Purdue Women's Tennis ITA Regional Preview 2021

Purdue’s women’s tennis now takes their turn at the ITA Regional Championships. It will be a good chance to see how the newcomers fare, as well as where the more veteran players stand at this point in the fall. Again, I just plan to keep an eye on what should be some decent tennis.

Teams Competing:

Austin Peay (12-4 Overall, 5-2 Ohio Valley, NCAA Round of 64)

Ball State (22-4 Overall, 13-1 Mid-American, NCAA Round of 64)

Belmont (5-9 Overall, 2-5 Ohio Valley, No NCAA Appearance)

Butler (6-10 Overall, 1-2 Big East, No NCAA Appearance)

Cincinnati (6-10 Overall, 0-4 American Athletic, No NCAA Appearance)

East Tennessee State (13-10 Overall, 6-1 Southern, No NCAA Appearance)

Indiana (1-16 Overall, 1-15 Big Ten, No NCAA Appearance)

IUPUI (2-12 Overall, 0-8 Horizon, No NCAA Appearance)

Kentucky (16-9 Overall, 6-7 Southeastern, NCAA Round of 32)

Lipscomb (10-9 Overall, 4-2 Atlantic Sun, No NCAA Appearance)

Louisville (9-13 Overall, 3-10 Atlantic Coast, No NCAA Appearance)

Memphis (6-14 Overall, 2-4 American Athletic, No NCAA Appearance)

Miami (OH) (10-13 Overall, 4-10 Mid-American, No NCAA Appearance)

Middle Tennessee State (11-12 Overall, 2-5 Conference USA, No NCAA Appearance)

Northern Kentucky (7-6 Overall, 4-4 Horizon, No NCAA Appearance)

Purdue (6-11 Overall, 6-10 Big Ten, No NCAA Appearance)

Southeast Missouri State (15-5 Overall, 7-0 Ohio Valley, No NCAA Appearance)

Tennessee (17-9 Overall, 8-5 Southeastern, NCAA Round of 32)

Tennessee-Chattanooga (9-9 Overall, 2-5 Southern, No NCAA Appearance)

Tennessee-Martin (2-15 Overall, 2-5 Ohio Valley, No NCAA Appearance)

Vanderbilt (14-10 Overall, 5-8 Southeastern, NCAA Round of 32)

Xavier (17-4 Overall, 3-0 Big East, NCAA Round of 64)

Opening Singles Draw:

#3 Csilla Fodor vs Ania Trbeznik (Lipscomb)

#T17 Carmen Gallardo Guevara vs Ellie Eades (Kentucky)

Rut Galindo vs Lilly Holmes (Tennessee-Chattanooga)

#T17 Juana Larranaga vs Nicole Abel (Tennessee-Chattanooga)

Tara Milic vs Anna Smith (Xavier)

Seira Shimizu vs Jana Leder (Austin Peay)

Nathalia Wolf Gasparin vs Jada Young (Tennessee-Chattanooga)

Opening Doubles Draw:

#T9 Fodor/Gallardo Guevara vs Albersmeier/Sakurai (Tennessee-Martin)

Galindo/Gasparin vs #T9 Reayer/Romero (Memphis)

#T9 Larranaga/Milic vs Solomon/Zholdakova (Belmont)

What To Look For:

I really want to see the freshmen in action. Purdue lost a few key pieces from the past two seasons, so the new faces will need to adjust quickly if the Boilermakers want to improve on last year’s results. Based on the current seedings, I expect Purdue to have a winning record on day one, keeping most of their players in the main bracket. A loss or two wouldn’t be that unusual, but more losses than that could be a troubling sign. Ultimately, losing here means a lot less than losing in the spring, but it would be nice to make some noise in this tournament.

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