Utah State freshman Sasha Pisareva went 2-0 in singles, highlighting the Aggies’ success at the ITA Regionals in Salt Lake City on Thursday.
Pisareva had a 6-4, 6-3 victory over BYU's Taylah Beckman in the round of 64 singles and then defeated Wyoming's Elisa Koonik, 6-2, 6-2, to advance to the round of 16.Comment on this story
Also in singles, sophomore Sophia Haleas went to three sets in the round of 64 against Air Force's Meredith Jones, winning the first, 7-6, but losing the next two, 6-1, 6-3. Sophomore Hannah Jones also went to three and won the first, 7-5, but lost the next two, 6-1, 6-1, to Utah's Brianna Turley, the younger sister of former USU netter Lexi Turley. Senior Maggie O'Meara lost 6-3, 7-6 (5) to Northern Arizona's Eirene Granville. Junior Jenna Kane went up against Denver's Bianca Mok, who is No. 87 in the ITA's singles preseason rankings, and lost 6-1, 6-0. Senior Sabrina Demerath rounded out the results for the Aggies with a 6-2, 6-0 loss to Northern Arizona's Hanneke Lodewijks.
In the doubles round of 32, Pisareva and Jones lost 8-3 to Utah's Turley and Margo Pletcher. O'Meara and freshman Alexandra Taylor lost 8-5 to Colorado's Annabelle Andrinopoulos and Linda Huang.
Action continues for Utah State on Friday.
Ashley Springer is a student at Utah State University studying journalism and communication. Springer is an intern with the USU athletic department's media relations.