Five advance in USTA/ITA Regionals

BYU freshman Toby Miclat advanced to the second round in the USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
LAS VEGAS--Five players on the BYU women’s tennis team advanced to the second round of singles play in the USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships Wednesday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the UNLV campus. 
 
“We had a successful day of tennis,” BYU coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “The girls played well in rough conditions.”
 
In singles competition, sophomore Mackenna Maddox beat Wyoming’s Christina Gecheva in three sets after falling in the first, 1-6, 6-1, 7-6. Junior Morgan Anderson also beat her opponent, Northern Colorado’s Steph Catlin, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0. 
 
The BYU freshmen also had a strong showing. Toby Miclat defeated Colorado’s Carla Manzi, 6-2, 6-2, while Mayci Jones advanced against Montana’s Laurence Pelchat, 6-1, 6-2. 
 
Savannah Ware lost to Haley Driver of Montana, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, while Sydney Monson fell to Boise State’s Anissa Bryant, 6-0, 6-1. Demi Daniels advanced to the second round with a bye.
 
In doubles action, Jones and Miclat beat Wyoming’s Jessica Parizher and Silviya Zhelyazkova, 8-4. Ware and Anderson also advanced with a victory over Kathryn Hughes and Maureen Slattery of Denver, 8-2. Daniels and Maddox fell in a close match against New Mexico State’s Annemieke Witte and Ross-Poly Nguyen, 8-6.
 
The singles and doubles champions will advance to the 2013 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, November 7-10, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Flushing, N.Y. 
 
FIRST ROUND SINGLES (WED., OCT. 9) 
Demi Daniels (BYU) BYE 
Haley Driver (UM) def. Savannah Ware (BYU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 
Mackenna Maddox (BYU) def. Christina Gecheva (WYO) 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 
Toby Miclat (BYU) def. Carla Manzi (CU) 6-2, 6-2 
Anissa Bryant (BSU) def. Sydney Monson (BYU) 6-0, 6-1 
Morgan Anderson (BYU) def. Steph Catlin (UNC) 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 
Mayci Jones (BYU) def. Laurence Pelchat (UM) 6-1, 6-2 
 
FIRST ROUND DOUBLES (WED., OCT. 9) 
Mayci Jones/Toby Miclat (BYU) def. Jessica Parizher/Silviya Zhelyazkova (WYO) 8-4 
Annemieke Witte/Ross-Poly Nguyen (NMSU) def. Demi Daniels/Mackenna Maddox (BYU) 8-6 
Savannah Ware/Morgan Anderson (BYU) def. Kathryn Hughes/Maureen Slattery (DU) 8-2