilford (6-2, 6-1) and Morris Kelly Clayton of Millsaps (6-2, 6-1).

-The teammates faced off against each other for the championship, and Cummings won the draw with a 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (3) match.

-Kaylin Thompson advanced to the final in the B2 consolation draw after falling in the Round of 16 in the B2 main draw. The sophomore claimed victories over Katie Collar of Birmingham-Southern and Maria Fioletova of Berry.

FLIGHT D SINGLES
-Sydney Wray reached the quarterfinals in the D Draw, defeating Cassidy Ainsworth of Belhaven, 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (3).

FLIGHT A DOUBLES
-In the main doubles draw, #23 Catherine Owen/Ellie Czura won the opening round with an 8-1 win over Alyssa Yager/Katie Collar of BSC. However, the rally ended in the second round with an 8-4 defeat to Grace Gaskin/Morris Kelly Clayton of Millsaps.

-In the consolation draw, Caroline Adams/Darby Duval won three matches to win the draw, defeating Piedmont, 8-4, N.C. Wesleyan, 8-4, and Oglethorpe, 8-2.

FLIGHT B DOUBLES
-In the B draw, Madeline Cummings/Alexandra Smyth and Kaylin Thompson/Sarah Gray each reached the final.

-Cummings/Smyth downed Guilford, 8-6, in the opening round and advanced to the semifinals by default. The duo defeated Piedmont, 8-4, to advance to the finals.

-Thompson/Gray claimed victories over Emory & Henry, 8-0, Piedmont, 8-1, and Millsaps, 8-1 to reach the final.

-The teammates, however, did not face each other in the final of the draw.

SINGLES RESULTS
FLIGHT A
1 Caroline Adams (Sewanee) def. Hannah Dattilo (Oglethorpe) 7-5, 6-4
1 Darby Duval (Sewanee) def. Kathryn Barker (Berry) 7-6 (6-0), 6-1
1 Taylor Sprouse (Sewanee) def. Keileen Cullen (Berry) 7-5, 1-0, retired
1 Morgan Downing (Sewanee) def. Dallas Bennett (Rhodes) 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (8-0)
1 Lauren Wilson (Sewanee) def. Julia Keffer (Belhaven) 6-1, 6-3
1 Abbie Vaughn (Sewanee) def. Faith Van Rengen (Berry) 6-1, 7-5
1 Lilly Stephens (Sewanee) def. Kendall Kramer (Oglethorpe) 6-4, 6-2
2 Alexa Goetz (Emory) def. Lilly Stephens (Sewanee) 6-4, 6-0
2 Christina Watson (Emory) def. Abbie Vaughn (Sewanee) 6-0, 6-1
2 Lauren Yoon (Emory) def. Caroline Adams (Sewanee) 6-3, 7-5
2 Catherine Owen (Sewanee) def. Gulia Zanutti (N.C. Wesleyan) 6-2, 6-1
2 Stephanie Shulman (Emory) def. Darby Duval (Sewanee) 6-1, 6-3
2 Emma Smith (Sewanee) def. Kimia Rahmani (N.C. Wesleyan) 6-1, 6-0
2 Ellie Czura (Sewanee) def. Alyssa Yager (Birmingham-Southern) 6-1, 6-1
2 Michelle Adan-Pol (Rhodes) def. Taylor Sprouse (Sewanee) 6-4, 6-2
2 #39 Defne Olcay (Emory) def. Lauren Wilson (Sewanee) 6-2, 6-3
2 Morgan Downing (Sewanee) def. Caroline Connelly (Piedmont) 6-3, 6-4
3 Christina Watson (Emory) def. Morgan Downing (Sewanee) 6-1, 6-1
3 #29 Catherine Owen (Sewanee) def. Michelle Adan-Pol (Rhodes) 6-2, 6-2
3 Emma Cartledge (Emory) def. Ellie Czura (Sewanee) 7-5, 6-2
3 Emma Smith (Sewanee) def. Katie Chang (Emory) 6-2, 6-0
QF Christina Watson (Emory) def. Emma Smith (Sewanee) 7-6 (1-0), 3-6, 6-1
QF #39 Defne Olcay (Emory) def. #29 Catherine Owen (Sewanee) 6-0, 6-2

FLIGHT B
1 Alexandra Smyth (Sewanee) def. Samantha Lowry (Piedmont) 6-4, 6-1
1 Morgan Jenkins (Millsaps) def. Nelson Tyer Jones (Sewanee) 6-4, 7-5
1 Sarah Gray (Sewanee) def. Tricia Sculco (Rhodes) 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (6-0)
QF Alexandra Smyth (Sewanee) def. Ansley Turley (Birmingham-Southern) 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (5-0)
QF Sarah Gray (Sewanee) def. Emily Enoch (Birmingham-Southern) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (8-0)
SF Alexandra Smyth (Sewanee) def. Ana Aguilar (N.C. Wesleyan) 6-0, 6-4
SF Lisette Phillips (Oglethorpe) def. Sarah Gray (Sewanee) 6-1, 6-2
FI Alexandra Smyth (Sewanee) def. Lisette Phillips (Oglethorpe) 7-6 (5-0), 6-4

FLIGHT B CONSOLATION
QF Nelson Tyer Jones (Sewanee) def. Courtney Buffington (Belhaven) 6-0, 6-0
FI Nelson Tyer Jones (Sewanee) def. Anna Skowronski (Berry) 6-4, 7-6 (4-0)

FLIGHT B2
1 Nicole Halabi (N.C. Wesleyan) def. Kaylin Thompson (Sewanee) 6-3, 6-1
1 Gracie Hughes (Sewanee) def. Morgan Buchholz (Piedmont) 6-3, 6-1
1 Madeline Cummings (Sewanee) def. Elizabeth Bielicki (Oglethorpe) 6-1, 6-3
QF Gracie Hughes (Sewanee) def. Madyson Schreiber (Guilford) 6-2, 6-1
QF Madeline Cummings (Sewanee) def. Maggie Moody (Piedmont) 7-6 (5-0), 6-1
SF Madeline Cummings (Sewanee) def. Payton Holt (Emory & Henry) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (3-0)
SF Gracie Hughes (Sewanee) def. Morris Kelly Clayton (Millsaps) 6-2, 6-1
FI Madeline Cummings (Sewanee) def. Gracie Hughes (Sewanee) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (3-0)

FLIGHT B2 CONSOLATION
QF Kaylin Thompson (Sewanee) def. Katie Collar (Birmingham-Southern) 6-3, 6-3
SF Kaylin Thompson (Sewanee) def. Maria Fioletova (Berry) 6-2, 6-2
FI Morgan Buchholz (Piedmont) def. Kaylin Thompson (Sewanee) 6-2, 6-4

FLIGHT D
1 Sydney Wray (Sewanee) def. Cassidy Ainsworth (Belhaven) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (3-0)
QF Sarah Gray (Sewanee) def. Nicole Barlett (Piedmont) 6-2, 6-3

MATCH PLAY
A Sarah Gray (Sewanee) def. Hannah Pardue (Guilford) 6-0, 6-2
A Sydney Wray (Sewanee) def. Tyler Perry (Piedmont) 8-0

DOUBLES RESULTS
FLIGHT A
1 #23 Catherine Owen/Ellie Czura (Sewanee) def. Alyssa Yager/Katie Collar (Birmingham-Southern) 8-1
1 Caroline Connelly/Megan Waldheim (Piedmont) def. Caroline Adams/Darby Duval (Sewanee) 8-5
1 Lilly Stephens/Abbie Vaughn (Sewanee) def. Hannah Dattilo/Kendall Kramer (Oglethorpe) 8-5
1 Emma Smith/Taylor Sprouse (Sewanee) def. Nicole Halabi/Gulia Zanutti (N.C. Wesleyan) 8-0
2 Katherine McGough/Michelle Adan-Pol (Rhodes) def. Gracie Hughes/Lauren Wilson (Sewanee) 8-3
2 Defne Olcay/Emma Cartledge (Emory) def. Emma Smith/Taylor Sprouse (Sewanee) 8-7 (2-0)
2 Fariza Abdulloeva/Kimia Rahmani (N.C. Wesleyan) def. Lilly Stephens/Abbie Vaughn (Sewanee) 8-1
2 Grace Gaskins/Morris Kelly Clayton (Millsaps) def. #23 Catherine Owen/Ellie Czura (Sewanee) 8-4

FLIGHT A CONSOLATION
QF Nicole Halabi/Gulia Zanutti (N.C. Wesleyan) def. Gracie Hughes/Lauren Wilson (Sewanee) 8-2
QF Caroline Adams/Darby Duval (Sewanee) def. Morgan Buchholz/Imani Vincent (Piedmont) 8-4
SF Caroline Adams/Darby Duval (Sewanee) def. Nicole Halabi/Gulia Zanutti (N.C. Wesleyan) 8-4
FI Caroline Adams/Darby Duval (Sewanee) def. Hannah Dattilo/Kendall Kramer (Oglethorpe) 8-2

FLIGHT B
1 Morgan Downing/Nelson Tyer Jones (Sewanee) def. Margo Koby/Madelyn Savage (Covenant) 8-7 (4-0)
1 Kaylin Thompson/Sarah Gray (Sewanee) def. Logan Graham/Payton Holt (Emory & Henry) 8-0
1 Madeline Cummings/Alexandra Smyth (Sewanee) def. Madyson Schreiber/Delaney Taylor (Guilford) 8-6
QF Marissa Brown/Amelia Christy (Millsaps) def. Morgan Downing/Nelson Tyer Jones (Sewanee) 8-7 (4-0)
QF Madeline Cummings/Alexandra Smyth (Sewanee) def. Emily Holderness/Caroline Yarbrough (Rhodes), by default
QF Kaylin Thompson/Sarah Gray (Sewanee) def. Samantha Lowry/Maggie Moody (Piedmont) 8-1
SF Madeline Cummings/Alexandra Smyth (Sewanee) def. Kara Landsiedel/Dakota Wilkes (Piedmont) 8-4
SF Kaylin Thompson/Sarah Gray (Sewanee) def. Marissa Brown/Amelia Christy (Millsaps) 8-1
FI Madeline Cummings/Alexandra Smyth (Sewanee) vs. Kaylin Thompson/Sarah Gray (Sewanee) -- no result

UP NEXT
The team will gear up for the spring season on Feb. 15 with a doubleheader against Piedmont and Hanover on the Domain.

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