Utah State Women's Tennis Opens Run at ITA Bedford Cup in the Mountains

Utah State Women’s Tennis Opens Run at ITA Bedford Cup in the Mountains

USAFA, Colo. – Utah State women’s tennis officially kicked off its 2022 fall campaign at the ITA Bedford Cup in the Mountains on Thursday night.

All eight Aggies played one round of doubles in the first round of the tournament.

Graduates Annaliese County and Monique Burton won their first match as a duo with a 7-6 (5) victory over Colorado State senior Radka Buzkova and graduate Zara Lennon. The pair will next face New Mexico State’s Lisa Zhu and freshman Anna Pinaieva in the second round of the Alpha bracket.

Senior Zeynep Naz Ozturk and sophomore Indya Nespor recorded a dominating 8-2 victory over Idaho State junior Megan Lang-Gold and freshman Stefanya Shalakhova in the Bravo bracket. They move on to face Colorado State graduate Ky Ecton and junior Viktoriya Zhadzinskaya.

senior red shirt Sidnee Lavatai and junior Lisa Kung fell short 8-5 in their match against Boise State senior Ana Conde Vendrell and junior Shauna Hefferman. The duo next takes on Denver freshmen Anastasia Simonov and Caroline Driscoll.

All three USU doubles matches in the Alpha and Bravo brackets will begin on Friday, Sept. 16, at 9 am

The final Aggie pair of junior Laura Fernanda Eugenio De Hilario and freshman Brilliant Jade lost 8-3 to Air Force freshman Abby Cotuna and senior Shailla Alda in the Charlie bracket. The duo will have a Friday bye before facing Air Force sophomore Maddie Dibble and Idaho State sophomore Olivia Mikkelson on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 9 am

Following Friday’s round of doubles, Utah State will open singles play with two rounds of action.

Fans can follow USU’s women’s tennis team on Twitter @USUWomensTennis, on Facebook at /UtahStateWomensTennis or on Instagram at USUWomensTennis. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program on Twitter, @USUAthletics, Facebook at /USUAthletics and on Instagram, @USUAthletics.


Alpha Bracket
First Round
Annaliese County/Monique Burton (USU) def. Radka Buzkova/Zara Lennon (CSU) 7-6 (5)
Ana Conde Vendrell/Shauna Hefferman (BSU) def. Sidnee Lavatai/Lisa Küng (USU) 8-5

Bravo Bracket
First Round
Zeynep Naz Ozturk/Indya Nespor (USU) def. Megan Lang-Gold/Stefanya Shalakhova (ISU) 8-2

Charlie Bracket
First Round

Abby Cotuna/Shailla Alda (AFA) def. Laura Fernanda Eugenio De Hilario/Brilliant Jade (USU) 8-3


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