Tereza Bekerova is seeded third, tops among the Utes
Oct. 8, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY -Utah will send seven student-athletes this week (Oct. 9-13) to the 2013 USTA/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Mountain Region Championships hosted by UNLV at its Fertitta Tennis Complex.
Tereza Bekerova is seeded third and Sarah Pham is ranked fourth among the top eight players in the tournament. Callie Craig is seeded in the 9-16 range and will also receive a bye in the first round. Luisa Gerstner Da Rosa, Lucia Kovarcikova, Sarah Richter and Erica Valimaki are all involved in first-round action.
Last year's event saw Pham, seeded third, fall in the final to UNLV's No. 2 seed Aleksandra Josifoska, 6-3, 6-4. Josifoska is the top seed this year while teammate Lucia Batta, who won this tournament in 2010, is the second seed.
In doubles play last year, the duo of Paige Miles and Bekerova upset top-seeded and defending champions Veronica Popovici and Simona Synkova of Wyoming, 8-5.
This is the fourth consecutive year that the ITA women's event will be held in Las Vegas with members from 19 teams facing off on 12 courts in both singles and doubles action.
Thursday, Oct. 10 - Second Round doubles, Second Round and Third Round singles
Friday, Oct. 11 - Round of 16 and Quarterfinal Round doubles, Consolation doubles, Round of 16 singles, Consolation singles and added singles matches
Saturday, Oct. 12 - Semifinal doubles, Consolation doubles, Quarterfinal singles, Semifinal singles, Consolation singles, Added singles matches
Sunday, Oct. 13 - Doubles Final, Consolation doubles, Singles Final, Consolation singles, Added singles matches