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Gibbens, Oedekerk Lead Cal Poly Saturday at ITA Championships

Gibbens, Oedekerk Lead Cal Poly Saturday at ITA Championships

STANFORD – Highlighted by sophomore Emily Gibbens (right) and freshman Zoe Oedekerk advancing into the round of 16 in the Open Doubles draw, the Cal Poly women's tennis program completed play Saturday at the Stanford-hosted ITA Northwest Regional Championships with five Mustangs advancing.

In the Open Doubles draw, Gibbens and Oedekerk remained in title contention by ousting Fresno State's Aishwarya Agrawal and Sofya Malysheva, 8-5. Gibbens and Oedekerk will face seventh-seeded Lynn Chi and Karla Popovic of California on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Also part of Cal Poly's two remaining doubles teams in title contention entering Saturday, senior Hannah Stone and junior Danè Joubert were eliminated from the main draw by Washington State's Donika Bashota and Victoria Matejevic, 8-6.

In the Consolation Doubles bracket, sophomore Sayaka Tsugai and freshman Molly Reed moved into the round of 16 by eliminating Washington's Sophia Bott and Capucine Gregoire, 8-4. Tsugai and Reed will face Sacramento State's Anna-Maria Nau and Tori Trylovich on Sunday.

In singles action, Cal Poly's last remaining player in the main draw – Joubert – fell in the round of 32 to third-ranked Zsofi Susanyi of California, 6-0, 6-1.

In the singles consolation phase, Oedekerk advanced into the round of 64 with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) triumph versus Eastern Washington's Erin Blessing. She was joined by junior Bryn Bacharach, who topped Portland's Emily Gould, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (5).

In other singles consolation matches involving Cal Poly, Gibbens fell to Washington State's Victoria Matejevic (6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (5)), Stone was on the downside to San Francisco's Milica Hadzi-Tanovic (6-2, 6-3), Reed dropped her decision to Oregon's Marlou Kluiving (7-5, 6-4) and Tsugai fell to Seattle's Barbara Carey, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (3).