Ormesher Joins Top Three in Singles Main Draw at USTA/ITA East Regional

Ormesher won her qualifying match and is into the main draw for the singles championship

Two Skyhawks doubles pairings also earn first round wins

FLUSHING, N.Y. (September 14, 2019) – Stonehill College sophomore Samantha Ormesher has joined three of her teammates in the women's singles main draw at the USTA/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II East Regional at the USTA/Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Ormesher received a first round bye in Friday's women's singles qualifiers and defeated Macha Mourier from Post University, 8-3 to join senior Alexandra Vo, junior Isabelle Porter and freshman Cristina Solorzano Valencia in the main draw of the women's singles championship that will get started Saturday morning.

Freshman Steffi Antao breezed to an 8-0 win in her first round qualifier against Sabrina Blasi-Smith from Wilmington (Del.) University, but was edged by Concordia (N.Y.) College's Emma Rosberg, 8-6 in the second round. Sophomore Emma Markaryan fell in her second round qualifier as well.

The women's doubles championship also got underway late last night, with two of Stonehill's three pairings moving on to the second round today. Senior Annelise Howick and Solorzano Valencia opened with an 8-6 win over Araceli Bel Alexandri and Gabriella Sciarrotta from Queens (N.Y.) College, while Porter and Antao rolled by Marta Perez Fernandez and Brooke Fernandez from Le Moyne College, 8-1. Ormesher and senior Caroline Ray were edged by Julia Chappell and Maria Monje from Assumption, 9-7 in their first round tie. 

Friday Results 

Women's Singles Qualifiers First Round
Steffi Antao (STO) def. Sabrina Blasi-Smith (WIL), 8-0 

Women's Singles Qualifiers Second Round
Samantha Ormesher (STO) def. Macha Mourier (POST), 8-3
Emma Rosberg (CON) def. Steffi Antao (STO), 8-6
Selin Seyfettinoglu (SNH) def. Emma Markaryan (STO), 8-3 

Isabelle Porter, Alexandra Vo & Cristina Solorzano Valencia all earned byes to main draw 

Women's Doubles Championship First Round
Solorzano Valencia/Annelise Howick (STO) def. Bel Alexandri/Sciarrotta (QUE), 8-6
Porter/Antao (STO) def. Perez/Fernandez (LEM), 8-1
Chappell/Monje (ASM) def. Ormesher/Caroline Ray (STO), 9-7

Stonehill (1-0, 1-0 NE10) continues play at the USTA/ITA Division II East Regional at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center with the start of the singles main draw and continued doubles play.

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