HANOVER, NH - The University at Buffalo women's
tennis team sent two players to the ITA Regionals this past
weekend, putting one into the round of 32.
Senior Diana Popescu and Aleksandra Petrova both picked up wins in the singles draw of the tournament. Popescu had a first round bye, but Petrova picked up a win in the first round over Ryan Reichel from Dartmouth, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the round of 64. Petrova fell in the second round to fourth-seed vicky Brook from Yale, 6-2, 6-2. Popescu won her match over Jamila Paul of Army easily, 6-1, 6-1 to move into the round of 32. Popescu, who was seeded 17th in the singles bracket, lost a tough fought match in the round of 32 to the fifth seed Molly Scott from Dartmouth, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Popescu and Petrova began doubles play in the tournament yesterday, but lost in the first round to Silia DeFilippis and Annie Sullivan of Yale, 9-8 (3).
The Bulls will be back in action on Friday, Nov. 5 when they have their first dual match of the season at Quinnipiac.