Orlando, Fla.- Eleven Big 12 student-athletes captured wins in singles competition on the first day of play at the NCAA Tennis Championship at the USTA National Campus.
Six Big 12 women’s student-athletes and five men recorded wins in their respective matches.
Kansas’ No. 9-16-seeded Anastasia Rychagova won her match in straight sets, 6-1, 7-6, as well as Oklahoma State’s Katarina Stresnakova 6-2, 6-4.
Texas’ Petra Granic opened her singles run with a straight set win, 6-3, 6-1, over Penn’s Iuliia Bryzgalova. Fellow Longhorn teammates Anna and Bianca Turati garnered victories in their respective singles matches, while Texas Tech’s Felicity Maltby prevailed over Vanderbilt’s Christina Rosca, 6-2, 7-5.
For the men, Baylor’s Matias Soto grabbed a victory, while Oklahoma’s Alexander Bakshi and Oklahoma State’s Matej Vocel won their respective matches in straight sets. No. 3-seeded Alex Rybakov defeated Andrew Fenty of Michigan, 6-3, 6-2, as No. 9-16-seeded Yuya Ito captured a victory over John McNally of Ohio State, 6-3, 7-5.
The singles winners will compete in the round of 32 matches, set to be played on Tuesday, May 21.
Competition for the doubles title at the NCAA Tennis Championship is set to begin on May 21 with two women’s tandems and six men’s duos looking to compete for the national championship.
Big 12 Singles Results and Schedule
No. 9-16 Anastasia Rychagova (KU) def. Bianca Mok (Denver) 6-1, 7-6
Aiwen Zhu (UNLV) def. Oleksandra Korashvili (OU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Katarina Stresnakova (OSU) def. No. 9-16 Paige Cline (South Carolina) 6-2, 6-4
No. 7 Alexa Graham (UNC) def. Ellie Douglas (TCU) 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
Petra Granic (UT) def. Iuliia Bryzgalova (Penn) 6-3, 6-1
Anna Turati (UT) def. No. 8 Sophie Whittle (Gonzaga) 6-2, 7-6
Bianca Turati (UT) def. Carla Touly (FSU) 7-6, 6-4
Felicity Maltby (TTU) def. Christina Rosca (Vanderbilt) 6-2, 7-5
Sam Riffice (UF) def. No. 9-16 Johannes Schretter (BU) 7-5, 6-2
Matias Soto (BU) def. Gio Osorio (San Diego) 5-7, 7-5, 6-0
Alexander Bakshi (OU) def. Jonas Ziverts (Arizona) 7-6, 6-4
Matej Vocel (OSU) def. Sumit Sarkar (Rice) 7-5, 6-3
No. 9-16 Yuya Ito (UT) def. John McNally (Ohio State) 6-3, 7-5
Kyle Seelig (Ohio State) def. Alastair Gray (TCU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 Alex Rybakov (TCU) def. Andrew Fenty (Michigan) 6-3, 6-2
No. 9-16 William Blumberg (UNC) def. Harrison Scott (UT) 6-2, 6-3
Juan Aguilar (Texas A&M) def. No. 6 Christian Sigsgaard (UT) 6-2, 6-3
Big 12 Doubles Tandems to Compete at NCAA Tennis Championship
No. 5-8 Nina Khmelnitckaia/Janet Koch (KU)
Sofia Blanco/Catherine Gulihur (OSU)
No. 1 Sven Lah/Jimmy Bendeck (BU)
Alexander Bakshi/Stefando Tsorotiotis (OU)
Alastair Gray/Alex Rybakov (TCU)
Bertus Kruger/Reese Stalder (TCU)
No. 5-8 Christian Sigsgaard/Harrison Scott (UT)
Parker Wynn/Bjorn Thomson (TTU)