Hello all, the UWW women’s team had an incredible weekend at the ITA regional tournament this past weekend. We brought 14 players that all played singles and doubles, so it will be too difficult to give you details on each match, but I can tell you that it was probably the best overall team results we’ve ever had in total. Granted last year the individual results have never been match (Schaefer winning the ITA singles draw and Smith reaching the ITA semi-finals), but this was from top to bottom the best results.
The matches down the stretch could not have gone better as UWW won four of the brackets. Kudos go to freshman Lauren Aguilar who had her coming out party becoming a double winner winning the Fall Invite singles draw and teaming with partner Kathleen Kappel to win the Fall Invite doubles draw. Michelle Daciolas owned the other big story. Michelle typically plays #5 on her team and ended up reaching the quarterfinals (top eight finish) of the prestigious ITA singles draw. This is particularly impressive when you consider all the top teams and players from the region come to this event.
ITA Midwest Regional (typically intended for teams top 4 players)
Singles draw: Michelle Daciolas-reaches the quarterfinals of the main draw
Annie Smith gives the #1 seed her stiffest test in the round of 16
Amy Siemon goes 5-1 as she wins the consolation bracket
Doubles draw: Schaefer/Daciolas reach the quarterfinals of the main draw
Stensvaag/Smith go 4-1 as they win the consolation bracket
Midwest Fall Invitational (typically for the rest of the team’s players)
Singles draw: Lauren Aguilar goes 6-0 as she wins the championship
Sydney Divelbiss reaches the semifinals
Doubles draw: UWW domination: 3 of the 4 semifinalists were UWW teams
Kasten/Kinsman lost to Martin/Divelbiss in one semi-final
Kappel/Aguilar won the other semi, then in an all UWW final
took out Martin/Divelbiss for the championship giving Aguilar the singles and doubles crowns.
Kalla Schaefer: 1-1; got upset in the second round 7-6, 7-5 in an incredible match of opposing styles
Ingrid Stensvaag: 1-1; beat conference rival Stadum of La Crosse in a tight match, then lost to Carleton newcomer Bridget Doyle in a super tiebreak
Annie Smith: 2-1; highlights include beating newcomer Katie Allen (Gustavus) in the second round, then lost to the #1 seed 6-2, 7-5.
Amy Siemon: 5-1 lost in the first round to a very steady opponent, then went on a 5-0 run to win the consolation tournament without dropping a set.
Michelle Daciolas: 3-1 Beat seed Klein (Carthage), then Maruyama (LaX) and Leung (Carleton) before losing to Oneal (GAC)
Kathleen Kappel: 0-2; lost to Gustavus and Beloit in two close matches
Schaefer/Daciolas: 2-1 beat GAC and Coe, before losing to the tournament’s top seed from Carleton in the quarterfinals in a very exciting matchup.
Smith/Stensvaag: 4-1; lost to GAC in opening round, then went on a tear to win the consolation championship
Siemon/Rutkowski: 1-1; Beat Lawrence before losing a closely contested match to LaX #1 team.
Fall Classic singles:
Lauren Aguilar: 6-0: what can you say she won the final match 6-0, 6-3 in the championship match!
Sydney Divelbiss: 4-1: Lost in the semis after a terrific run in her first tournament as a Warhawk.
Megan Kasten: 1-1; lost to a very good player from St Benedicts after a strong opening win
Abby Martin: 2-1; was on a roll playing well before losing in a tiebreak to the eventual finalist.
Kelly Rutkowski: 1-1, lost to a very steady Mara Weiner after her first round win.
Kinsman: 0-2; played very well but lost two matches in her tough draw.
Foster: 1-1; lost a heartbreaker in the second round 9-7, after a win over Hamline in the first round.
Zhao: Definitely showed that she’s the most improved so far this season going 2-1 and playing at a new impressive level.
Fall Classic doubles
Aguilar/Kappel: 5-0 as they took the title in the all UWW final
Martin/Divelbiss: 4-1 after beating team-mates in the semis and losing to team-mates in the final. (both very competitive exciting matches)
Kasten/Kinsman: 3-1 after winning 3 good matches lost to Martin/Divelbiss in the semis
Zhao/Foster: 1-1; played as well as I’ve seen them play. They won their first then lost their second to a tough LaX team.