Women’s tennis publishes its first fall results | Tech Rasta


The UCLA women’s tennis team started its 2022-23 season with stoppages in two tournaments, sending three Bruins each to the varsity championships in San Diego and three more to the ITA All-American championships in Cary, North Carolina. North.

UCLA was represented by junior Vanessa OngSenior Sasha Vagramov and freshman Anne-Christine Lutkemeyer at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. Lutkemeyer made the singles semifinal in his Bruin debut.

At Cary Tennis Park and on the campuses of Duke, the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State, sophomores Ava Catanzarite and Kimmi Hance and freshman Fangran Tian each recorded multiple singles wins. Fangran went 5-1 in her first appearance as a UCLA student-athlete, knocking out three nationally ranked counterparts. Catanzarite also finished 5-1 with wins over three ranked opponents.

At the intercollegiate championships, Lutkemeyer, Ong and Vagramov each prevailed in their first game. Vagramov came back to defeat Arizona’s Kayla Meraz before retiring in three sets against Oklahoma State’s Alana Wolfberg. Ong defeated Kansas State’s Vanesa Suarez and San Diego State’s Dariya Destkovskaya but was taken down by eventual finalist Claudia De Las Heras of the University of San Diego. After making it through the first round by sheer surprise, Lutkemeyer beat Iowa’s Marisa Schmidt and USC’s McKenna Koenig. The Irvine, Calif. native lost a three-set decision to Oklahoma State tournament champion Sofia Rojas in a three-set semifinal.

In doubles, Ong and Vagramov beat Gloria Alogo Piqueras and Olivia Malm of North Texas before falling to Belen Nevenhoven and Lexi Ryngler of Arizona in the quarterfinals.

In the first domestic tournament of the campaign, Catanzarite, Fangran and No.98 Hance each qualified for pre-qualification. Catanzarite and Fangran recorded three wins each. Fangran defeated East Tennessee State No. 106 Laylo Bakhodirova 6-3, 6-0 in her debut, while Catanzairte also beat a ranked opponent, Kansas No. 116 Malkia Ngounoue, 6-4, 5 -7, 7-5 in the second round. Although Hance was stopped in her third match, she earned a lucky loser spot in the qualifying field.

Catanzarite’s run was halted by Alabama’s No. 54 Patra Sedlackova to start qualifying, while Fangran and Hance each completed a win heading into the main draw. Fangran added wins over No. 71 Ava Markham of Wisconsin and No. 64 Holly Staff of Vanderbilt to her resume before retiring against No. 58 Mary Stoiana of Texas A&M. Hance got his best win of the event in the second qualifying round, a 6-1, 6-4 result against Yale’s 53rd ranked Chelsea Kung. Hance was knocked out by Texas A&M’s No. 109 Jayci Goldsmith in her next match. Catanzarite also beat No. 76 Anessa Lee of Vanderbilt and No. 86 Casie Wooten of Wake Forest in a consolation game.

In doubles, Fangran and Hance cruised to an 8-6 win over Melodie Collard and Sara Ziodato of Virginia before their stay was ended by Anessa Lee and Sonya Macavei of Vanderbilt.

The Bruins will then participate in the Women of Troy Invitational on the USC campus. The game starts on Friday and ends on Sunday.

Intercollegiate Championships
9/29-10/2/2022 in San Diego, CA (Skip and Cindy Hogan Tennis Center)













Singles competition
32 A. Lutkemeyer (UCLA) def. Victoria Kalaitzis (San Diego), forfeit
32 Sasha Vagramov (UCLA) def. Kayla Meraz (Arizona) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
32 Vanessa Ong (UCLA) def. Vanesa Suarez (Kansas State) 7-5, 6-2
16 A. Lutkemeyer (UCLA) def. Marisa Schmidt (Iowa) 6-3, 6-2
16 Alana Wolfberg (Oklahoma State) defeated. Sasha Vagramov (UCLA) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3
16 Vanessa Ong (UCLA) def. Dariya Detkovskaya (San Diego State) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
QF A. Lutkemeyer (UCLA) def. McKenna Koenig (USC) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
QF Claudia De Las Heras (San Diego) defeated. Vanessa Ong (UCLA) 6-2, 6-1
SF Sofia Rojas (Oklahoma State) defeated. A. Lutkemeyer (UCLA) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0

ITA All American Championships
10/3-10/9/2022 in Cary, NC (Cary Tennis Park)

























Singles competition
Pre-qualification
128 #98 Kimmi Hance (UCLA) def. Gia Cohen (Mississippi State) 6-4, 6-3
128 Fangran Tian (UCLA) def. #106 Laylo Bakhodirova (East Tennessee State) 6-3, 6-0
128 Ava Catanzarite (UCLA) def. Nikita Vishwase (LSU) 6-1, 6-2
64 #98 Kimmi Hance (UCLA) def. Anna Brylin (Wake Forest), surprised
64 Fangran Tian (UCLA) def. Anna Zhang (Colombia) 6-0, 6-3
64 Ava Catanzarite (UCLA) def. #116 Malkia Ngounoue (Kansas) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5
32 Celia-Belle Mohr (Vanderbilt) def. #98 Kimmi Hance (UCLA) 6-0, 6-1
32 Fangran Tian (UCLA) def. Sophie Abrams (NC State) 6-1, 7-5
32 Ava Catanzarite (UCLA) def. Maria Shusharina (North West) 6-4, 6-4
Qualification
64 #54 Petra Sedlackova (Alabama) def. Ava Catanzarite (UCLA) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
64 Fangran Tian (UCLA) def. #71 Ava Markham (Wis.) 7-5, 6-1
64 #98 Kimmi Hance (UCLA) def. Pauline Ernstberger (Boise State) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
32 Fangran Tian (UCLA) def. #64 Holly Stick (Vanderbilt) 6-3, 6-2
32 #98 Kimmi Hance (UCLA) def. #53 Chelsea Kung (Yale) 6-1, 6-4
16 #58 Mary Stoiana (Texas A&M) def. Fangran Tian (UCLA) 6-2, 6-1
16 #109 Jayci Goldsmith (Texas A&M) def. #98 Kimmi Hance (UCLA) 6-2, 6-4
Consolation of qualification
32 Ava Catanzarite (UCLA) def. #76 Anessa Lee (Vanderbilt) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
16 Ava Catanzarite (UCLA) def. #86 Casie Wooten (Wake Forest) 6-1, 6-4



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