Women's Tennis Struggles on Day One at ITA West Regionals

Oct. 18, 2007

SAN DIEGO, CA - The Cal State Fullerton women's tennis team struggled out of the gates during day one of the 2007 ITA West Regionals co-hosted by San Diego State and the University of San Diego on Thursday.

Freshman Karina Akhmedova posted the Titans' lone victory on the afternoon in singles play, defeating SDSU's Ozge Atalay in straight sets, 7-6 (4), 6-1. Akhmedova would then fall to the tournament's No. 2 seed, UCLA's Riza Zalameda, 6-1, 6-1.

Junior Shelly Injejikian and sophomore Jerusha Cruz earned bye's into the second round, but fell to UNLV's Kristina Nedeltcheva (6-1, 6-0), the No. 16 seed, and USD's Monica Wiesener (6-0, 6-1), the No. 14 seed, respectively.

Teammates Ashley Litchfield, Erin Wiesener, and Cheyenne Inglis all lost in the first round.

In doubles play, only one of the three Titan duos are alive as the team of Wiesener and Litchfield are into the second round after a bye. They will meet San Diego State's Holly Bagshaw and Eliska Krausova on Friday morning at 9 a.m.

Complete brackets after day one can be found via San Diego State's website by clicking here.

ITA WEST REGIONALS - DAY ONE
Singles First Round
Sisse Nielsen (SDSU) def. Erin Wiesener (CSF), 7-5, 6-1
Jerusha Cruz (CSF), Bye
Deborah Armstrong (LBSU) def. Cheyenne Inglis (CSF), 6-0, 6-1
Jane Huh (ARIZ) def. Ashley Litchfield (CSF), 6-2, 6-0
Shelly Injejikian (CSF) Bye
Karina Akhmedova (CSF) def. Ozge Atalay (SDSU), 7-6 (4), 6-1

Singles Second Round
Monica Wiesener (USD) def. Jerusha Cruz (CSF), 6-0, 6-1
Kristina Nedeltcheva (UNLV) def. Shelly Injejikian (CSF), 6-1, 6-0
Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. Karina Akhmedova (CSF), 6-1, 6-1

Doubles First Round
Litchfield/Wiesener (CSF), Bye
Bandere/Bhargava (PEP) def. Akhmedova/Cruz (CSF), 8-0
Lindstrand/Mouly (USD) def. Inglis/Injejikian (CSF), 8-5