MINERS
UTEP Tennis Completes Competition at the ITA Tourney

Head coach Mark Roberts

Head coach Mark Roberts

Oct. 18, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas - Senior Rebeca Calvillo fell to No. 97 Jordaan Sanford of Baylor, 6-0, 6-0, in the round of 32 at the 2013 ITA Regional tournament hosted by TCU on Friday morning at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Courts.

Head coach Mark Roberts, along with Calvillo and junior Davina Meza, will return to the Sun City after two days of competition.

"This tournament was a good opportunity for Rebeca and Davina to play against all the top players in our region," Roberts said. "We won matches we were supposed to win and lost matches against several ranked opponents. Unfortunately we didn't cause any upsets, but it was a good experience for us and Rebeca and Davina have to believe they can win against players of this caliber."

On day one of the tournament, Calvillo and Meza won their first doubles match, defeating North Texas' Ana Sofia Cordero and Kamilla Galieva, 8-3, in the round of 64. The round of 32 was different story as the duo fell to No. 41 Breaunna Addison and Pippa Horn of Texas, 8-5.

In singles action on Thursday in the round of 128, Calvillo clipped Christina Rodriguez of the Incarnate Word, 6-0, 6-1. Calvillo would advance to the round of 32 when her opponent, Saska Gavrilovska of Texas A&M, did not compete due to illness.

Meza defeated Solo Zinko of Rice in a hard-fought match, 7-6, 7-6 in the round of 128, but fell to Baylor's Blair Shankle, 6-2, 6-2, in the next round.

"Rebeca and Davina will have more opportunities against great players and as they grow," Roberts added. "I know they will find ways to win at this level. They are both great players, they just need to keep working on little things in practice to help themselves improve to the next level."

The Miners will complete their fall season when they travel to Albuquerque, N.M. to complete at The Lobo Fall Invitational. The three-day event will start Friday, Nov. 1 through Nov. 3.

 

 

Doubles

Round of 64: Calvillo/Meza def. Condero/Galieva (North Texas), 8-3

Round of 32: No. 41 Addison/Horn (Texas) def. Calvillo/Meza, 8-5

Singles

Round of 128: Meza def. Zinko (Rice), 7-6, 7-6

Round of 64: Shankle (Baylor) def. Meza, 6-2, 6-2

Round of 128: Calvillo def. Rodriguez (Incarnate Word), 6-0, 6-1

Round of 64: Calvillo def. Gavrilovska (Texas A&M), Wo (inj)

Round of 32: No. 97 Sanford (Baylor) def. Calvillo, 6-0, 6-0