Colorado Continues to Improve
SAN DIEGO, and SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – After day three of Battle in the Bay and UTSA Intercollegiate Championships the Buffs have continued to improve, winning three matches between the two tournaments.
The morning started how day two was supposed to before the cancellation due to rain with doubles matches from Pia Rebec and Elys Ventura, and Carri Hayes and Betina Tokac. Rebec and Ventura battled but ultimately came up short against Safiya Carrington and Kristina Novak from Oklahoma State 6-4. Hayes and Tokac met a similar end losing 6-3 to Andjela Skrobonja and Zoe Olmos from San Diego State.
Rebec in her second career singles match as a Buff continued to improve against Cal State Fullerton's Sein Myoung. Even with the improvement from the first day Rebec still fell in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.
As the action began up the coast Aya El Sayed and Mila Stanojevic also saw improvement from their first doubles match. They got out to a quick start and did not let up winning 6-1 over San Francisco's Qianer Qiu and Alicia Yue.
Both El Sayed and Stanojevic would then return to the court for singles in the consolation quarterfinals, but the results would not be the same. Stanojevic lost in straight sets to Florida State's Mariia Vyshkina 6-3, 6-3. El Sayed on the other hand kept the winning going in the first third set win for the Buffs this season, defeating Camille Kiss 7-5, 1-6, 12-10 to advance to the consolation semifinals.
Back in San Diego Tokac and Ventura had extra matches to continue improving and growing this weekend. Ventura got her first win of the season against Silvia Maria Costache from Kansas. She fought through a tight first set but found a way to come out on top 6-4. Ventura took that momentum into the second set to finish in straight sets, winning 6-2. Tokac took a different route. She came out firing winning every game of the first set going 6-0. The second set would be a different story, going to a tiebreaker that would go to Zoe Olmos 7-6 (4). After the second set Tokac would be forced to retire due to injury.
El Sayed would return for the final match of the day in the consolation semifinals against Pepperdine's Anna Campana. In her third match of the day El Sayed would run out of gas falling in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.
The Buffs will return to the courts tomorrow at Battle in the Bay and UTSA Intercollegiate Championships. This will be the final day of both tournaments.
Battle in the Bay
Katerina Filip/Erin Richardson (SF) def. Aya El Sayed/Mil Stanojevic (CU) 8-5
Aya El Sayed/Mil Stanojevic (CU) def. Qianer Qiu/Alicia Yue (SF) 6-1
Lucia Peyre (OKST) def. Mila Stanojevic (CU) 6-2, 6-1
Ange Oby Kajuru (OKST) def. Aya El Sayed (CU) 6-3, 6-3
Mila Stanojevic (CU) def. Margaret Polk (TCU) 6-1, 6-0
Aya El Sayed (CU) def. Hana Gamracy (SF) 6-0, 6-4
Aya El Sayed (CU) def. Camille Kiss (UCSB) 7-5, 1-6, 12-10
Mariia Vyshkina (FSU) def. Mila Stanojevic (CU) 6-3, 6-3
Anna Campana (PEP) def. Aya El Sayed (CU) 6-1, 6-4
UTSA Intercollegiate Championships
Safiya Carrington/Kristina Novak (OKST) def. Pia Rebec/Elys Ventura (CU) 6-4
Zoe Olmos/Andjela Skrobonja (SDSU) def. Hayes/Tokac (CU) 6-3
Isabelle Lee (USC) def. Pia Rebec (CU) 6-3, 7-5
Filippa Bruu-Syversen (USD) def. Elys Ventura (CU) 6-1, 6-4
Sloane Morra (USC) def. Betina Tokac (CU) 6-4, 7-5
Sein Myoung (CSF) def. Pia Rebec (CU) 6-2, 6-3
Elys Ventura (CU) def. Silvia Maria Costache (KS) 6-4, 6-2
Zoe Olmos (SDSU) def. Betina Tokac (CU) 0-6, 7-6 (4), Retired