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The Georgetown College Tennis Tigers continued to perform well in the second day of the USTA/ITA Regional Tennis Championships in Owensboro, KY.
First-year coach Layton Register was impressed by many of his players in the men's and women's teams first action of the fall.
While most are finished for the weekend, Adrienne Bartlett and Haleigh Fellows become the third Tiger double's team to try and defeat Lindsey Wilson's Trina Slapeka and Slaviea Milanovic. The GC pair reached the finals by beating Anita Henestrosa and Gliedys Salazar of Campbellsville. The finals were set for Saturday morning.
Here is how the rest of Friday went.
Bartlett and Haley Hart went onto the courts for their third-round singles matches at the same time and found themselves against tough opponents in gusty playing conditions. Both prevailed. Bartlett defeated Kayla Kelly of Milligan College, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2, while Hart defeated Anita Raez, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.
On the men's side, Zach Thomas and Jose Baeza earned a birth into the doubles quarterfinals by defeating Joao Sousa and Rafael Sousa of Bethel College. Ben Aspillaga's bid to reach the singles quarterfinals came up a bit short in a loss to Filip Pavlovic of Campbellsville 6-3, 7-5.
All of the women's doubles teams were still in the main draw going into the day, and each would have had to eventually face Lindsey Wilson's Trina Slapeka and Slaviea Milanovic, the No. 1 seed.
The first to go down to the formidable team was Jackie Cobb and Natalie Hill. The other two teams stayed alive. Bartlett and Haleigh Fellows defeated Erica Peterson and Michella Douglas of Bethel College, and Hart and Emily Krick got past Sofia Pacifico and Kelsie Hurrigan of Brescia College.
After the doubles, Bartlett and Hart had to go back out onto the courts for their quarterfinal matches. Bartlett lost to Larissa Akari Miaura of the University of the Cumberlands, while Hart went down in defeat to Courtney Schaub of Cumberland University.
At the same time, Thomas and Baeza started out slowly but then stormed back to almost take down Julien Chennenberg and Alexis DeVilleneuve, the men's No. 6 doubles seed, from Brescia College.
Once Cobb and Hill were unable to overcome Slapeka and Milanovic, the assignment was left up to Hart and Krick. The two played hard but to no avail.
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