Huskies Complete ITA Regional Tournament

Ivona Gorgioski with tennis racket

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Michigan Tech women's tennis team closed out the ITA Midwest Regional Tournament hosted by Davenport University on Sunday. The three-day event featured multiple singles and doubles competition.

Junior Ivona Gorgioski picked up wins in her first two singles matches, defeating Willemien Coetzee of Davenport 6-2, 6-1 in the first match. Gorgioski then advanced to the round of 16 with a solid contest against Hannah Burth of the University of Missouri- St. Louis. Final set scores were 6-1, 6-0 in Friday's second match. Gorgioski then fell to Viktoriya Zheleva Saturday 6-1, 6-0.

Freshman Dominika Bobik won her first match Friday topping Vera Griva of Grand Valley State in a thrilling three set match 6-7 (3), 7-5, and 10-8. Unfortunately, in Friday's second match, Maria Solnyshkina of Indianapolis prevailed 6-4, 6-1 to advance.

Freshman Neva Manas lost her first match Friday to Anna Novikova Friday 6-0, 6-0, but bounced back nicely with a 6-3, 6-2 win in the consolation bracket over Miller of SVSU. Manas proceeded to upend Pereyra of Findlay 6-2, 6-2, to get to the round of eight before narrowly falling to Sredojevic in three sets 2-6, 6-4, 10-4.

Sophomore Mirna Golac picked up a win in the first round of B singles against Georgie Cupper 6-3, 6-1 before suffering a 7-5, 6-4 loss to Chloe Weihs in the next round.

Sophomore Samantha Johnson lost her first-round match against Olivia Hanover of Grand Valley State 6-1, 6-1, but like Manas, rebounded well in the consolation portion of the B singles bracket. She topped Malpass of Lake Superior State 6-4, 1-6, 10-4 to advance to the round of 16. Johnson then fell to Dowden 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to end her tournament run.

Freshman Lauren Opalewski had a strong opening day on Friday with a pair of wins to punch her ticket to the round of 16. Opalewski recorded a 6-0, 6-1 win against Riley Gilman of Lake Superior State before defeating Taylor Lighty of Findlay 6-1, 6-3. Opalweski came up short in her next match on Saturday, dropping a hard fought 6-4, 6-4 decision to Valiaeve.

In the B doubles portion of the tournament, the Huskies saw some success on Friday with two of their teams advancing. Johnson and Golac teamed up to defeat Gimbel and Kirov of Findlay 8-3. On the other half of the bracket, Bobik and Opalewski got past Nieto and Lighty of Findlay for an 8-4 decision in their favor. Johnson and Golac were unable to advance in their next match but Bobik and Opalewski generated another 8-1 win over Nelson and Coetzee of Davenport 8-1 followed by an 8-5 triumph against Matthews and Matthews of Hillsdale to reach the semifinals before being eliminated from the B doubles consolation bracket.

The Huskies will return to team play this weekend when they travel to Ashland University for a GLIAC match Saturday at 10 a.m. eastern time followed by a conference showdown at Wayne State Sunday at 10 a.m. Full results through Saturday's contest can be viewed at the link above. It will automatically be updated with Sunday's results once they are available.