Garijo Garrido, Landi, Hernandez advance for women at ITA regionals
Friday, September 21, 2018
Garijo Garrido, Landi, Hernandez advance for women at ITA regionals
Marianela Landi picked up one singles and two doubles wins Thursday at the ITA Southeast Regionals. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ainhoa Garijo Garrido, Jessica Hernandez and Marianela Landi all recorded singles wins and Garijo Garrido and Landi registered two doubles victories on the first day of the ITA Southeast Regionals presented by Oracle in women’s tennis action Thursday in Georgetown, Ky.

Singles and doubles action continues Friday in the four-day event, with winners advancing to the ITA Cup next month in Rome, Ga. Two singles and two doubles matches are scheduled for Friday.

Landi posted a 6-4, 6-2, win over Middle Georgia State’s Lisette D’Onoforio and faces Brescia University’s Hannah Joy Simms on Friday morning in the Round of 32. Hernandez collected a 6-1, 6-0, victory against Middle Georgia State’s Erin Byassee and takes on Martin Methodist’s Siria Dibe in the Round of 32.

Garijo Garrido defeated Union College’s Mia Kitashita, 6-0, 6-1, advancing to face Georgetown College’s Amanda Moore.

In doubles Hernandez and Kylie Humphrey recorded an 8-5 victory over Union’s Alba Rodenas and Alina Schweizer but dropped an 8-4 decision to Denee Lyttle and Grace Steeley from the University of the Cumberlands.

Garijo Garrido posted an 8-1 win versus Milligan’s Miranda Martin and Marliana Peterson and registered an 8-2 victory over Union’s Christina Schoener and Kitashita. The CU duo faces Georgetown’s Fazenbaker and Swanson in the quarterfinals.