Oct. 20, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The 12th-ranked doubles team of Mara Schmidt and Krisztina Kapitany punched their ticket to the Main Draw doubles semifinals with an 8-3 quarterfinal victory Sunday at the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships. The Boilermaker duo moves on for a 6:30 p.m. CT contest against No. 58 Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine of Louisville on Monday.
Schmidt and Kapitany, who were tabbed as the No. 1 seed, picked up their fifth win of the fall campaign with an 8-3 dismantling of Stefanie Mikez and Anki Wind of Memphis. Their semifinal opponent, fifth-seeded Fellerhoff and Shine, have posted mirror scores to the Purdue pair en route to Monday’s match, winning 8-2, 8-1 and 8-3.
At the other half of the draw it will be No. 32 and second-seeded Nadia Ravita and Caitlin McGraw of Kentucky versus Memphis’ sixth-seeded Alyssa Hibberd and Caroline Wegner. Finals will take place Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
In the Main Draw singles Round of 32, Schmidt dropped a tight-fought decision to Kentucky’s Caitlin McGraw, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), to force an early exit for the fourth-seeded Boilermaker. Kapitany, who fell in her opening match Saturday, dropped into the 32-player Back Draw. She was awarded a walkover from Andreea Bandileanu of Miami (Ohio) in her first match. The sophomore was unable to advance, suffering a three-set loss to Louisville’s Cassie Pough, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, in the Round of 16.
The USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Championships Tournament Central page hosted by Memphis will offer updated draws and a live blog throughout the event. Results will be tweeted on @UofMTennis as they become available. A dozen sites across the country are chosen to host a USTA/ITA Regional Championship during a window spanning Oct. 9-23 and feature some of the top women's players from across the country.
Main Draw Doubles
No. 12 Mara Schmidt/Krisztina Kapitany (Purdue) def. Stefanie Mikez/Anki Wind (Memphis), 8-3
Main Draw Singles
Round of 32
Caitlin McGraw (Kentucky) def. No. 125 Mara Schmidt (Purdue), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2)
Back Draw Singles
Round of 32
Krisztina Kapitany (Purdue) def. Andreea Bandileanu (Miami (Ohio)), walkover
Round of 16
Cassie Pough (Louisville) def. Krisztina Kapitany (Purdue), 3-6, 7-5, 6-4