TAMPA - Katie Vasenina continued her winning ways at the USTA/ITA
Southeast Regional by picking up her third straight singles victory on the
"I was really nervous before this match," Vasenina said Saturday.
"She was hitting the ball so hard, but the slow courts helped me reach every
ball. I'm really happy with the way I played.
The USF senior picked up right where she left on Friday, beating Georgia Tech's Elizabeth Killborn in three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1. The
victory held a bit more weight due to a meeting earlier in the year between the
two. Vasenina played Killborn in her first match of the semester and had lost in
"It's a great victory because she lost to her before," said
head coach Agustin Moreno. "It's the second girl that she has lost to this year
and came back to beat in a couple weeks."
Vasenina will take on Sofie Oyen from the University of
Florida in the quarterfinals on Sunday. These two have met three times before and
Oyen is ahead in those meetings winning two out of the three.
"It's going to be a really tough match," Vasenina said.
Round of 16
Katie Vasenina (USF) defeated Elizabeth Killborn (GT), 6-3,
Stefanie Wagner (UM) defeated Loreto Alonso Martinez (USF),