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Karaklis leads Roadrunners at USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships
Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 10/21/2013
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FORT WORTH — Nicole Karaklis advanced to the semifinals of the consolation singles draw to lead UTSA at last weekend's USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships.

After dropping her opening match of the tournament on Thursday, the sophomore transfer from Incarnate Word reeled off four consecutive victories before falling to UT Arlington's Angeles De Los Rios in straight sets (6-0, 6-0).

Karaklis defeated Texas State's Eva Dench in three sets (5-6[2], 6-5[4], 10-3) before going the distance with Incarnate Word's Jennifer Betancourt (4-6, 6-0, 10-8). She advanced to the semifinals due to a pair of injuries, first to TCU's Monika Sirilova (withdrew) followed by UT Arlington's Christine Foote (4-3, retired).

Jacobea Junger and Miriam Rosell Canudas both won their first two singles matches on the opening day to advance to the third round of the main draw.

Junger opened play with a 6-4, 6-0 defeat of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Stefania Nicolai and she followed that with a straight sets triumph (6-4, 6-1) against Texas Tech's Rashmi Teltumbde. The sophomore from Stuttgart, Germany, saw her run end with a 6-0, 7-6, 6-2 setback to Texas A&M's Anna Mamalat.

Meanwhile, Rosell Canudas handed Sam Houston State's Karen Martinez a 6-1, 6-1 loss and she then downed Texas Tech's Beatriz Santos in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. The freshman from Barcelona, Spain, saw her tournament come to an end with a 6-2, 7-6 loss to Texas State's Jessica Kahts.

The duos of Isabelle Jonsson and Rosell Canudas and Daniela Garcia-Diaz and Junger both advanced to the consolation quarterfinals with a pair of wins following opening-round losses in doubles play.

UTSA will return to the courts on Saturday at the Texas State Play Date in San Marcos.


USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championships
Bayard Friedman Tennis Center (Fort Worth, Texas)
Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 17-20

Singles
First Round
Lina Hallgren (UTSA) def. Emily Conrad (ACU) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Jacobea Junger (UTSA) def. Stefania Nicolai (TAMUCC) 6-4, 6-0
Miriam Rosell Canudas (UTSA) def. Karen Martinez (SHSU) 6-1, 6-1
Ksenia Bardabush (UNT) def. Daniela Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) 6-2, 6-3
Kim Anicete (RICE) def. Irene Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) 6-0, 7-6
Liat Zimmermann (RICE) def. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Steph Nguyen (RICE) def. Nicole Karaklis (UTSA) 6-0, 6-7, 7-5
Kaysie Hermsdorf (ACU) def. Miranda Poile (UTSA) 6-2, 6-3
Makenzie Craft (BU) def. Alena Shichkova (UTSA) 6-1, 6-3

Second Round
Jacobea Junger (UTSA) def. Rashmi Teltumbde (TTU) 6-4, 6-1
Miriam Rosell Canudas (UTSA) def. Beatriz Santos (TTU) 6-3, 6-2
Vaszilisza Bulgakova (SMU) def. Lina Hallgren (UTSA) 6-0, 6-2

Third Round
Anna Mamalat (TAMU) def. Jacobea Junger (UTSA) 6-0, 6-7, 6-2
Jessica Kahts (TXST) def. Miriam Rosell Canudas (UTSA) 6-2, 7-6

Consolation First Round
Irene Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) def. Imke Jagau (SHSU) 7-5, 6-4
Daniela Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) def. Christel Amsallem (UTPA) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6
Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) def. Ekaterina Tugarinova (UTA) 6-5, 6-3
Nicole Karaklis (UTSA) def. Eva Dench (TXST) 5-6(2), 6-5(4), 10-3
Alena Shichkova (UTSA) def. Bella Costa (SHSU) 6-4, 6-3
Pippa Horn (UT) def. Miranda Poile (UTSA) 6-0, 6-1

Consolation Second Round
Nicole Karaklis (UTSA) def. Jennifer Betancourt (UIW) 4-6, 6-0, 10-8
Karen Martinez (SHSU) def. Daniela Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) 6-0, 6-3
Alexis Thoma (UNT) def. Irene Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) 6-0, 6-1
Lana Groenvynck (UT) def. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) 1-6, 6-3, 14-12
Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Alena Shichkova (UTSA) 6-1, 6-2

Consolation Third Round
Nicole Karaklis (UTSA) def. Monika Sirilova (TCU) WD (injury)

Consolation Quarterfinals
Nicole Karaklis (UTSA) def. Christine Foote (UTA) 4-3, retired (injury)

Consolation Semifinals
Angeles De Los Rios (UTA) def. Nicole Karaklis (UTSA) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles
First Round
Hallgren/Shichkova (UTSA) def. Conrad/Marjanovic (ACU) 8-4
Anicete/Nguyen (RICE) def. Gandara Gonzalez/Karaklis (UTSA) 8-3
Martinez/Mortimore (SHSU) def. Garcia-Diaz/Junger (UTSA) 8-5
Collins/Pieratt (TXST) def. Jonsson/Rosell Canudas (UTSA) 8-4

Second Round
Generette/Sanford (BU) def. Hallgren/Shichkova (UTSA) 8-1

Consolation First Round
Gandara Gonzalez/Karaklis (UTSA) def. Burgues (TAMUCC)/Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) WD (injury)
Jonsson/Rosell Canudas (UTSA) def. Betancourt/Savedra (UIW) 6-1

Consolation Third Round
Garcia-Diaz/Junger (UTSA) def. Beguelin/Ranzahuer (UTPA) 6-2
Jonsson/Rosell Canudas (UTSA) def. Cordero/Galieva (UNT) 6-2
Dench/Kahts (TXST) def. Gandara Gonzalez/Karaklis (UTSA) 6-0

Consolation Quarterfinals
Deheza/Strickland (TAMU) def. Garcia-Diaz/Junger (UTSA) 6-3
Craft/Leatu (BU) def. Jonsson/Rosell Canudas (UTSA) 6-3

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