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ULM Finishes Day One at ITA Southern Regional
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Release: October 19, 2012
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - ULM had a respectable showing on the first day of the ITA Southern Regional Championships, held at the University of Alabama.

The day opened with both ULM doubles teams falling to SEC duos. Medy Blankvoort and Silvia Tomova fell 8-5 to Marija Milutinovic and Caroline Rohde Moe of Ole Miss. Sophie Rufyikiri and Justyna Krol fell 8-5 to Mary Jeremiah and Ebie Wilson from LSU. Both Blankvoort/Tomova and Rfyikiri/Krol are in action in Saturday's A-Double consolation bracket. Blankvoort/Tomova take on Kristin Lewis and Lauren Caballero of Samford while Rfyikiri/Krol draw Rebekah Adewumi and Laura Rojas of Jackson State.

In singles action, ULM took two of three matches played in the first round. Rufyikiri defeated LSU's Caroline Hudson (6-3, 6-4) and Blankvoort downed Jackson State's Karen Martinez (6-1, 6-1). In the second round ULM split the four matches they played in. Krol handled Kesica Jayapalan of Jackson State (6-1, 6-1) and Tumova defeated Amy Lowther of UAB (6-3, 6-0). Rufyikiri dropped a 7-5, 6-2 decision to Ipek Birol of Tulane. Second seeded Rohde Moe (Ole Miss) defeated Blankvoort (6-3, 6-3). 

By virtue of their wins in the A-Singles consolation draw, Krol and Tumova survive to play Saturday. Krol faces Emma Levy of Tulane while Tumova challenges Emily Flickinger of Auburn.

The action begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with two rounds of doubles and a round of singles. ULMWarhawks.com will be the place for complete recaps and results after each day of competition. In addition, be sure to follow @ULMWarhawks and @ITATennis on Twitter for updates on the action.

DOUBLES-First Round
(5-8) Marija Milutinovic/Caroline Rohde Moe (Ole Miss) def. Medy Blankvoort/Silvia Tomova (ULM) 8-5
Mary Jeremiah/Ebie Wilson (LSU) def. Sophie Rufyikiri/Justyna Krol (ULM) 8-5

SINGLES-First Round
Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM) def. Caroline Hudson (LSU) 6-3, 6-4
Polina Konop (Northwestern State) def. Silvia Tomova (ULM) 7-5, 6-3
Medy Blankvoort (Louisiana-Monroe) def. Karen Martinez (Jackson State) 6-1, 6-1

A-SINGLES Second Round
(9-16) Ipek Birol (Tulane) def. Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM) 7-5, 6-2(2)
Caroline Rohde Moe (Ole Miss) def. Medy Blankvoort (ULM) 6-3, 6-3
Justyna Krol (ULM) def. Kesica Jayapalan (Jackson State) 6-1, 6-1
Silvia Tumova (ULM) def. Amy Lowther (UAB) 6-3, 6-0

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