The Long Beach State women's tennis team will travel to San Diego this weekend to compete in its final tournament of the fall season, the ITA West Regionals, which will take place Oct. 17-21. Play for the first two days will take place at the Barnes Tennis Center in Point Loma before moving to the Aztec Tennis Center on the campus of San Diego State for play from Saturday through Monday.
The 49ers begin play tomorrow as players will compete in both singles and doubles matches. Sophomore Ebba Unden received the highest seed for LBSU in singles as she was placed at No. 15. She received a first-round bye and will face the winner of Megan Sandford (Cal State Fullerton) and Kaiulani Boyer (UCSB). Freshman Julie Gerard also received a first-round bye and she will face USC's Paige Keating. Gabriela Tilkeridisova will play the winner of the match between UC Riverside's Jasmine Almaguer and SDSU's Tamitha Nguyen. Junior Karolina Rozenberg drew a first-round match against UCSB's Priscila Garcia. The winner of that match moves on to play Catherine Harrison of UCLA. Hayley Thompson received a bye and will play the winner of the match between San Diego's Shani Blecher and Lisa Piller of LMU. Freshman Maeva Razakasoa will play Paulina Petriskova of Hawai'i while Laura Eales faces off with Pattarapor Salirathavibhaga of Pepperdine. Finally, Holly Reid will play Isabelle Hoorn of San Diego State.
In doubles play, 59th-ranked duo Ebba Unden and Karolina Rozenberg received the No. 5 seed and await the winner of LMU's Norlin/Rohonyi and Grand Canyon's Gunuganti/Van de Velde. Holly Reid and Hayley Thompson will play their first round match against Hawai'i pair Nguyen/Suworowa while Laura Eales and Gabriela Tilkeridisova play Arizona's James/Marker. Julie Gerard and Maeva Razakasoa will face Loyola Marymount duo Grossman/Perez.
The regional features teams from across southern California, Arizona and Hawai'i and includes players from the Big West, Pac-12, Mountain West and West Coast conferences. First serve is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
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