WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Senior Gabriela Talabaand junior Felicity Maltby advanced to the Round of 32 after picking up wins during the opening round of the NCAA Singles Championships Wednesday afternoon.
No. 58 Maltby clinched a spot in the Round of 32 after defeating No. 61 Maria Kononova (North Texas) in straight sets. The win marked Maltby's third over ranked opponents. She will face No. 8 Fernanda Contreras (Vanderbilt) tomorrow.
No. 21 Talaba earned a 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 win over Hawaii's Petra Melounova to advance to the Round of 32. The win marks her fourth win over a ranked opponent and improves her overall record of 16-8 on the season. Talaba will face the winner between No. 15 Michaela Gordon (Stanford) or No. 72 Fatima Bizhukova (Wichita State) on Thursday.
No. 28 doubles duo Sarah Dvorak and Sabrina Federici begin doubles play tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. CT when they face the No. 6 doubles pair of Samantha Harris and Kelly Chen from Duke.
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2018 NCAA Singles Championships – Wednesday, May 23
Round of 64
No. 21 Gabriela Talaba (TTU) defeats No. 73 Petra Melounova (Hawaii): 6-4, 3-6, 6-0
No. 58 Felicity Maltby (TTU) defeats No. 61 Maria Kononova (UNT): 6-1, 6-1
2018 NCAA Singles Championships – Thursday, May 24
Round of 32
No. 21 Gabriela Talaba (TTU) vs. No. 15 Michaela Gordon (Stanford) or No. 72 Fatima Bizhukova (WSU)
No. 58 Felicity Maltby (TTU) vs. No. 8 Fernanda Contreras (Vanderbilt)
2018 NCAA Doubles Championships – Thursday, May 24
Round of 32
No. 28 Sarah Dvorak/Sabrina Federici (TTU) vs. No. 6 Samantha Harris/Kelly Chen (Duke) – 3:30 pm