URBANA, Ill. — North Carolinas Gina Suarez-Malaguti, Zoe De Bruycker and Caroline Price advanced to the second round of the NCAA womens singles championship with wins Wednesday.
Suarez-Malaguti and De Brucker each won in straight sets. Price won a tough, three-set match 7-5, 1-6, 6-2.
Suarez-Malaguti will face Clemsons Beatrice Gumulya Thursday in the second round.
DeBruycker will face another Clemson player, Yana Koroleva. The two met in the fall at the Furman Fall Classic with De Bruycker winning in three sets.
Their teammate Whitney Kay, Dukes Hanna Mar and N.C. States Joelle Kissell each suffereed season-ending losses.
Kay fell in in two 7-5, 6-2.Mar lost 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. Kissell held a 6-5 lead in the first set, but ending up losing 7-6 (3), 7-5.
Mens singles: Duke Senior Henrique Cunha and freshman Michael Redlicki advanced to the second round at the NCAA championships.
Cunha advanced to the second round for the fourth consecutive season with a 7-6 (2), 6-2 win.
Redlicki advanced to the second-round after upsetting Kentuckys 23rd-ranked Tom Jomby, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 6-1.
Dukes Fred Saba and UNCs Esben Hess-Olesen each lost to end their seasons.
Saba feel in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. Hess-Olesen 7-6 (7), 6-3.
Shaw: The CIAA named Lolia Kienka its Woman of the Year in a ceremony held in Newport News, Va. The award recognizes a woman who has distinguished herself academically, athletically and in the community throughout her collegiate career.
Kienka served as a student assistant for the tennis program this season and was a member of the tennis team from 2009-2012. She was the CIAA player of the year in both 2010 and 2012.