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Kilgo, Malysheva Advance To Consolation Quarterfinals At Regionals

Sofya Malysheva advanced to the consolation singles quarterfinals on Sunday.

October 21, 2012

WACO, Texas - Kenna Kilgo and Sofya Malysheva kept Texas Tech alive at the ITA Texas Regional Championships on Sunday, as the pair each advanced to the consolation singles quarterfinals at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Kilgo and Malysheva both dropped first round matches in the main draw, but have turned it around on the back draw. Kilgo toppled Ilona Serchenko of North Texas, 7-5, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals, while Malysheva won her third straight match with 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7) win over North Texas' Emelia Box. The pair resume play on Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Samantha Adams, who is ranked No. 76 nationally, advanced to the quarterfinals of the main draw after using a straight, 6-2, 6-2 win over Texas A&M's Stefanie Hristov. Adams' run ended in the quarterfinals, where she fell to No. 17 Cristina Stancu of Texas A&M, 6-3, 7-5.

Elizabeth Ullathorne had her eight-match winning streak snapped in the Round of 16 by Baylor's Ema Burgic, 6-1, 6-0.

Texas Tech advance three doubles squads to the Round of 16 of the main draw, but only one survived on Sunday. The tandem of Nikki Sanders and Rashmi Teltumbde upset TCU's No. 16 duo of Millie Nichols and Olivia Smith, 8-6. The Tech pair will now face the sixth-seeded team of Aerial Ellis and Noell Scott at 9 a.m. on Monday in the quarterfinals of the doubles event.

ITA Texas Regional Championships / Waco, Texas
Main Draw Singles
Round of 16

(8) #76 Samantha Adams (TT) def. (17) Stefania Hristov (A&M), 6-2, 6-2
(7) Ema Burgic (BU) def. (17) Elizabeth Ullathorne (TT), 6-1, 6-0

(3) #17 Cristina Stancu (A&M) def. (8) #76 Samantha Adams (TT), 6-3, 7-5
Consolation Singles
Fourth Round

Kenna Kilgo (TT) def. Ilona Serchenko (UNT), 7-5, 6-2
Sofya Malysheva (TT) def. Emelia Box (UNT), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)

Kenna Kilgo (TT) vs. Melissa Haddad (TSU), 10:30 a.m. Monday
Sofya Malysheva (TT) vs. Kseniya Bardabush (UNT), 10:30 a.m. Monday
Main Draw Doubles
Round of 16

Stefania Hristov / Cristina Stancu (A&M) def. (1) #6 Samantha Adams / Kenna Kilgo (TT), 9-7
(3) #8 Natalie Beazant / Dominique Harmath (Rice) def.  Caroline Starck / Elizabeth Ullathorne (TT), 8-4
Nikki Sanders / Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) def. (4) #16 Millie Nichols / Olivia Smith (TCU), 8-6

Nikki Sanders / Rashmi Teltumbde (TT) vs. (6) Aerial Ellis / Noell Scott (UT), 9 a.m. Monday



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