Lopes-Lucich, Garijo Garrido both claim ITA titles
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Lopes-Lucich, Garijo Garrido both claim ITA titles
Thiago Lopes (far left) and Axel Lucich (second from left) won the ITA Southeast Regional doubles title Sunday over Union College.

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido won in straight sets in singles and Axel Lucich and Thiago Lopes recorded a doubles victory as well in championship matches Sunday at the ITA Southeast Regionals. All matches were played indoors in Nicholasville, Ky.

Garijo Garrido defeated Union College’s Isidora Petkovic, 6-3, 6-3, in the singles final, claiming the singles championship after losing in the finals last year. Garijo Garrido and Marianela Landi lost 8-4 in the doubles final earlier Sunday to Union’s Petkovic and Ljiljana Pajcin.

In men’s doubles, Lucich and Lopes registered an 8-1 win over Union’s Luis Castellon and Alex Kostka.

Garijo Garrido and the doubles tandem of Lopes and Lucich advance to the ITA Cup in Rome, Ga., on October 11-14, the ITA’s national championships for all colleges and universities outside of Division I.