Oct. 23, 2007
Palo Alto, CA - Junior Marah Calvo played the match of her career over the weekend. The Puerto Rican native faced the No. 1 seed of the tournament and previous national champion, Susie Babos of California. Calvo lost the first set to the All-American, but bounced back to win the next set, 2-6. Calvo battled in the final set, but was edged by the Golden Bear 6-4.
Calvo defeated two opponents on her way to the Round of 32, overtaking San Francisco's Mylene Martin in the Round of 138 and Myra Davoudi from Santa Clara in the Round of 64. Calvo made quick work of the Bronco's Davoudi, winning 6-0; 6-2.
Senior Stef Ordoveza also advanced to the Round of 32, beating San Jose State's Sandra Hadzisabic to start the Regional, 6-0; 6-2. In the next round Ordoveza faced the 12th seed of the tournament, Marion Revelojaona. Ordoveza dropped the first set of the match, 5-7, but came back to take a 3-1 lead over the Golden Bear in the second and eventually defeatedRevelojaona 6-4 in the third. In the Round of 32 Ordoveza matched up against another member of the California squad, Rachel Dillon. Once again Ordoveza lost the first set,6-1, but came back to regain the momentum in the second, 2-6. Ordoveza was edged by Dillon in the third set, losing 6-2.
The last Gael to join Round of 32 action was Senior Jessica Hoath. Hoath defeated Santa Clara's Lindsay McBride, 6-2; 6-4 in the first round. In Hoath's second match of the tournament she faced Sacramento State's Aileen Tsan. The first set of the match was a nail-bitter, as the Australian Native defeated Tsan 7-6 (2). Hoath came back to dominate the Hornet in the second set, winning 6-0. Thirteenth ranked Maria Mizyuk of Nevada defeated Hoath in the Round of 32, 6-3; 6-1.
In doubles action Feline Charlot and Erin Young defeated Emily Anderson and Aglaya Kokurina of Gonzaga, 8-5, in the first round. Jessica Hoath and Alex Poorta whipped out Aleksandra Kuslijanin and Ariel Ohno of Washington, 8-0. In the second round Hoath and Poorta lost to Fresno State's Renata Kucerkova and Anastasia Petukhova 8-5. The Fresno State pair would make it to the finals of the doubles round.
The Northwest is one of the toughest sections of the ITA Regional. Each regional is used as a qualifier for National Indoors.