FORT WORTH (10/17/03) -- Three players on the North Texas women’s tennis team advanced to the second round of the ITA Southwest Regional Championships on Friday.
Ingrid Stockinger, Kelli Royer and Ashley Sammis all won their first match in the opening round of 128 players before falling in the second round of 64. Stockinger defeated Texas Tech’s Katja Kovacic (6-4, 6-4), Royer defeated Zdenka Puflerova (6-3, 6-2) and Sammis defeated Sam Houston State’s Mounia Hassib (6-2, 6-3).
Krysta Lee and Royer led North Texas in doubles with an 8-6 win over Louisiana-Monroe’s Gayne and Yenyk in the first round of 64 teams and will compete in the second round tomorrow.
Friday marked the opening day of competition at the ITA Southwest Regionals, being played at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center Oct. 17-20. The championships are the third and final tournament on North Texas’ fall schedule. Tournament play continues tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.
North Texas Results
Round of 128
Teodora Spirta (UTEP) d. Krysta Lee (NT), 6-1, 6-2
Ingrid Stockinger (NT) d. Katja Kovacic (TT), 6-4, 6-4
Camila Caliari (LSU) d. Megan Schmulbach, 6-3, 6-0
Kelli Royer (NT) d. Zdenka Puflerova (SEL), 6-3, 6-2)
Ashley Sammis (NT) d. Mounia Hassib (SHSU), 6-2, 6-3
Julie Smekodub (TU) d. Katherine Harris (NT), 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
Round of 64
Ana Saaibi (TU) d. Ingrid Stockinger (NT), 6-2, 6-2
Saber Pierce (TCU) d. Kelli Royer (NT), 6-0, 6-4
Lauren Walker (TAMU) d. Ashley Sammis (NT), 6-1, 6-4
Round 1 Consolation
Jenny Langer (SMU) d. Krysta Lee (NT), 6-3, 6-1
Biljana Dimovska (UH) d. Megan Schmulbach (NT), 6-0, 6-1
Anete Rozkalne (UTA) d. Katherine Harris (NT), 6-3, 6-1
Round of 64
Kovacic/Wagley (TT) d. Sammis/Stockinger (NT), 8-2
Lee/Royer (NT) d. Gayne/Yenke (ULM), 8-6
Erausquin/Fuhrig (UTSA) d. Harris/Schmulbach (NT), 8-6