Utah State Women’s Tennis Wraps Up Play at ITA Bedford Cup in the Mountains


USAFA, Colo. – Utah State women’s tennis concluded its first fall tournament on Sunday after a four-day run at the ITA Bedford Cup in the Mountains.

USU opened the day with three duos playing a round of doubles. Graduates Annaliese County spirit Monique Burton earned the Aggies’ lone doubles victory of the day with an 8-3 win over Idaho State juniors Lola and Sol O’Lideadha in the Alpha bracket. Redshirt senior Sydney Lavatai and junior Lisa Küng also competed in the Alpha draw, losing 8-5 to Colorado State senior Radka Buzkova and freshman Luana Avelar. Senior Zeynep Naz Ozturk and sophomore Indya Nespor rounded out Utah State’s doubles action with an 8-4 loss to CSU graduate Zara Lennon and sophomore Sarah Weekly.

Two USU student-athletes earned a win in singles play as Burton defeated Weber State senior Megan Lombardi 7-5, 6-7 (4), 10-7 in the Bravo draw. Naz Ozturk earned the other Aggie victory with a 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 win against Colorado State graduate Ky Ecton in the Charlie bracket.

Küng lost to Denver senior Britt Pursell in the Alpha bracket 6-4, 6-2, while Nespor lost 6-3, 6-1 to New Mexico State senior Miranda Bishard in the Charlie draw. Lavatai fell to Colorado State’s Weekly 6-2, 7-5 in the Delta bracket, and freshman Jade Brilhante lost 6-2, 6-1 to Weber State Li Yang (Cindy) Ping An in the Echo draw.

The Aggies next compete at the Colorado State Invite from Friday, Sept. 30, to Sunday, Oct. 2, in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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ITA BEDFORD CUP IN THE MOUNTAINS RESULTS

DOUBLE
Alpha Bracket
First Round
Annaliese County/Monique Burton (USU) def. Radka Buzkova/Zara Lennon (CSU) 7-6 (5)
Ana Conde Vendrell/Shauna Hefferman (BSU) def. Sydney Lavatai/Lisa Küng (USU) 8-5
Quarterfinals

Lisa Zhu/Anna Pinaieva (NMSU) def. Annaliese County/Monique Burton (USU) 8-5
Quarterfinals (Consolation)
Sydney Lavatai/Lisa Küng (USU) def. Anastasia Simonov/Caroline Driscoll (DU) 8-3
Semifinals (Consolation)
Sydney Lavatai/Lisa Küng (USU) def. Ana Morett/Kenadee Semenkik (WSU) 8-3
Consolation

Taylor Melville/Britt Pursell (DU) def. Annaliese County/Monique Burton (USU) 8-7
Radka Buzkova/Luana Avelar (CSU) def. Sydney Lavatai/Lisa Küng (USU) 8-5
Annaliese County/Monique Burton (USU) def. Sol O’Lideadha/Lola O’Lideadha (ISU) 8-3

Bravo Bracket
First Round
Zeynep Naz Ozturk/Indya Nespor (USU) def. Megan Lang-Gold/Stefanya Shalakhova (ISU) 8-2
Quarterfinals

Ky Ecton/Viktoryia Zhadzinskaya (CSU) def. Zeynep Naz Ozturk/Indya Nespor (USU) 8-2
Consolation

Nicole Discenza/Ryan Kershner (BSU) def. Zeynep Naz Ozturk/Indya Nespor (USU) 8-6
Laura Fernanda Eugenio De Hilario/Jade Brilhante (USU) def. Dora Kurdi/Natsuki Nishimura (NMSU) 8-5
Zara Lennon/Sarah Weekly (CSU) def. Zeynep Naz Ozturk/Indya Nespor (USU) 8-4

Charlie Brackett
First Round

Abby Cotuna/Shailla Alda (AFA) def. Laura Fernanda Eugenio De Hilario/Jade Brilhante (USU) 8-3
Finals (Consolation)
Laura Fernanda Eugenio De Hilario/Jade Brilhante (USU) def. Olivia Mikkelson (ISU)/Maddie Dibble (AFA) 8-3

SINGLES
Alpha Bracket
First Round

Sydney Fitch (AFA) def. Lisa Küng (USU) 7-6 (5), 6-1
Quarterfinals (Consolation)

Lisa Zhu (NMSU) def. Lisa Küng (USU) 7-5, 6-2
Consolation

Lisa Küng (USU) def. Andrea Le (AFA) 6-1, 6-4
Britt Pursell (DU) def. Lisa Küng (USU) 6-4, 6-2

Bravo Bracket
First Round
Monique Burton (USU) def. Alexis Odom (AFA) 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
Quarterfinals

Emily Dush (CSU) def. Monique Burton (USU) 6-0, 6-2
Consolation
Monique Burton (USU) def. Natsuki Nishimura (NMSU) 6-0, 6-1
Monique Burton (USU) def. Megan Lombardi (WSU) 7-5, 6-7 (4), 10-7

Charlie Brackett
First Round
Zeynep Naz Ozturk (USU) def. Miranda Bishard (NMSU) 6-4, 6-4
Valentina Rodas Carcamo (UI) def. Indya Nespor (USU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Quarterfinals

Shauna Hefferman (BSU) def. Zeynep Naz Ozturk (USU) 6-1, 7-5
Quarterfinals (Consolation)

Claudia Martinez de Velasco (DU) def. Indya Nespor (USU) 6-3, 6-4
Consolation

Lola O’Lideadha (ISU) def. Zeynep Naz Ozturk (USU) 7-5, 6-2
Bella Nguyen (NMSU) def. Indya Nespor (USU) 2-6, 6-4, 10-5
Zeynep Naz Ozturk (USU) def. Ky Ecton (CSU) 6-4, 4-6, 10-7
Miranda Bishard (NMSU) def. Indya Nespor (USU) 6-3, 6-1

Delta Bracket
First Round
Laura Fernanda Eugenio De Hilario (USU) def. Avery Pope (BYU) 6-2, 6-2.
Sydney Lavatai (USU) def. Tini Li (BYU) 6-2, 6-2
Quarterfinals

Leah Kuruvilla (ISU) def. Laura Fernanda Eugenio De Hilario (USU) 6-1, 6-3
Viktoryia Zhadzinskaya (CSU) def. Sydney Lavatai (USU) 6-0, 6-0
Consolation

Courtney Swift (AFA) def. Sydney Lavatai (USU) 7-5, 6-3
Sarah Weekly (CSU) def. Sydney Lavatai (USU) 6-2, 7-5

Echo Bracket
First Round
Jade Brilhante (USU) – CITY
Second Round

Olivia Mikkelson (ISU) def. Jade Brilhante (USU) 6-0, 7-5
Consolation
Jade Brilhante (USU) def. Jessica Hill (WSU) 6-2, 6-2
Li Yang (Cindy) Ping An (WSU) def. Jade Brilhante (USU) 6-2, 6-1

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