Malyarchikova Advances To Fourth Round At The ITA/USTA Regional Championship

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Oct. 20, 2012

WACO, Texas (SMU) --- No. 9 seed Aleksandra Malyarchikova advanced to the fourth round at the ITA/UTSA Regional Championships with a 6-3, 6-0 sweep of No. 17 seed Nataly Yoo of SFA on Saturday. In doubles, SMU women's tennis has teams in the final 16 when action resumes on Sunday.

Malyarchikova earned a bye in the first round and has followed with a pair of straight-set victories to reach the round of 16. She is scheduled to meet No. 17 ranked and third-seeded Cristina Stancu of Texas A&M on Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

In doubles, Malyarchikova and Edyta Cieplucha recorded an 8-0 shutout win in the second round and matchup with Kimberly Anicete and Solomlya Zinko of Rice on Sunday at 9 a.m. The duo of Hristina Dishkova and Elena Fayner advanced to the third round with an 8-5 victory. The duo's next match is against No. 2 seed Ema Burgic and Jordaan Sanford of Baylor on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Complete brackets and results available here.

USTA/ITA Regional Championship - Singles
1st Rnd (128) 10/19 - (9) Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) BYE
2nd Rnd (64) 10/19 - (9) Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Dionne Sanders (HOU) 6-2, 6-1
3rd Rnd (32) 10/20 - (9) Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. (17) Nataly Yoo (SFA) 6-3, 6-0
4th Rnd (16) Sun. 10:15am - (9) Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) vs. No. 17 (3) Cristina Stancu (TAMU)

1st Rnd (128) 10/19 - Heidi Stewart (SMU) def. Kavya Menon (UTSA) 6-2, 6-1
2nd Rnd (64) 10/19 - Heidi Stewart (SMU) def. (17) Millie Nichols (TCU) 6-2, 6-3
3rd Rnd (32) 10/20 - (8) Samantha Adams def. Heidi Stewart (SMU) 6-2, 6-2

1st Rnd (128) 10/19 - No. 34 (10) Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) BYE
2nd Rnd (64) 10/19 - Jessica Kahts (TXST) def. No. 34 (10) Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) 6-4, 6-2
C-2nd Rnd (64) 10/20 - No. 34 (10) Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Katarina Dikosavljevic (UTA) 6-0, 6-0
C-3rd Rnd (32) 10/20 - No. 34 (10) Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Marie LeBlond (UTEP) 6-1, 6-4
C-4th Rnd (16) Sun. 12:15pm - No. 34 (10) Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) vs. Wanda Beguelin (UTPA)/Nadia Dubyanskaya (SHSU)

1st Rnd (128) 10/19 - Elena Fayner (SMU) def. Dana Nazarova (UTPA) 6-0, 6-3
2nd Rnd (64) 10/19 - Olivia Smith (TCU def. Elena Fayner (SMU) 6-4, 6-4

1st Rnd (128) 10/19 - (17) Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Natalie Petaia (SHSU) 6-2, 7-6(5)
2nd Rnd (64) 10/19 - Barbora Vykydalova (UNT) def. (17) Hristina Dishkova (SMU) 6-4, 6-4

USTA/ITA Regional Championship - Doubles
1st Rnd (64) 10/19 - (7) Edyta Cieplucha / Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) BYE
2nd Rnd (32) 10/20 - (7) Edyta Cieplucha / Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Isabelle Jonsson / Alena Shickova (UTSA) 8-0
3rd Rnd (16) Sun. 9am - (7) Edyta Cieplucha / Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Kimberly Anicete / Solomlya Zinko (Rice)

1st Rnd (64) 10/19 - Hristina Dishkova / Elena Fayner (SMU) def. Daniela Garcia-Diaz / Jacobea Junger (UTSA) 8-4
2nd Rnd (32) 10/20 - Hristina Dishkova / Elena Fayner (SMU) def. Katie Gater / Liat Zimmerman (Rice) 8-5
3rd Rnd (16) Sun. 9am - Hristina Dishkova / Elena Fayner (SMU) vs. (2) Ema Burgic / Jordaan Sanford (Baylor)