Dons go the distance at regionals

The USF women’s tennis team traveled to Palo Alto, California to compete in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Women’s Northwest Regionals from Oct. 18-20. The three-day tournament saw 21 schools compete in a 128 women’s singles draw and a 32-team women’s doubles draw. 

Seniors Amber Del Rosario and Emily Maxfield qualified for positions in the main draw. 

In the first round, Del Rosario faced Madeline Lamoreaux of the Eastern Washington University Eagles. Despite playing a tightly-contested first set, Del Rosario was beaten 7-5, 6-3. 

Later on in the day, Maxfield battled the hosts and defending champions as she played Stanford University Cardinal Naomie Rosenburg. Both women battled for dominance in the first set, but Maxfield found her footing and beat Rosenburg, 7-5, 6-1. 

In the round of 64, Maxfield staved off a second-round exit as she beat Nika Zupanic of the University of Washington Huskies, 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-0. 

Hoping to punch her ticket to the round of 16, Maxfield was eliminated by No. 6 Julia Rosenqvist of the UC Berkeley Golden Bears, 6-3, 6-2. 

Maxfield returned to the court for doubles action as she teamed with junior Mya Bui. The duo of upperclassmen emerged victorious in a hard-fought battle against Radina Dimitrova and Jelena Lukic of the University of Portland Pilots, 8-5.  

In the round of 32, Maxfield and Bui faced the No. 1 duo Rosenqvist and Olivia Hauger from UC Berkeley. The Dons gave their all, going so far as to push the match to a decisive tiebreak. In the end, the Golden Bears triumphed over the Dons by a score of 8-7(5). 

USF women’s tennis team will end their season by competing in the Santa Clara Hidden Duel from Nov. 1-3.


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