Blakeley Earns Back-To-Back Singles Victories to Advance at ITA Atlantic Regional
Oct. 21, 2011
In her first match of the day, Blakeley pulled out a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5 upset win over top-ranked Hansbrough in a match that lasted a noteworthy three and a half hours. In the second round of qualifying action Blakeley took care of Calderon, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, in another three-hour match to advance to the main singles draw on Saturday.
“Julia had two outstanding performances today,” said head coach Dawn Buth. “She beat out the No. 1 seed, then turned around and beat another terrific player.”
In doubles play, Hamling and Krohn defeated West Virginia’s Ikttesh Chahal and Emily Mathis, 8-5, to move on to the second round of the main doubles draw.
In other singles play, senior Jacqueline Corba dropped a hard-fought three-set match to No. 2 seed Carmen Sandor from
“We finished the day really strong with doubles play,” said Buth. “Mimi and Zoe played really smart and aggressive, and I’m really happy with their performance.”
The Colonials return to the court in