Cerezo-Codina, Novotna into quarterfinals at ITA Regionals

ITA Atlantic Regional
Tournament Page & Updated Draws

BLACKSBURGElena Cerezo-Codina and No. 56 Natalie Novotna advanced into the singles quarterfinals for the Virginia Tech women’s tennis team on Sunday afternoon at the 2017 ITA Atlantic Regional Championships.

Cerezo-Codina opened the day with a straight set win over Radford’s Lottie Meszaros with scores of 6-3, 6-1. She followed up with a decisive 6-2, 6-2 decision against Brooke Pilkington of Delaware. Cerezo-Codina will face William & Mary’s Olivia Thaler.

Tech’s 58th-ranked Novotna downed Liberty’s Evangeline Crist 6-2, 6-1 to open the day. The Tech sophomore followed up with a solid 6-2, 6-2 win over Richmond’s Emily Dunbar. In the quarterfinals, Novotna will square off against Old Dominion’s Natalie Vlasova.

Caroline Daxhelet battled for the Hokies on Sunday, picking up a 6-1, 6-3 win over Liberty’s Ashley Bongart in the first match. In the round of 16, Daxhelet faced UVA’s 74th-ranked Cassie Mercer. Giving up the first set 4-6, Daxhelet rolled in the second to win it 6-0. In the final set the two battled and were tied at 6-6 to force the tiebreak, but Mercer secured it 7-6(4).

The Hokies will be back on the court no earlier than noon on Monday, Oct. 16 in the quarterfinal round of singles.

Singles Main Draw
Elena Cerezo-Codina (VT) def. Lottie Meszaros (RU) 6-3, 6-1
Cerezo-Codina (VT) def. Brooke Pilkington (UD) 6-2, 6-2

#56 Natalie Novotna (VT) def. Evangeline Crist (Lib) 6-2, 6-1
#56 Novotna (VT) def. Emily Dunbar (UR) 6-2, 6-2

Caroline Daxhelet (VT) def. Ashley Bongart (Lib) 6-1, 6-3
#74 Cassie Mercer (UVA) def. Daxhelet (VT) 6-4, 0-6, 7-6(4)

#34 Rosie Johanson (UVA) def. Nika Kozar (VT) 6-2, 6-1

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