NORFOLK, Va. –
The Temple women's tennis team is in action for the last time this fall at the USTAITA Women's Atlantic Regional Championship, being held at Old Dominion on October 21-25, 2011. The Owls sent four players to the competition: Jordan Batey
, Alicia Doms
, Paola Calderon
and Yana Mavrina
Batey, Calderon and Doms opened singles play on Friday, October 21, playing in the Singles Qualifying bracket. All three players picked up wins in the round of 32.
Calderon squared off against Virginia Tech's Katie Blow in the first round, defeating her opponent 6-2, 6-2. The junior went up against Julia Blakeley of George Washington in the next round, falling in three sets, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Batey picked up a win in the first round, 6-1, 6-4, over Margarita Belyakova of Old Dominion, before defeating Mary Chupa of West Virginia, 6-3, 6-3, in the next round. With the win, Batey moves into the main draw.
Doms was also a two-time winner on Friday, opening play with a thrilling 6-2, 6-4 straight-set win over eighth-seeded Sophie Panarese of Georgetown. She followed that with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Malin Allgurin of Longwood. Doms also gets a pass to the main draw with her victory.
In doubles action, Doms and Mavrina dropped their only match to Virginia Tech's Tea Ivanovic and Isel Martinez-Marcos, 8-5.
Batey and Calderon were victorious with an 8-2 decision over Towson's Ariel Burke and Avana Dow in the round of 64. The pair moves on to face 12th-seeded Kargl and Kayla Rizzolo of William & Mary at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday morning.
In addition to Batey and Doms in singles play, and Batey and Calderon in doubles action, Mavrina will begin her quest for a title in the singles main draw with a 2:30 p.m. match on Saturday against Marshall's Dominika Zaprazna.