SMU W-Tennis: No. 10 Lesniak Advances To Semifinals At ITA Regional

Go smu! Marta Lesniak
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Marta Lesniak
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Oct. 23, 2011

FORT WORTH, Texas (SMU) - Top-seeded and No. 10 ranked Marta Lesniak advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Regional with a 6-2, 6-3 win over No. 13 seed Carolina Starck of Texas Tech on Sunday in Fort Worth. Lesniak and Edyta Cieplucha continued their run as the top-seeded doubles pair. The duo advanced to the semifinals with a 9-7 triumph versus No. 8 seed Natalie Beazant and Dominique Harmath of Rice.

Lesniak faces No. 28 and fourth-seeded Diana Nakic of Baylor in the singles semifinal on Monday at 12:30 p.m. Ranked fourth at SMU with 97career wins, Lesniak is now 11-3 for the season. In doubles, Lesniak and Cieplucha will meet No. 6 seed Millie Nichols and Olivia Smith in the semifinals on Monday at 10 a.m.

Cieplucha, the No. 7 seed, also played a quarterfinal match for SMU in singles on Sunday. She fell 6-4, 6-1 to No. 3 seed and 24th-ranked Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar of Texas A&M. Baylor was the only other team with two student-athletes in the quarterfinal round.

Kris Roberts run through the consolation draw ended the quarterfinal on Sunday. Roberts topped Dionne Sanders of Houston 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (11-9) then Gabi Fernandez of TCU 6-1, 6-1 before dropping a 6-3, 6-3 match to Charlotte Phillips of Houston.

ITA Regional Singles
1st Rnd (128) - No. 10 (1) Marta Lesniak, SMU - BYE
2nd Rnd (64) - No. 10 (1) Marta Lesniak, SMU def. Franziska Sprinkmeyer, UNT 6-0, 6-0
3rd Rnd (32) - No. 10 (1) Marta Lesniak, SMU def. Maria Martinex-Romero, UTA 2-6, 6-0, 6-3
4th Rnd (16) - No. 10 (1) Marta Lesniak, SMU def. (10) Stephanie Tan, TCU 6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Quarterfinal - No. 10 (1) Marta Lesniak, SMU def. (13) Caroline Starck, Texas Tech 6-2, 6-3

1st Rnd (128) - Shahzoda Hatamova, SMU def. Natalia Mayuk, UTA 6-2, 6-3 2nd Rnd (64) - (6) Krista Damico, UT def. Shahzoda Hatamova, SMU 6-1, 6-4

1st Rnd (128) - (7) Edyta Cieplucha, SMU - BYE 2nd Rnd (64) - (7) Edyta Cieplucha, SMU def. Barbora Vykydalova, UNT 6-4, 6-1 3rd Rnd (32) - (7) Edyta Cieplucha, SMU def. Stefania Nicolae, TAMUCC 6-1, 6-2 4th Rnd (16) - (7) Edyta Cieplucha, SMU def. (14) Natalie Beazant, RU 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Quarterfinal - No. 24 (3) Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, TAMU def. (7) Edyta Cieplucha, SMU 6-4, 6-1

1st Rnd (128) - Heather Steinbauer, SMU - BYE 2nd Rnd (64) - Alex Martin, UT def. Heather Steinbauer, SMU 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

1st Rnd (128) - Malin Anderson, UTPA def. Erika Marshall, SMU 6-0, 6-3 Consolation 3rd Rnd - Kavya Menon, UTSA def. Erika Marshall, SMU 6-1, 6-4

1st Rnd (128) - Kim Anicete, RU def. Kris Roberts, SMU 6-2, 6-0 Consolation 3rd Rnd - Kris Roberts, SMU def. Dionne Sanders, UH 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (11-9) Consolation 4th Rnd - Kris Roberts, SMU def. Gabi Fernandez, TCU 6-1, 6-1 Consolation Quarterfinal - Charlotte Phillips, UH def. Kris Roberts, SMU 6-3, 6-3

1st Rnd (128) - Suncica Strkic, UTPA def. Perri Anderson, SMU 6-2, 6-0 Consolation 3rd Rnd - Stephanie Nguyen, Rice def. Perri Anderson, SMU 6-3, 6-0

ITA Regional Doubles 1st Rnd (64) - (1) Marta Lesniak / Edyta Cieplucha, SMU - BYE 2nd Rnd (32) - (1) Marta Lesniak / Edyta Cieplucha, SMU def. Janelle Cuthbertson / Dane' Vorster, TAMU 8-2 3rd Rnd (16) - (1) Marta Lesniak / Edyta Cieplucha, SMU def. Juliana Gajic / Annat Rabinovich, UT 8-1 Quarterfinal - (1) Marta Lesniak / Edyta Cieplucha, SMU def. (8) Natalie Beazant / Dominique Harmath, Rice 9-7

1st Rnd (64) - Shahzoda Hatamova / Heather Steinbauer, SMU - BYE 2nd Rnd (32) - Shahzoda Hatamova / Heather Steinbauer, SMU def. Elena Kordolaimi / Alina Shazhko, SFA 8-2 3rd Rnd (16) - (4) Cierra Gaytan-Leach / Noel Scott, UT def. Shahzoda Hatamova / Heather Steinbauer, SMU 8-6

1st Rnd (64) - Kris Roberts / Perri Anderson, SMU def. Natalie Hand / Kavya Menon, UTSA 8-4 2nd Rnd (32) - (2) Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar / Sun Wen, TAMU def. Kris Roberts / Perri Anderson, SMU 8-0

Singles Complete Results:
https://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=117940&E=1&D=M&S=1
Doubles Complete Results:
https://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=117940&E=2