In the first round of games, senior Rocio Diaz was the only Golden Eagle to register a win. Diaz opened her match with a 6-2 victory, but then fell 4-6 in the second set to force a tiebreaker. Diaz convincingly won the tiebreaker 10-2 to claim victory. Junior Ali Dawson, sophomore Laia Hernandez Soler and junior Ana Pimienta also played in the first round, but were defeated. Dawson fell 6-1, 6-2, while Hernandez Soler and Pimienta lost 6-3 in both sets.
During the second round of games, Hernandez Soler put up a bigger fight. Hernandez Soler pushed the first set to five games but fell 7-5, and lost the second game 6-2. Pimienta had the most convincing win of the tournament, defeating her opponent 6-0, 6-1.
Junior Vanessa Foltinger made it to the semifinals of the white singles division. Foltinger lost her first set 6-2, but battled back to win the second set 7-6. In the tiebreaker, Foltinger couldn’t get a point and lost 10-0.
Pimienta and sophomore Erin Gebes competed in the blue doubles division and played two matches in the opening round. Their first match was a battle, but they ended up losing 9-7. In the second match of the day, Pimienta and Gebes won 8-6.
Dawson and Hernandez Soler played a doubles match where they fell 8-4. Sophomore Aleeza Kanner and Diaz also competed in doubles play, defeating their opponents 8-6.
The men’s team is competing in the ITA Pre-Qualifying tournament in Tulsa, Okla., this week, while the women’s team prepares for the ITA Regional Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 10-14.