ISLANDER WOMEN HAVE BANNER DAY AT WILSON/ITA REGIONAL
Waco - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women's team enjoyed one of the best days in the programs history as they won three matches at the Wilson/ITA Texas Regional, the biggest singles tournament of the fall season for teams around the country.
The tournament features competitors from every NCAA Division I program in the state of Texas and is part of the qualify process for ITA Nationals held later in the fall.
The biggest wins of the day came from the doubles team of Bianca Discordia and LeAnne Mascall as they won two matches in the main draw of the tournament against some of the best teams in the country. After winning an opening round match against Ximena Fuentes and Austin Lavallii of UTEP, the Islanders had one of the biggest wins in the history of the program.
"Give them credit, those girls have worked really hard the last several weeks," said Director of Tennis Steve Moore. "Their hard work paid off for them today."
In the second round, Discordia and Mascall faced off against Carla Lindlar and Nina Secerbegovic of Baylor, the host of the tournament and a team that finished with #6 national ranking after the NCAA Championships. In a hard fought match, the Islander duo claimed the win to move on. The win puts them into the round of 16 of the main doubles draw.
"This is a great win for the Islanders and one of the biggest wins we have ever had in the fall," said Moore. "I am really proud of the way they played, especially for two new girls that just got here."
In singles action, Mirna Cicak won her first match against Maja Kazimieruk of Houston in the main draw to move on to the second round. Discordia and Mascall also won their matches in singles but did not qualify to move to the main draw.
"This group is working very hard and their work showed today," said Moore. "It was a very good day for the program.
"I am really impressed with beating the Baylor team in doubles."
The Islanders will be back in action on Sunday as they try to keep the winning going and advance deeper into the field against some of the top competition in the nation.
"We have a lot of work to do but this group is committed to working hard," said Moore. "They just have to focus on one quality point at a time again tomorrow."